‘Hawaiian Heroes: Past and Present’ with Aunty Nyla
One of Hawai’i’s most premier storytellers, Nyla Fujii-Babb, will perform at public libraries within the Hawai’i State Public Library System, including the Kailua-Kona Public Library on July 1.
Fuji-Babb, who goes by “Aunty Nyla,” will perform as part of the HSPLS’s Summer Reading Program, featuring the theme of heroes. She will present “Hawaiian Heroes: Past and Present,” which will review stories featuring Maui, Punia, Laka, Ikua Purdy, and Duke Kahanamoku.
The all-ages program will run for 45 minutes and is free to the public.
Aunty Nyla is much more than a storyteller. She is an artistic director, puppeteer, and has acted for over 20 years. In addition, she is a retired HSPLS children’s librarian.
Young children are required to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Should anyone be in need of a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation, contact the Kailua-Kona Public Library by calling 327-4327 as early as possible.
To learn more about the 2015 Children’s, Teen, or Adult Summer Reading Programs, visit the HSPLS website.