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Keene Public Library Hosts “Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet” Traveling Exhibition And Programs

Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a national traveling exhibition exploring a global view of our changing environment, will be on display at Keene Public Library from October 17th to December 14th. 

Getting people interested in science can be a challenge, but Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet strives to make it fun with a focus on local earth science topics — such as weather, the water cycle and ecosystem changes — as well as a global view of our changing planet.

Keene Public Library will also offer a related series of public events to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming to children, teens, and adults.  

“We are proud that Keene Public Library was selected to be one of fourteen sites nationwide to host the Explore Earth exhibit,” said Library Director Nancy Vincent. “We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find that the exhibition explores earth science in a way that is understandable, fulfilling, captivating and relevant.”

Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter St. The exhibition is free and open to the public during library hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of programs and events, including a kick-off event to be held on Friday, October 19th from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a series of kids’ tech challenges to be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. At the kick-off event, guests can meet representatives from local groups such as Harris Center for Conservation Education, UNH Cooperative Extension - Cheshire County, UNH Picture Post Network, NH Plastic Pollution Alliance, and Elm City Compost Initiative, which will be on hand to share information, activities, and citizen science projects. There will be hands-on activities for visitors of all ages as well as refreshments. Teachers can tour the exhibit, book a class visit to the library and meet our science instructors. For a full schedule of events, visit or contact 603-352-0157.

Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet was organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation.  

The Keene Public Library offers hundreds of public programs each year. For more information about free library programs, visit or call the library at 603-352-0157.


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