Hawai‘i Island Libraries Hosting Free Events in May

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Public libraries across Hawai‘i Island are hosting a series of free events through May 2018. The scheduled lineup is as follows.

Kealakekua Public Library – May 2, 3:30 p.m.
Family Movie Matinee
A 2017 American drama film about the inspiring story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the world of a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/movie-matinee-kealakekua/

Hilo Public Library – May 2, 5 p.m.
Author Talk with Neena Roumell, Ph.D
Neena Roumell, Ph D., will discuss her new book, “Attachment Fathering.” The book aims to help strengthen the bond between new fathers and their babies, and to reinforce the opportunity for strong attachments and sensitive parenting.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/author-talk-with-neena-roumell-phd/

Kailua-Kona Public Library – May 4, 3 p.m.
May the Fourth Lightsaber Workshop
Children ages six and older can create a custom light saber! Materials are limited and tools will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/may-the-fourth-lightsaber-workshop/

Kealakekua Public Library – May 4, 3 p.m.
Meditative Artwork
Use colored pencils or gel pens to create art in a meditative state of mind. This program is held on the first Friday of each month.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/meditative-artwork/all/


Hilo Public Library – May 5, 1:30 p.m.
Learn About Foster Care
Hear from families who have opened their hearts and homes to Hawai‘i Island children in foster care. This program is presented by the Partners in Development Foundation and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/learn-about-foster-care/

Kealakekua Public Library – May 7 and 21, 11 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
Children ages two to five and their caregivers are invited for an entertaining session of storytime. The event is being held on the first and third Monday of each month.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/preschool-storytime-kealakekua/all/

Mountain View Public & School Library – May 8, 3 p.m.
Make a Dog Puppet
Students of all ages are invited to attend this puppet making workshop to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Recycled materials will be provided.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/make-a-dog-puppet/

North Kohala Public Library – May 8, 11 a.m.
Book Discussion – “The Hour of Land”
Teens and adults may attend a book discussion on “The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks” by Terry Tempest Williams.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/book-discussion-the-hour-of-land/

Hilo Public Library – May 8, 5 p.m.
What is Astrology?
Yahavah Mathison will provide information on astrology and how it influences human relationships and terrestrial events. Ms. Mathison has been practicing astrology for about 27 years and has traveled intensively to study it.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/what-is-astrology/


Kailua-Kona Public Library – May 8, 5:30 p.m.
Learn to Make Chocolate
Celeste Makrevis will discuss growing cacao and demonstrate her way of making a small batch of chocolate. Celeste has been growing cacao in Kona for more than five years and has mastered the art of making chocolate from her own trees.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/making-chocolate/

Hilo Public Library – May 12, 1 p.m.
Mother’s Day Card Making
Children ages six and older can make their own unique card for Mother’s Day. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is recommended.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/mothers-day-card-making-for-kids/

Kailua-Kona Public Library – May 12, 2 p.m.
Video Game Day
Gather your friends for a round of Nintendo video games. Two video game stations will be set up for double the fun. The program is suitable for ages eight and up.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/video-game-day/

North Kohala Public Library – May 14, 3:30 p.m.
How to Survive the AirBnB Affordable Housing Crisis
Learn the facts about affordable housing options. Sisterhood ‘Ohana will present an informative understanding of the AirBnB affordable housing crisis currently happening on Hawai‘i Island.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/how-to-survive-the-air-bnb-affordable-housing-crisis/

Kealakekua Public Library – May 14, 4:00 p.m.
After-School Storytime
Children ages six to nine and their caregivers are invited to hear fun stories.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/after-school-storytime-kealakekua/all/


North Kohala Public Library – May 15, 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 – May 16, 5 p.m.
The Basics of Alzheimer’s
Patrick Toal, a geriatric social worker from the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, will cover various topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/the-basics-of-alzheimers/

Kealakekua Public Library – May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Craft Workshop: Beaded Hoop Earrings
Teens and adults are invited to create their own earrings using wire and beads. All materials will be provided.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/beaded-hoop-earrings/

North Kohala Public Library – May 21, 2 and 6 p.m.
Simple Jewelry Craft Workshops
Jewelry artist, Sid Nakamoto, will offer two sessions of his popular jewelry making program. Materials donated by the artist and the Friends of the North Kohala Library will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece. Class sizes are limited. Contact the library to register.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/simple-jewelry-craft-with-sid-nakamoto-5/all/

Hilo Public Library – May 23, 2 p.m.
Scavenger Bunny Hunt
Children ages five and older can help find and gather bunnies dressed as famous characters in the children’s area.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/scavenger-bunny-hunt-help-us-find-our-lost-bunnies/

Kealakekua Public Library – May 24, 4 p.m.
Craft Workshop: Make a 3D Gecko
Children ages three and older can color a gecko and transform it into a 3D work of art.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/3-d-gecko/

Hilo Public Library – May 30, 4:30 p.m.
Fabulous Fables of India: Myth and Music
Take a journey to India with an ensemble of storytellers, dancers, and musicians from the Friends of Indian Music Band. This program will recount the thrilling story and raga of Durga, a famous Goddess of India and South Asia who is celebrated for ten days every year.
More information: https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/fabulous-fables-of-india-myth-music/

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