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Teen Talk Tuesday:

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Calling all teens - we want to hear from you! Hangout with Jay, the Teen Services Librarian, every other Tuesday to share your ideas on what the library can do better to meet your needs and interests. Each week we'll provide different crafting projects, activities, snacks, and topics to discuss. 

This week :

Join us to hear from others and make your voice heard.
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Cancelled

3D Makerlab

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Youth Department
Canceled this day only. Enjoy the holiday!
Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our MakerLabs, see it in action and ask one of our Makers in Residence questions about the process. She can show you how the basics of operating our MakerBot Replicator 2 and how to use the library's computers and free CAD software to design, modify or download a 3-D model for printing. Participants will progress through the labs at their own pace. Once you can demonstrate an independent understanding of the printing process, you're welcome to sign up to use our 3D printer anytime it's not in use.

Space is limited. To participate in the MakerLab, you should be between 10-18 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 the Youth Department at  603-352-0157 or cancel your reservation online.

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Craft-tastic Drop-In Art Studio

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Keene Public Library
Youth Department
Drop in arts and crafts group. Come in and see what we're making tonight!
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POV Film Screening and Discussion: Motherland

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
The Keene Public Library invites you to a screening of the movie MOTHERLAND., an absorbingly intimate, vérité look at the busiest maternity hospital on the planet, in one of the world's most populous countries: the Philippines.

The Keene Public Library partners with PBS to present the POV Documentary Film Series. The majority of these films are screened at the library before they air on national television. Join us to watch the films and engage in a discussion about the film afterward.

These events are in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS: www.pbs.org/pov. POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
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Afterschool Movie Matinee: Beauty and the Beast

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Walt Disney Pictures. 2017. PG. 129 minutes.

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Library Closes early

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library Closed

All Day

Faith in Humanity – Spend an Afternoon in Solidarity with Eleazar Ayala, and Separated Families

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

The Keene Public Library invites you to share time away from the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day with your family, to reflect on the tragic misfortune of Eleazar Ayala and others like him. Many good people around the world are separated from their families, against their will, possibly for the rest of their lives.

Eleazar is from Manchester, N.H. As a minor he came to the USA 20 years ago from Honduras, fleeing poverty. He has three minor children who are US citizens, but his own status remained undocumented. This summer, he experienced a flat tire on the road in Deerfield. The police arrived, which resulted in legal probing and now he is in a jail, fighting deportation. Meanwhile, his family is struggling in Manchester, N.H., without a father, husband and no means of income and support.

This incident with Eleazar has hit close to home. It has inspired Mohammad Saleh and his friends to organize this event in solidarity with the Ayala family and all who suffer these injustices. This event appeals to the shared humanity of all parents to contemplate the power we all possess to make an impact on social change. Show your willingness to give up something precious - time with your family on Thanksgiving Day. Parents are encouraged to bring children.

Speakers will include Dr. Dottie Morris and Dr. Lawrence Welkowitz from Keene State College.

Normal library operation is closed on this day, due to the holiday. The library will be open for this event between 10 a.m. to noon, with a focused discussion between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. People are welcome to spend any amount of time they can share between 10 a.m. to noon.

This is a non-partisan public event, free of solicitation. People of all backgrounds are welcome.

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Library Closed

All Day
Registration is open

Saturday Stories and More

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Keene Public Library
Story Room

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, which may be 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 check the box on the sign-up form and inform a staff member if you do not wish to have your picture taken.

 

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Trustees Room
National Novel Writing Month is a 30 day, 50,000-word writing challenge held every November. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel, but has been unsure of how to start, or scared away by the time and effort involved.

Are you motivated by the company of others? Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary act. The library will provide plenty of comfortable space, power outlets for your laptops, and treats and refreshments. Come share the experience!

If you would you like to get your completed novel into the Keene Public Library’s eBook collection, check out SELF-e, a new service just for our local authors.
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Messy Art: Meet & Play

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keene Public Library
Story Room
For parents/caregivers with children ages birth - 5 years old. Drop-In, play and meet other families with young children. Each week in the Youth Department Story Room, there will be special fun-filled activities and age-appropriate art activities that will stimulate their senses. And there will be toys and other learning materials in the picture book area of the Youth Department.
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Board in the Library: Betrayal At House On The Hill

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Keene Public Library
Green Room
Take a deep breath before you enter. It might be your last. Your fear will grow with each tile you place as you investigate a house filled with dreadful monsters and deadly secrets. 

Betrayal At House On The Hill is a fun and suspenseful game with 50 fiendish scenarios and a different board lay-out with every game, so players encounter a new experience every time you play. Cooperative until half-way through the game, when one of the players turns on all of the others and the game turns competitive. Game designed for 3–6 players aged 12 and up.
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Otaku Guild (Anime Club)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
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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Registration is open

3D Makerlab

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Youth Department
Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our MakerLabs, see it in action and ask one of our Makers in Residence questions about the process. She can show you how the basics of operating our MakerBot Replicator 2 and how to use the library's computers and free CAD software to design, modify or download a 3-D model for printing. Participants will progress through the labs at their own pace. Once you can demonstrate an independent understanding of the printing process, you're welcome to sign up to use our 3D printer anytime it's not in use.

Space is limited. To participate in the MakerLab, you should be between 10-18 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 the Youth Department at  603-352-0157 or cancel your reservation online.

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Registration begins 11/24/2017 at 12:00 AM — Register at the library

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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Craft-tastic Drop-In Art Studio

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Keene Public Library
Youth Department
Drop in arts and crafts group. Come in and see what we're making tonight!
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Booktalk: Catching the Accusers: The true detective story of Deflategate

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Author Rob Young talks about his new book "Catching the Accusers."  The book is the true-life detective story of how the author discovered that the NFL had the data to completely vindicate the Patriots in Deflategate, but withheld it from the public.The information accidentally leaked out in ways no one expected but in the end, fake science was undone by real detective work.
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Afterschool Movie Matinee: Table 19

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

21 Laps Entertainment. 2017. PG-13. 87 minutes.
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Read It, See It, Love It Film Series: True Grit (2010)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
An alcoholic U.S. Marshal and a 14-year-old girl track down her father's killer with the help of a Texas Ranger. As the three brave dangerous Indian territory, they discover their prey has fallen in with a more-experienced criminal.

Paramount Pictures, 2010, 110 minutes, Rated PG-13
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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 - 5:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Auditorium
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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Strategy Game Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Story 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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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keene Public Library
Green Room
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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Family Dance @ your Library! - Andy Davis

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Keene Public Library
Heberton Hall

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 lifelong 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.

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