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Tuesday, April 10th Events

We Were There, Too With Phillip Hoose

Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Trustee's Room, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Middle School Age

Award-winning author Phillip Hoose will speak to middle school aged young people at this afterschool program. His books focus on the courage of young people and how their actions changed their communities. We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History by Phillip Hoose is the first to tell the story of the role children and adolescents have played in the making of our nation.The book  is a compilation of over seventy stories, including that of Claudette Colvin, noting young people who made differences in the outcome of U.S. history.
The project will continue with teacher-led workshops at the Keene Public Library on Tuesday April 24, May 1, and May 8 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will discuss Phillip Hoose’s message. Each young person will design and create a mixed media collage based on the theme of courage. Artwork will be displayed on city Express buses during the spring and summer. 

Book Arts: Hand Sewn Bindings

Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free

Learn bookmmaking with a book artist Sheila Williams. This three part series will cover hand sewn bindings. Participants will need to attend each workshop held Tuesday afternoons Feb. 14, March 13, April 10. These are free and all materials will be provided.
The class size is limited. Advance registration is required. When registering, please provide an email address or phone number, so that we can contact you before the class begins.
For more information, please call Sheila at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

National Book Award nominee Philip Hoose will discuss how he came to write 'Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.'  The book tells the extraordinary story of an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement. Claudette Colvin was the first African American to refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and, when she was arrested, to plead not guilty. Her refusal as a 15-year-old in 1955 to give up her seat on a city bus, as well as her role the following year as the star plaintiff in the federal court case Browder vs. Gayle set the stage for the desegregation of public transportation throughout the Jim Crow South.

This free program is sponsored by the City of Keene's Martin Luther King Jr. / Jonathan Daniels Committee and the Keene Public Library.

Out and About: Marvelous Mice

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Place: The Fells, Newbury, NH (about 38 miles from Keene)
Price: $5
Ages: Younger

Through a variety of games and activities, children learn about how mice behave, and what mice eat. Each participant takes home a mouse of their creation. Member child free, nonmembers $5, caregivers free. Advance registration required. Meets at The Fells Gatehouse. Made possible by a grant from the Lincoln Foundation.
Contact: 603-763-4789, x3

Theatre Performance of Freedom Train: The Story of Harriett Tubman & the Underground Railroad

Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Place: Chelmsford Performing Arts Center, 200 Richardson Rd., North Chelmsford, MA (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $10
Ages: 8-12

Harriet Tubman was born a slave, but when she was 25 she made her perilous escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind.  Pursued by dogs and relentless slave catchers, she followed an escape route laid out by Quakers – secret hiding places in churches, barns, cellars and homes.  This became known as the Underground Railroad and Harriett Tubman its most celebrated “conductor.”  On 19 trips she guided more than 300 slaves, including her aging parents, to freedom.  Freedom Train tells the thrilling story using dance, dialogue and music of the period.  Songs like Follow the Drinking Gourd, Steal Away and Wade in the Water are still sung today.  This story of self-sacrifice, bravery, and survival is laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit – a universal story for all.

Watercolor Painting 

Time: 3:15 pm-4:30 pm
Place: Hancock Town Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 1st-4th

Come and explore watercolors with Melody Zahn Russell. We will have a story and demonstration , then paint together. Limited space available. Registration REQUIRED, please call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.
Contact: 603-525-4411

Junior Book Club

Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Fitzwilliam Town Library, Fitzwilliam, NH (about 13 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Junior Book Club - Featured book is The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Powers - 3:30 p.m.

Astronomy Group Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Whiting Library, 117 Main St., Chester, VT (about 70 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Join for a stimulating evening exploring the universe through astronomy. Free and open to all. Call 875-6464 for more information.

Cues To Acting Shakespeare Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library Annex, Heberton Hall, Keene, NH
Price: $20
Ages: Older

Workshop will explore the rhythm of the verse (iambic pentameter), breathing, and antithesis in acting Shakespeare's plays. For actors and anyone interested in exploring the richness of Shakespeare's language.
Location: Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library Annex
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: (603)352-5657

Magical Strings

Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Waldorf School, Elementary School, 98 S. Lincoln St., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Centered around the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer of Pam and Philip Boulding, Magical Strings presents traditional Celtic music, world music, and their own violin, cello, and penny whistle too!

Learn more at
This event is free!
Elementary School Campus 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Time: 11:00 am
Place: Antrim Area Senior Center, 73A Main St., Antrim, NH (about 26 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: All

Several longtime residents reminisce about the town in which they grew up.

Science Explorers Club

Time: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Place: Peterborough Community Center, 19 Elm St., Peterborough, NH
Price: $10
Ages: Grades 2-4

Tornadoes in a bottle. For grades 2-4. Register. Space limited. Harris Center and Peterborough Rec.


Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Palace Theater, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, NH (about 60 miles from Keene)
Price: Children $3/Adults $5

Ages: All

Londonderry North School Presents Mulan. Travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Mulan. Tickets: Adults, $5 and children, $3.

Recycling Center Homeschool Tour

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Keene Recycling Center, Rt 12 North, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

A tour of the recycling center facility for homeschoolers of all ages. Bring your recyclables to drop off.

What's special about today?
Golfer's day
Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt, 1849
Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage, 1912
Joseph Pulitzer's birthday, 1847

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