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Messy Art and Playful Building

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keene Public Library
Kay Fox Room
Let's get messy! Messy art and playful building allows children to experience water, paint, sand, and many other sensory activities. The goal is to create an environment that helps develop fine motor skills, eye and hand coordination, and imagination. The program is geared for those 1-5 and their families. 
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Library Build-a-Rama!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Story Room
Calling all builders! A variety of materials will be provided for little architects to test their creativity through play and construction.

This program is sponsored by Cognizant via the Maker Education Initiative, which is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education, a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education.

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Board in the Library: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Keene Public Library
Green Room
Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town Heroes, and horror movie action. Players take on the role of either the Heroes, working together to make it through the night; or the Zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town like a plague. Featuring a modular board, eight Heroes to choose from, and several different Scenarios to play that drastically change the game. Last Night on Earth is designed to create a cinematic feel as the story and game unfolds. 

So put down that popcorn, grab your shotgun, and hide your brain; the Zombies are coming and this could be your Last Night on Earth.
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Yoga @ your library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Kay Fox Room
Yoga @ your library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens. No experience is required. Certified instructors will guide participants through the 60-minute session that includes strength building, a body-balancing workout and a quick cool down. Like all library programs, the class is free of charge! Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.
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Monday Night Fiction Writers

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Trustees Room
Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group welcomes new members and provides prose fiction writers a friendly and supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.
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The Harry Potter Picture Show: An Interactive Movie Experience

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first introduced in the U.K. on June 26, 1997. To celebrate two decades of J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world, the Keene Public Library is excited to host an interactive movie screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, where the audience is invited to shout back at the film and interact with one another in hilarious ways. 

We'll supply attendees with the lines and props that will make this viewing of the movie unlike any other. Harry Potter themed costumes are highly encouraged so put on your Hogwarts house colors and join us for this 20th anniversary celebration. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm and seating will be provided on a first come basis.
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Library Finance Committee

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration is open

Terrific Tuesdays: Brendan Taaffe's Crankie Concert

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Crankies are magic, a low-tech form of moving pictures that completely captivates any audience. Crankies, for the uninitiated, are scrolling illustrations, wound inside a wooden box and then hand-cranked so that the images move across a viewing screen.

Brendan Taaffe is a musician, storyteller, and crankie maker from Brattleboro. He is a favorite performer at our monthly family contra dances.

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 approximately aged five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.
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Otaku Guild (anime club)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
We've unfortunately had to cancel this last session of the Otaku Guild, but we hope you'll join us again in the Fall for another fun school year of anime.

Watch anime, discuss, make origami, enter raffle for new anime/manga, and eat snacks @ our Otaku Guild.
 
Teens aged 12-19 welcome!
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Library Board of Trustees

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Trustees Room

The library's Board of Trustees meets monthly.
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Project Review Committee

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration is open

Summer Drop-in Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Keene Public Library
Story Room
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 seven-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.
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Duct Tape Network

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Kay Fox Room
The Duct Tape Network (DTN) is an eight-week series of fun, hands-on maker club activities that encourage children 7-10 to use cardboard, tape, wood, fabric, LED lights, motors, and more to bring their stories and inventions to life.

The Duct Tape Network has originally been conceived at the MIT Media Lab. This program is sponsored by Cognizant via the Maker Education Initiative, which is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education, a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education.
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Build a Better World Film Series: Florence Foster Jenkins

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist.
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Keene Public Library Painting Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Heberton Hall

For many decades, artists living in New England have come together in small social groups to paint and enjoy the art world. The level of ability is wide ranging and includes virtually all media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels and more. The painting groups generally paint together in church basements, Town Halls, and lodge halls throughout the rural communities. The groups vary in size and an average group size might be about twenty artists with seven to twelve artists painting together on a given day. Some group members are just starting out but others have been painting for decades. Some are self-taught and some have a formal art education.

There is no formal instruction at group meetings. Artists simply learn from one another by observing and asking questions when they see something that interests them.

The Keene Public Library along with the Monadnock Area Artists Association has a painting group meeting every Thursday morning from 10:00 to noon. The program is open to the public with no fees or admission. One simply needs to provide ones own art materials. The group meets in Heberton Hall next to the Library and is a wonderful place to paint. No advance notice is required. Just show up, meet some fellow artists, new friends, and enjoy yourself.

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Cookies and Coloring for Adults

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Trustees Room
Looking for a way to reduce some stress and unwind?  Join us for an afternoon of fun and coloring.   Grab a friend, bring a beverage, sit back and have a good time.

Supplies and cookies provided, as well as soothing music.
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Open Play: Games @ your library!

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Kay Fox Room
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.  
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Big Buddy Orientation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Story Room
Do you love to read?  Would you like to spend a few hours this summer helping a beginning or struggling reader gain confidence and improve their reading skills.  The Keene Public Library matches experienced readers like yourself with younger readers in grades k-4 who could use some encouragement.  Big Buddy Orientation is Thursday June 29 3:30-5:00. The buddies meet every Thursday afternoon in the month of July.  July 6. 13, 20 and 27 between 3:30 and 5 to read, play games and create together.  If you are interested please fill out an application  by following this link or by stopping in the library.  
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Strategy Game Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Green Room
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.
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Friday Crafts: Under the Sea

All Day
Keene Public Library
Youth Dept Creation Station
Drop-in at the library & enjoy a make-and-take-craft project. We will provide the supplies and you will provide the creativity. Crafts can be enjoyed by people o all ages and abilities. All day in the Youth Department!
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Summer Drop-in Book Time with Babies and Toddlers

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Keene Public Library
Story Room
We’ll share books, rhymes, music, fun finger plays, puppets, and get-up-and-move activities especially designed for infants and toddlers. 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 story times series is a drop-in seven-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.
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Green Room
Join us to knit and crochet for charity every Friday 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. 

 

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Friday Family Flicks: Box Trolls

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses.

Focus Features, 2014, 100 minutes, Rated PG
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Family Fort Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Youth Department
Test your creativity and construction skills during this special evening event! We'll build forts, read books and make memories. Bring your favorite stuffed animals or blankets; materials for the forts and books will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is sponsored by Cognizant via the Maker Education Initiative, which is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education, a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education.
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Saturday Crafts: Under the Sea

All Day
Keene Public Library
Youth Dept Creation Station
Drop-in at the library & enjoy a make-and-take-craft project. We will provide the supplies and you will provide the creativity. Crafts can be enjoyed by people o all ages and abilities. All day in the Youth Department!
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