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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes to life during this festive live theater performance perfect for children and adults. The production invites some audience participation.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a story that is both timeless and universal. It is the classic tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of the season, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. In this charming rendition, young people will learn about the class system of Victorian England and be encouraged to help others that are less fortunate than they are.

The Hampstead Stage is a nationally touring theater for young audiences based in New Hampshire. For thirty years, they have performed plays adapted from classic books. Two professional actors, along with the aid of lightning-quick costume changes bring all of the characters to life.
Location
Heberton Hall
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 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, December 22, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Come see Disney's and sing along to Disney's animated film Frozen. Then make a craft and have a treat.

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, and Alan Tudyk
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 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
Monday, December 22, 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
Saturday, December 27, 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
Friday, January 02, 2015
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, January 03, 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
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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 poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Crazy 8s is an eight-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.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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 poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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, January 07, 2015
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
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Christopher Nolan returns to complete the Gotham trilogy that launched with “Batman Begins” and reached the stratosphere with the billion dollar blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” Christian Bale prowls the night as the Caped Crusader, fighting crime and corruption.

Rated PG-13, 164 minutes, 2012

Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 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.     
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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, January 08, 2015
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
Friday, January 09, 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 will share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.     
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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
Saturday, January 10, 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, January 12, 2015
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, January 13, 2015
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 poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Crazy 8s is an eight-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.
Location
Story Room
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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 poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts.  
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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, January 14, 2015
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
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
On a day that started like any other, Mia (Moretz) had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, Mia spends one critical day contemplating a future that is now more unknowable than ever. Is love enough to keep her here? Tragic but ultimately hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and uplifting story about music, life and love.

Rated PG-13, 106 minutes
Location
Auditorium
Library
Keene Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 15, 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.     
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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, January 15, 2015
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, January 15, 2015
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, January 16, 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 will share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers.     
 
This series runs from the week of January 5 through March 6. 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
Saturday, January 17, 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

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Important Messages
Welcome! If you have any questions, please call the library at 603-352-0157 and speak to a Youth Librarian.


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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