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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
9:00 AM
Description
Just an impromptu Dungeons & Dragons get together for people who have little to no experience with the game. This will hopefully be an introduction to those interested in playing. Whether you've never played before or are a seasoned veteran who can lend their expertise, feel free to swing by.
Location
Trustees Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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, June 01, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Yu-Gi-Oh? Magic? Whatever your favorite game, bring your decks to the Keene Public Library and meet other players while you have some gaming fun.
Location
Green Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come discuss and watch some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy media. We'll watch fun sci-fi shows like the X-Files, Firefly, the Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5. We'll discuss science fiction books and movies (we'll watch some of those too if people want). This club can be whatever you want to make of it.
Location
Trustees Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description

We follow the antics of head counselor Tripper Harrison and the counselors-in-training (CITs) at Camp North Star, a cut-rate summer camp. Rudy Gerner, a lonely boy sent to summer camp by his father is taken under the wing of Tripper and each morning they go jogging and bond as friends. Tripper helps Rudy gain confidence while Rudy encourages Tripper to start a romance with Roxanne, the female head counselor.

Rated PG
99 Minutes
Starring: Bill Murray, Chris Makepeace, Kate Lynch

Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
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
Saturday, June 06, 2015
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, June 08, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Yu-Gi-Oh? Magic? Whatever your favorite game, bring your decks to the Keene Public Library and meet other players while you have some gaming fun.
Location
Green Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description

The film, set in suburban Los Angeles, unfolds in the summer of 1962. Seeking desperately to fit in, Scotty Smalls is the new kid in the neighborhood. He would be welcomed on the local eight player baseball team that practices every day. Smalls however, is incapable of playing baseball. Over the summer as Small's baseball skills improve, the group of boys come together and bond while having adventures like rescuing their baseball from the neighbor's backyard where "the beast" resides.

Rated PG
102 minutes
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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 11, 2015
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 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
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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, June 13, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Children will engage in design-based activities using creative technologies, like Scratch and MaKey MaKey, to create their own personally meaningful projects. Children 8-12 years old, are invited to attend.

Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Yu-Gi-Oh? Magic? Whatever your favorite game, bring your decks to the Keene Public Library and meet other players while you have some gaming fun.
Location
Green Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come discuss and watch some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy media. We'll watch fun sci-fi shows like the X-Files, Firefly, the Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5. We'll discuss science fiction books and movies (we'll watch some of those too if people want). This club can be whatever you want to make of it.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description

A coming-of-age drama that documents a teenage girl's relationship with a dance instructor whom she encounters during her family's summer vacation.

Rated PG-13
100 minutes
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Enjoying working on projects together with your family? Join us for our monthly Family Make Night! Families will work together to construct, build, and design.
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Kids (and parents) can dress up as their favorite superhero and enjoy a super breakfast before registering for our Summer Reading and Learning Programs and eight weeks of exciting events.
Location
Heberton Hall
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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, June 20, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Come watch your favorite superhero on film.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes! Follow Greece's greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. Through mask work, poetry, and swordplay, you will discover the early stories of Greece
Location
Heberton Hall
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Yu-Gi-Oh? Magic? Whatever your favorite game, bring your decks to the Keene Public Library and meet other players while you have some gaming fun.
Location
Green Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program. Each week there is a different special event designed for kids that are approximate for children ages five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.
Location
Heberton Hall
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Tinker and explore in our a highly interactive hands-on monthly program. Workshops are designed to introduce young learners aged eight to thirteen to many creative processes and their real world applications. During each session, youth imagine, plan, explore,communicate, tinker and create. Through this process, youth develop presentation skills, learn to work as a team, and learn to problem solve. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

? 3D Design & Printing
? Circuits and Electronics
? Web Design
? Minecraft
? Upcycling
? Animation
? Film Production
? A variety of other hands-on activities!

Different projects will be introduced each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the summer, June 23 - August 14 Please register for each session so we know how much materials to provide.


Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 years-of-age 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 poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts.

Our summer storytimes series is a drop-in six-week series through July. There is no need to register. However, if you do register, you will receive a weekly email reminder.

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, June 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Tinker and explore in our a highly interactive hands-on monthly program. Workshops are designed to introduce young learners aged eight to thirteen to many creative processes and their real world applications. During each session, youth imagine, plan, explore,communicate, tinker and create.

Through this process, youth develop presentation skills, learn to work as a team, and learn to problem solve. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

? 3D Design & Printing
? Circuits and Electronics
? Web Design
? Minecraft
? Upcycling
? Animation
? Film Production
? A variety of other hands-on activities!

Different projects will be introduced each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the summer, June 23 - August 14 Please register for each session so we know how much materials to provide.


Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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.

Our summer storytimes series is a drop-in six-week series through July. There is no need to register. However, if you do register, you will receive a weekly email reminder.
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, June 25, 2015
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
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Drop-in at the library & enjoy a make-and-take-craft project. All day!
Location
Youth Dept Creation Station
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Once baby is walking, join this active baby and toddler program for baby and parent or care provider. We'll share books, rhymes, music, fun finger plays, puppets, and get-up-and-move activities. At the end of the program, there will be a playtime when parents and caregivers share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.
Our summer toddler storytimes series is a drop-in six-week series, which runs through the month of July. There is no need to register. However, if you do register, you will receive a weekly email reminder.

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, June 26, 2015
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Tinker and explore in our a highly interactive hands-on monthly program. Workshops are designed to introduce young learners aged eight to thirteen to many creative processes and their real world applications. During each session, youth imagine, plan, explore,communicate, tinker and create.

Through this process, youth develop presentation skills, learn to work as a team, and learn to problem solve. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

? 3D Design & Printing
? Circuits and Electronics
? Web Design
? Minecraft
? Upcycling
? Animation
? Film Production
? A variety of other hands-on activities!

Different projects will be introduced each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the summer, June 23 - August 14 Please register for each session so we know how much materials to provide.


Location
Story 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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