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Science Demonstrations for Keiki at Big Island Libraries

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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.

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

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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