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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. 

This reading program officially starts on June 15th. The last day of the program is August 10th.

  • NEW USERS: Create a Username and Password with at least 5 characters. The password is case sensitive. 
  • PREVIOUS USERS: Enter your Username and Password from last year. If you cannot remember your password, you must reset it. The password is case sensitive.  If you cannot remember your Username, Wandoo will prompt you for your email address. 

  • Families can group all participants together with a single log-in using the Family Management Portal.
  • This year, we added a community goal. If together we read 300 books then we will donate $50 to the Keene Community Kitchen.
  • And, you can choose a personal reading goal. You do that once you log your reading.

Summer challenges will be found under the CHALLENGES tab or at the Keene Library. Each challenge has a description and completion instructions!

Readers will receive a prize for reading 10 books.

If you need help or you have questions, please call the Youth Department at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157.


2021-03-08 Monday Night Fiction Writers

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group is conducted on Zoom and welcomes new members. The group 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.

This series runs through March 8th. There will be no meeting on January 18th and February 15th. 

This event is for everyone! The event will be captioned. If you require another access service to participate or have any questions about accessibility fully, please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your earliest convenience.

If you are interested in joining our group, please sign up here.


2021-03-09 Tuesday Trivia Night

Join us for virtual trivia every Tuesday night. You can play on a computer or a mobile device.

To participate, visit https://crowd.live/MR7AD a few minutes before 6:00 PM to sign in with your name and email address.

Trivia questions begin at 6:00 PM sharp so you want to be ready!


2021-03-10 Women in Science: The Urban Ocean

Join marine scientist Kelly Luis to introduce the history, culture, and science of Boston Harbor. Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Science & Technology at UMASS-Boston, where her research focuses on using remote sensing technology to improve coastal water quality monitoring. As a Native Hawaiian researcher, she is committed to increasing access to environmental data for marginalized communities and supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in oceanography.

Noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register here.

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Hancock Town Library, the Jaffrey Public Library, the Keene Public Library, and the Peterborough Town Library. The Women in Science Speaker Series is made possible with support from the Putnam Foundation, a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.


2021-03-10 Resume Reboot with Ashley Watkins - presented by Brainfuse

Do you struggle to figure out what keywords to include on your resume? Do you need help with your resume design elements? Do you know how to really showcase your value to potential employers? The Keene Public Library is pleased to present a workshop in collaboration with Brainfuse JobNow and Ashley Watkins, a Job Search Coach, Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW), and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) with Write Step Résumés.

The workshop will cover 3 key areas to help you reboot your resumes
. How to create a keyword-rich résumé that hiring managers find so irresistible, they'd be crazy not to make the call;
. What design elements draw the reader's attention to your skills, competencies, and results;
. Strategies for showcasing your value, so you land more interviews and higher-paying positions.

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3707449168442122254

Ashley Watkins is a Job Search Coach, Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW), and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) with Write Step Résumés in the Birmingham, AL area. She is a former corporate recruiter of 15 years and handled talent acquisition for multimillion-dollar banking, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations. Today, she partners with frustrated job seekers to teach them leading-edge job search strategies for landing more interviews and six-figure job offers at Fortune 500 brands. Ashley has earned several industry accolades, including 2019 LinkedIn Top Voice (Careers and Job Search Experts), 2019 Top 8 Resume Writing Services - The Balance Careers, and Jobscan's 2019 Top Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn. She also served as a board member of the National Resume Writers' Association for 2 years.


2021-03-11 POV Screening and Discussion: Tribal Justice by Anne Makepeace

Join the Keene Public Library for a free virtual screening of the Tribal Justice. Watch the film and then take part in a conversation about the themes presented in the film. The screening and discussion will take place remotely, online using Zoom. Register here to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

In Tribal Justice, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth.

"Makepeace has made a film that is as gratifying as it is powerful..a film that is as beautiful to watch as it is haunting, a story rich in character and place." - Bruce Murkoff, TriCorner News.