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Welcome! Don't let the kids have all the fun this summer. Join this summer reading program designed especially for grown-ups! In this program, adults will keep track of the books they read. You can also take three special challenges and be entered in a grand prize raffle for a Kobo Arc tablet.

All of our Summer Reading and Learning Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library, and other community sponsors. Readers (and pre-readers) of all ages can participate! If you have kids, they may be interested in these programs:

Keep track of the time you read this summer and win prizes. Earn bonus points along the way for attending library programs and completing games and tasks online and in your community. Kids will need the permission of a parent or guardian when they sign up online.

Kids that aren't yet reading on their own can still participate - listening to an audiobook or read-along and being read to all count as reading!

This program works the same way as the Kids Summer Game but the prizes have teen appeal.


2017-09-21 Strategy Game Night

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.


2017-09-21 Great Books

This is the 31st year that Keene Public Library's Great Books Discussion has been meeting and new members are always welcomed warmly into the group.  


2017-09-22 Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

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. 



2017-09-25 Board in the Library: Illuminati - The Game of Conspiracy

The telephone company is controlled by creatures from outer space. The Congressional Wives have taken over the Pentagon. Evil geniuses are building Orbital Mind Control Lasers . . . aimed at YOU! 

This is a tense but tongue-in-cheek game by Steve Jackson about taking over the world, not by guns and missiles, but by stealth and guile. Each player becomes one of the Illuminati, the "secret masters" who are behind everything! Build your power and wealth, taking control of groups like the FBI, the Federal Reserve, the Nuclear Power Companies, the Orbital Mind Control Lasers, the Semiconscious Liberation Army, the Post Office . . . yes, even the Post Office is part of the Conspiracy . . .


2017-09-27 Read It, See It, Love It Film Series: The Shack

A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack, by William P. Young.

Summit Entertainment, 2016, 132 minutes, Rated PG-13