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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 who can sit and listen to short stories  and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poem,s music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31. Registration is limited. Please signup to attend.  
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our weekly Labs, see it in action and ask the librarian questions. Sign up for a Lab and we'll show you how to use the printer, and the basics of how to find and download something to make. You'll learn the basics of Tinkercad to design, modify or download a 3-D model and print using our MakerBot 3D Printer. Particanpts will progress through the labs at their own pace but once you attend three of these Makerbot training sessions, you can sign up to use our 3D printer any afternoon.

Space is limited. To participate in a Lab, you should be between 10-19 years old. If you want to use the 3D printer or the CAD software, please sign up in advance. If you cannot make it, please call Gail 1t 352-0157.


1st Makerlab: Duplicate
You will learn to search Thingiverse for a cool object, download and use Makerware software to adjust the object. And go home with a 3D printed object! 

2nd Makerlab: Design
Using Tinkercad.com, you will create a basic design, download and use Makerware software manipulate the size and specs of the object and finally print it!

3rd Makerlab: Prototype and Share

 
 
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This series for babes in arms and their caregivers is full of songs and rhymes  clapping hands and smiling faces. At the end of each program  there will be a playtime when parents and caregivers share books  puzzles or other early literacy activities with their toddlers. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers introduce their young infants to the world of books, songs, music  bounces, and rhymes.     
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31.
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  
Location
Trustees Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. 
We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Fluxx, Can’t Stop, and more! Feel free to bring an extra copy of the featured game or introduce us to one we haven’t played before.
Location
Green Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Once baby is walking join this active baby and toddler program for baby and parent or care provider. We will share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.     
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31.
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Are you addicted to Minecraft? Want company while you are playing? Come to our special Minecraft meet up! We will talk tips, strategy, and how we can play together at the library! A minecraft account isn't required. For ages 10-15.
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come join us at Goose Pond and make a Fairy House. First we will share a book or two about fairies and then we'll design and build fairy houses. We will identify a suitable habitat, then collect building supplies and create a fairy neighborhood. Bring your architectural ideas and any additional supplies you think would be fun, such as feathers, pretty pebbles and shells.

To get to Goose Pond From Central Square take Court Street north to East Surry Road. The marked parking lot for Goose Pond is about half a mile up the road on the right.
Location
Off Site
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The library's LEGO club is open to to kids of all ages. For more information, call: Gail Zachariah at 352-0157.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 who can sit and listen to short stories  and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poem,s music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31. Registration is limited. Please signup to attend.  
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 who can sit and listen to short stories  and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poem,s music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31. Registration is limited. Please signup to attend.  
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This series for babes in arms and their caregivers is full of songs and rhymes  clapping hands and smiling faces. At the end of each program  there will be a playtime when parents and caregivers share books  puzzles or other early literacy activities with their toddlers. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers introduce their young infants to the world of books, songs, music  bounces, and rhymes.     
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31.
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  
Location
Trustees Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Once baby is walking join this active baby and toddler program for baby and parent or care provider. We will share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.     
 
This series runs from the week of September 1 through October 31.
 
Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Come help us create a 24 foot mural using ourselves as templates and drawing, painting and collaging the portrait details. Please dress appropriately for this endeavor!
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. 
We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Fluxx, Can’t Stop, and more! Feel free to bring an extra copy of the featured game or introduce us to one we haven’t played before.
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 07, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.

All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library and the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund.

Location
Heberton Hall
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
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.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our weekly Labs, see it in action and ask the librarian questions. Sign up for a Lab and we'll show you how to use the printer, and the basics of how to find and download something to make. You'll learn the basics of Tinkercad to design, modify or download a 3-D model and print using our MakerBot 3D Printer. Particanpts will progress through the labs at their own pace but once you attend three of these Makerbot training sessions, you can sign up to use our 3D printer any afternoon.

Space is limited. To participate in a Lab, you should be between 10-19 years old. If you want to use the 3D printer or the CAD software, please sign up in advance. If you cannot make it, please call Gail 1t 352-0157.


1st Makerlab: Duplicate
You will learn to search Thingiverse for a cool object, download and use Makerware software to adjust the object. And go home with a 3D printed object! 

2nd Makerlab: Design
Using Tinkercad.com, you will create a basic design, download and use Makerware software manipulate the size and specs of the object and finally print it!

3rd Makerlab: Prototype and Share

 
 
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Girls age seven to eleven can come dressed in their finest to the Horatio Colony House Museum (199 Main Street) and learn all about what it meant to be an American girl growing up in 1904 at our annual Victorian Tea Party. Learn about tea parties and nutting parties, take a tour of the historic Horatio House, and have fun making a Victorian craft. Don't forget to bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. The museum is not fully handicapped accessible. If you have special dietary or programming needs, please call the library at 603-352-0157 to discuss possible accommodations. Space is limited. Please register for this special event. Interested adults can watch from the side but there will not be room for adults to participate. Parking is at the rear of St. Bernard's Church adjacent to the museum.
Location
Off Site
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Put on your dancing shoes and join your friends in the library for an afternoon of singing and dancing to some of our best recorded music for kids. If you haven't used this collection yet, come find out what you've been missing.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Open Play is just that. It is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. 
We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Fluxx, Can’t Stop, and more! Feel free to bring an extra copy of the featured game or introduce us to one we haven’t played before.
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Are you addicted to Minecraft? Want company while you are playing? Come to our special Minecraft meet up! We will talk tips, strategy, and how we can play together at the library! A minecraft account isn't required. For ages 10-15.
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description

This drop-in storytime takes place each Saturday that the library is open. The storytime will include stories, songs, finger plays, and sometimes simple crafts. The storytime is appropriate for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.

Photo Release: All library patrons consent to the use of their photographs taken at the library or during library events unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. Photos may be used in print, broadcast, and web publicity. Please inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Free Fun,  Free Food,  and Free Books for Preschoolers Through 3rd Grade Children
 
This family event is a celebration of reading and books! Plus  it's an opportunity to vote and participate in the selection of the 2014 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner. The Ladybug Picture Book Award is a N.H. Readers Choice Award.
 
Come explore these ten books and vote for your favorite!
 
There will be story sharing and craft /activity stations set up for each book  as well as a voting booth. You only have until the end of the month to vote for your favorite titles so you do not want to miss this opportunity!
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

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