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Featured Library Events

Crazy 8's Math Club for Preschool Students

Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

Crazy 8's for Preschoolers is a four-week math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. 

We'll offer mischief-making activities that kids love, like Bouncy Dice Explosion and Toilet Paper Olympics. We start with the fun, then roll in the math.

Crazy 8's for Preschoolers is for children four-years-of-age.

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Be here by 2:30 p.m. to register for the tournament.

Come and have fun playing Magic: The Gathering in this relaxed tournament. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, intermediate player, or just starting out we'll have events for everyone. Tables will be set up for open play Magic and strategy games will be provided if you want a change of pace.

Family Dance @ your Library!

Friday May 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

This is the final dance of our session. Come dance with your friends and enjoy the music of Allison Aldrich Smith, Hunt Smith, and Samuel Foucher. 

What's for Lunch @ your Library! with Noah Elbers

Noah Elbers Speaks About His Bread Making Business on April 30 at noon

The Keene Public Library invites community members to bring a lunch on Thursday April 30 at noon and listen to Noah Elbers from Orchard Hill Breadworks talk about his bread making business. Elbers started the business in 1997 on property purchased by his grandparents in 1972. Today a three person full time crew operates Orchard Hill Breadworks with the help of several part time employees and interns.

Matt Daniel Band: The Ultimate Eclectic Experience

Saturday April 25 at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Matt Daniel Band presents a program that is as inspirational as it is educational and entertaining. Experience music like never before. With a taste of some of the twentieth century's most important musical movements, The Matt Daniel Band reinvigorates old songs with a new twist. The duet of keyboardist and drummer start off with a bit of ragtime-stride, and ten, stride on into the era of swing and boogie-woogie. They then embark on a rock n'roll frenzy, all the while explaining the history and icons behind the movement.

Unlimited Possibilities How-to Festival

Saturday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Keene Public Library, Keene Senior Center, and Cheshire TV

Ever wanted to learn how to apply Zombie make-up, play the ukulele, juggle, quilt, tie flies? You can this Saturday during the Unlimited Possibilities How-to Festival at the Keene Public Library and Keene Senior Center. Learn how to do forty-five things - for kids, teens and adults - like simple cooking, decoupage, singing or jewelry-making. Volunteer instructors bring learning alive with hands-on sessions starting at ten, running till four.

Playful Building School Vacation Week Engineering for Kids

Monday, April 20, 2015 to Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Kay Fox Room

Engineers work to solve the basic challenges of life — including having fun! Playful Building explores the process of solving such challenges through engineering in an imaginative task: designing, building, and maintaining a community park!

Scratch Computer Programming for Kids School Vacation Week Series

Monday, April 20, 2015 to Friday, April 24 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

If you are 8 to 13 years old, sign up and learn Scratch, the computer programming language Python, and is totally free and easy to use.

Do It Together Crafternoon: Upcycled Crafts

Friday, April 17, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Teens and tweens are invited to drop by the Youth Department and make a craft out of recycled items.

Unlimited Possibilities Open Hack Night

Wednesday April 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come hack with friends! We'll work on various projects, help each other solve problems and share what we do with anyone who stops by to check us out. It's a great place to come out and meet us for the first time and see what we do and have a chance to chat with us.

Homeschooling Hullabaloo

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Youth Story Room

Get a Move On! Stories and Activities that Explore the Reasons Why Living Things Range, Roam and Wander.

Homeschooling families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy books and activities. These programs usually occur the second Monday of the month (Sept. - May) at 10 a.m.

Friends of the Library's Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their 2015 Spring Book Sale on:

  • Sunday April 12 from 9-2 pm.

Come and get some great bargains on books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, children's books, and more!

Sunday is Bag Day! Buy a grocery bag full of books for only $5.00!