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‘Hawaiian Heroes: Past and Present’ with Aunty Nyla

June 23, 2015, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:23 PM
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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.

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To learn more about the 2015 Children’s, Teen, or Adult Summer Reading Programs, visit the HSPLS website.

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