Library building

Calendar & Events

You can attend a storytime, watch a movie, join a book discussion, learn something new, get fit, and much more. 


 

At the library, you'll find events, classes, and programs for people of all ages. 

Our events are all about you so we welcome your feedback. You can also submit program recommendations by using our online suggestion form.

Keep informed about our programs by signing up for a weekly email.

All of our programs are provided by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Endowment Fund of the Keene Public Library Trustees, grants, and sponsorships. If you are a business, organization, or individual interested in contributing financially to our programs, please contact Gail Zachariah at (603) 757-1845

We request potential presenters to fill out a Program Proposal Application, which should be submitted to Gail Zachariah.

The Keene Public Library is fully accessible to people of all abilities. Patrons attending library programs who require a sign language interpreter should make their request two weeks prior to the date of the event. Occasionally the library offers public programs outside of the library in places that may not be fully accessible. If you feel that you might need accommodations, please contact the Head of Youth and Community Services at (603) 757-1845.

All of our programs are provided by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Endowment Fund of the Keene Public Library Trustees, grants, and sponsorships. If you are a business, organization, or individual interested in contributing financially to our programs, please contact Gail Zachariah at (603) 757-1845

  • Books Discussions, Author Visits, and Writing Programs

    Looking for a good book to discuss at your own book club? Visit our Book Discussions in the Library and in the Community Page. 

    Are you a writer? You will want to visit our Resources for Writers page.

    Check our online calendar to see what events we are currently offering for readers and writers.

     

     

  • Film Presentations

    The library has several ongoing film series and occasional films throughout the year.

    Visit our online schedule of events or call the library at 603-352-0157 to see what's showing! Contact Gail Zachariah or Jay Fee.

    All movies are free and open to the public. Visit our online schedule of events or call the library at 603-352-0157 to see what's showing! Contact Gail Zachariah or Jay Fee.

  • Lectures and Informational Programs

    The Keene Public Library offers lectures and informational programs throughout the year. Visit our online schedule of events to see what is scheduled.

    We sponsor NH Humanities programs. A highlight is our annual Chautauqua held at the end of summer or beginning of fall.

    KPL partners with Keene Amateur Astronomers and together they offer several astronomy programs throughout the year. The highlight of the year is a February and March Astronomy Lecture Series. KPL and the Keene Amateur Astronomers also participate in the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth's nearest neighbor. Through our partnership with the Keene Amateur Astronomers, we are able to loan viewing equipment to library cardholders.

     

    Moon Viewing

    Moon Viewing Kit

    Visit the Youth Department to check out a moon viewing kit.

    Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope

    Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope

    Visit the Youth Department to check out a telescope.

  • Makerspace Experiences

    A makerspace is a place where creative people can gather, create, invent, and learn. Right now, the physical maker space is in the Youth Department.

    Visit the Keene Public Library's All Age Makerspace page for more information.

    Very soon, we will be opening a new makerspace that will serve adults and children.Until then, we still have maker programming for adults because maker activities do not need to be confined to any one physical locations. 

  • Outreach and Community Engagement

    You will often find KPL out in the community. Some of our regular Outreach activities include:

    • Pop-up LIbraries at fairs and festivals like the Monadnock Fall Festival and the Monadnock Pumpkin Festival.

    • Library and book-related presentations at your group or facility regarding library services and activities. Let us know what you want and we can tailor our presentation to your need. To arrange for a presentation, call Gail Zachariah at (603)352-0157.

    • Groups can arrange for a library tour. Staff can highlight any subject or service during the presentation. Call Gail Zachariah at (603) 352-0157.

    • Materials can also be delivered to licensed child care centers. For information, please visit the Stories to Go webpage or contact Gail Zachariah, the Youth and Community Services Librarian, at (603) 757-1845.

    • Volunteers are always needed to help with outreach projects. Please visit our volunteering webpage or call the library's Head of Youth and Community Services Library at  (603) 757-1845 if you are interested in volunteering.

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