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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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 April 6 through May 15. 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, May 04, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
*After the movie, come up to the Youth area for Star Wars crafts to further celebrate Star Wars Day!!*

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac 

Rated: PG-13

135 Minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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 April 6 through May 13. 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, May 05, 2016
Time
3:30 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, May 05, 2016
Time
6:30 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 to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
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 April 6 through May 13. 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
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us to knit and crochet for charity every Friday through May 27 at  1 p.m. in the Youth Department,
Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you're new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 



Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
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, May 07, 2016
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, May 09, 2016
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
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 6 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 April 6 through May 13. 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, May 11, 2016
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 April 6 through May 15. 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, May 11, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

PG-13

133 Minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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 April 6 through May 13. 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, May 12, 2016
Time
3:30 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, May 12, 2016
Time
6:30 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 to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
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 April 6 through May 13. 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
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us to knit and crochet for charity every Friday through May 27 at  1 p.m. in the Youth Department,
Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you're new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 



Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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, May 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Children 8-12 years old and their parents or caregivers, are invited to attend to learn Scratch, the computer animation program, which that makes it easy to create your own interactive animations. Children will engage in design-based activities using creative technologies, like Scratch and MaKey MaKey, to create their own personally meaningful projects.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

A Family Place Parent/Child Workshop (Introduction & Early Literacy)

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable five-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Local child development specialists will be available for one-on-one chats on early childhood growth and health topics.

Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Sensory Storytime is a monthly interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children but is specially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. We combine preschool books, songs, and movement to stimulate all of the senses and promote learning. 

All children are invited to attend age appropriate storytimes, but this Sensory Storytime may be more enjoyable for some children with autism. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library's other storytimes, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you are looking for! No registration is necessary.


Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

PG-13

137 Minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
3:30 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, May 19, 2016
Time
6:30 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 to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us to knit and crochet for charity every Friday through May 27 at  1 p.m. in the Youth Department,
Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you're new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 



Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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, May 21, 2016
Time
12:00 PM
Description
* Be here to register before 12:30pm when the tournament begins *

Put your Super Smash Bros. skills to the test in this tournament! Have fun, play games, enjoy food and drinks, and make new friends. Prizes for the top finishers will be available and we'll raffle off prizes so in case you didn't place in the tournament you'll still have a chance to win something. This is an all ages event and if we have enough participants we
can split the event into two tournaments for older and younger players.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 23, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

A Family Place Parent/Child Workshop (Nutrition)

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable five-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Local child development specialists will be available for one-on-one chats on early childhood growth and health topics.

Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Starring: Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone

PG-13

114 Minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
3:30 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, May 26, 2016
Time
6:30 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 to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 27, 2016
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
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us to knit and crochet for charity every Friday through May 27 at  1 p.m. in the Youth Department,
Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you're new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 



Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
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
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description


Starring: 

PG-13

 Minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
3:30 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, June 02, 2016
Time
6:30 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 to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 
Location
Kay Fox Room
Library
Keene Public Library

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The goal of the Kids' Winter Reading Program is to visit the library three times and to read or listen to five books. Everyone that meets both goals will be entered into a drawing for digital tablet (KOBO ARC 10" TABLET, 10HD, 16GB) and fun toys such as a Makey Makey, Snap Circuits, and Play-Doh sets.






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