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Wednesday, June 13th Events

Mid-Week Movie at the Library

Time: 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: 13+

Superman vs. the Elite

The Elite, a team of super-powered antiheroes, is renowned for killing their enemies. Despite the acclaim and approval the Elite enjoy, Superman knows they are in the wrong, creating more harm than good by their methods. Tensions between them finally culminate in a mass showdown on Jupiter’s moons, when Superman is forced to prove that violence is never a positive. 
Animated Feature
Voices by: Pauley Perrette, George Newbern,
Robin Atkin Downes
Warner Bros.; Directed by Michael Chang
Rated PG-13; 76 minutes; 2011

Community, Compassion, and Civility Film Series

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Keene Public Library, Auditorium, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Ox Bow Incident

This is a classic story illustrating the violence that normal men are capable of when law and order are abandoned.
The series continues with these related films:
Canery Row on June 20
Great Gatsby on June 27
Building Common Ground Book Discussion

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Horatio Colony Museum, 199 Main st., Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: Older

In the book COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS by Sarah Orne Jewett, a wandering writer, boarding at an herbalist's house in Maine, becomes involved in the lives of the villagers. This evening's discussion is part of Keene Chautauqua 2012 series of programs. The main event will take place at Keene Public Library on Thursday June 28. Performers playing New England authors Sarah Orne Jewett and Henry David Thoreau will take the Heberton Hall stage to share a bit about themselves and their views “what makes a community.”
Parking is at the rear of St. Bernard's Church adjacent to the museum.

The Keene Public Library is able to host the these discussions thanks to a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council (NHHC), a private non-profit organization whose mission is “to offer essential opportunities for discovery, self-reflection, and lifelong learning by fostering civil discourse and bringing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire.” The NHHC awards grants and develops and sponsors free public programs such as book discussions, workshops, seminars, and conferences led by scholars in literature, history, languages, ethics, philosophy, comparative religion and culture, and the interpretation of the arts.

MacDowell  Colony Authors Read

Time: 7:30 pm-8:45 pm
Place: Peterborough Town Library,  2 Concord St., Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free

Ages: Older

On Wednesday, June 13th. MacDowell colonists Ravi Shankar and Lauren Groff will read from their works in the Peterborough Town Library’s meeting hall. This event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The reading will begin at 7:30pm.

Ravi Shankar is the founding editor of “Drunken Boat”, one of the first electronic journals of the arts. He has published or edited seven books of poetry, including the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, “Deepening Groove”. A winner of the Pushcart Prize, Mr Shankar has been featured in The New York Times and has appeared as a commentator on the BBC and on NPR. Currently, he is chair of the Connecticut Young Writers’ Trust.

Lauren Groff’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Plougshares and other literary journals, as well as numerous anthologies. Ms Groff’s first novel, “The Monsters of Templeton”, was published in 2008 to high acclaim. Her second novel, “Arcadia”, has just been published. In addition to McDowell, she has been a fellow at Yaddo and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Food & Thought Potluck 

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Place: Walpole Valley Farms, Walpole, NH (about 16 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: All

Come join us for a zero-waste potluck and local food discussion on the grounds of Walpole Valley Farms. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while engaging in thoughtful discussion over dinner. Topics are spontaneous but focus on local food and health. Bring a blanket, your own plate, utensils, cup, napkin, and a dish to share. FREE Walpole Creamery ice cream provided for all. Family friendly.   
Wednesdays June 13th, July 11th, Aug 15th and Sept 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm 
Walpole Valley Farms 663 Wentworth Road Walpole, NH or (603) 756-2805 for more info and directions

Medieval Festival

Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Henniker Community School, 51 Western Avenue, Henniker, NH (about 30 miles from Keene)
Price: n/a

Ages: All

Jesters, knights, kings, queens, lords, and ladies will all be present in the seventh grade at the Henniker Community School during a Medieval Festival on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.   The Festival, planned by the students as part of their study of the Middle Ages, will feature students dressed up in character and joining the entire school for a medieval lunch. The students have planned all games, activities, and decorators.  Parents and friends are invited to come to the Henniker Community School for the Living Wax Museum exhibit at 2 pm on the day of the festival.  Students have researched their characters and will appear in costume as wax figures.  Each time a visitor presses the start button associated with the figure, the student will come alive and receipt a fact from that time period. 
Phone: 428-3476 

Shankar and Groff

Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St, Peterborough, NH (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older

Authors and MacDowell colonists Ravi Shankar and Lauren Groff reading from their works.  
Call: 924-8040.

Summer Concerts Start in Keene

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Central Square Common, Keene, NH
Price: Free
Ages: All

Concerts are held at the Bandstand, Central Square Common on Wednesdays from 7
-8:30 PM. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy! In case of rain, the concerts are held at the
Recreation Center, 312 Washington Street, in the multi-purpose room, same time. Concerts are free. 

What's special about today?
National juggling day
Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system, 1983
William Butler Yeat's birthday, 1865                                                                                      

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