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Film Festival Presents ‘Natural History Museum’

January 6, 2019, 11:00 AM HST (Updated January 3, 2019, 9:07 AM)
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The Waimea Ocean Film Festival will present special family screenings of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The screenings, which are free and open to the public, are part of Thelma Parker Library’s NASA@My Library initiative to enhance STEM learning opportunities for public audiences nationwide with the excitement of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) exploration and discovery.

In a special collaboration with experts and curators from the museum, and using groundbreaking CGI technology, Attenborough explores the Natural History Museum in London, after dark, when the exhibitions come to life. As night falls, Attenborough meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive; dinosaurs, ice age beasts and giant reptiles.

“We’re looking forward to sharing this film as part of the work the Thelma Parker Library does for the community,” said Tania Howard, founder and director of the Waimea Ocean Film Festival.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to work with the Waimea Ocean Film Festival,” said Pamela Akao, library branch manager. “Children and their families are sure to enjoy this film.”

Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System is one of 75 public libraries (and the only library in the state of Hawai‘i) chosen to be part of NASA@My Library, led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center. This program is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate via a cooperative agreement between NASA and SSI. NASA@My Library is an initiative of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net), a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country.

For more information, call (808) 887-6067. The Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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