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Public Libraries Offering Free Events in February

February 1, 2018, 12:00 PM HST
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Hawaiʻi State Public Libraries on Hawaiʻi Island will offer the following free events during the month of February 2018:

Kailua-Kona Public Library – Feb. 1 to 28
Blind Date with a Book for Teenagers
Teenagers in grades 6 to 12 can browse the covers of wrapped books on the “Blind Date with a Book” cart, and choose a title which appeals to the reader.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/blind-date-with-a-book-for-teens/

Kealakekua Public Library – Feb. 2, 3 p.m.
Meditative Artwork
Use colored pencils or gel pens to create art in a meditative state. This program is held on the first Friday of the month.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/meditative-artwork/all/

Kailua-Kona Public Library – Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
Gardening Tips
Gardening expert Margo Lundstrom will share her knowledge and expertise on plant placement, wise water usage, maintenance trimming, pruning and fertilizing.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/gardening-tips-by-margo-lundstrom/

North Kohala Public Library – Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Myths and Legends of Pre-contact Hawaiʻi
North Kohala historian Boyd D. Bond will conduct a “talk story” session and share his personal knowledge of Hawaiʻi’s history from his academic studies, life experiences, and as a 6th generation descendant of early western settlers in Hawaiʻi.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/myths-and-legends-of-pre-contact-hawaii/

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Kealakekua Public Library – Feb. 7, 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday Movie Screening
In honor of African American History Month, attend a screening of a 2008 drama film,\ adapted from the novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, the movie tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/movie-screening-kealakekua/

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Hilo Public Library – Feb. 10, 10 a.m.
Blue Zones Purpose Workshop
This workshop presented by Blue Zones Project focuses on helping participants discover their purpose and how to live mindfully.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/purpose-workshop-hilo/

North Kohala Public Library – Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
Author Readings
Join published and amateur authors as they read from their recent work and share stories of their writing life.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/author-readings-north-kohala/

North Kohala Public Library – Feb. 13, 11 a.m.
Book Discussion – “A Prayer for Owen Meany”
Attend a group discussion on the book “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/book-discussion-north-kohala/

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Kealakekua Public Library – Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m.
Kids’ Crafts: Make a Woven Heart for Valentine’s Day
Create adorable woven hearts made out of felt. Supplies will be provided.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/wovenheart/

North Kohala Public Library – Feb. 20, 10 a.m.
Writer’s Group
The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month to exercise and enhance writing skills.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/writers-group-3/all/

Hilo Public Library – Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Mo Min Kuen Monkey Kung Fu Performance
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, attend a special martial arts performance by the members of Mo Min Kuen Monkey Kung Fu.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/chinese-new-year-kung-fu/

Kealakekua Public Library – Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Realizing the Dream of Home Ownership
Michael McCray, a counselor and coach with a local home ownership assistance service, will provide information on overcoming barriers to homeownership, learning the ABCs of buying a home and other helpful tips.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/homeownership/

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