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Science Demonstrations for Keiki at Big Island Libraries

June 3, 2014, 11:35 AM HST
* Updated June 3, 11:37 AM
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State library officials have announced free “Hardware science” events at eight Big Island public libraries over the next two weeks.

The programs will demonstrate for children 8 and older “STEAM” concepts — those related to science, technology, engineering, arts and math, library officials said.

“In this one-hour program, children will learn how to think like a scientist and experience live science demonstrations using simple equipment and tools available at hardware and craft stores,” he said.

The schedule for the Hardware Science programs includes:

  • Today, June 3, at 3 p.m. at the Naalehu Public Library (tel. 939-2442)
  • Wednesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at both the Mountain View Public & School Library (tel. 968-2322) and the North Kohala Public Library (tel. 869-6655)
  • Wednesday, June 4, at 3 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library (tel. 327-4327)
  • Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Pahala Public & School Library (tel. 928-2015)
  • Wednesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at both the Keaau Public & School Library (tel. 982-4281) and the Honokaa Public Library (tel. 775-8881)
  • Wednesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kealakekua Public Library (tel. 323-7585)

Library officials said the event schedule is subject to change. Parents are also urged to contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

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Hardware Science, part of the 2014 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, is being presented by HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts.

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The Summer Reading Program also includes “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children preschool-age to those entering grade six this fall to experiment with building lava lamps, launching rockets and creating a solar system mobile.

That program runs through July 12.

See the library system’s website for more information on these and other summer offerings.

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