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Storyteller Jim May will visit libraries this week.
Public libraries celebrate a week for kids and reading
Hawaii's public libraries celebrate Children's Book Week beginning today with a series of free programs, sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hawaii, University of Hawaii-Manoa Outreach College, Statewide Cultural Extension Program and State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Call the hosting library if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Programs are subject to change; call the hosting library to confirm all times.
Children age 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Storyteller shares international tales
Storyteller and author Jim May, a member of the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence, shares folk tales, myths, legends and "not-so-scary" ghost stories from around the world.
His programs are recommended for ages 5 and up:
Today: 10:30 a.m. at Wahiawa, 6:30 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama
Tomorrow: 10 a.m. at Waialua, 6:30 p.m. at Aina Haina
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. at Lahaina, 2:30 p.m. at Wailuku
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. at Kaimuki, 5:30 p.m. at Salt Lake-Moanalua
Friday: 10 a.m. at Kahuku
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. at Hawaii State Library, 1 p.m. at Hawaii Kai
Next Monday: 2:30 p.m. at Naalehu, 6:30 p.m. at Pahala, Big Island
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The Caldecott Medal winner "Anansi the Spider" inspires "McDermott in Motion," with author Gerald McDermott.
Caldecott winner brings books to life
Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Gerald McDermott, Hawaii storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb and dancer Yukie Shiroma perform together.
McDermott is a three-time Caldecott medalist -- for "Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti," "Arrow to the Sun: A Tale from the Pueblo" and "Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest."
His performance, "McDermott in Motion," incorporates three of his books -- "Anansi the Spider," "Coyote" and "The Stonecutter" -- using storytelling, masks and dance.
For ages 5 and up:
Today: 3 p.m. at Molokai
Tomorrow: 10:30 a.m. at Wailuku, Maui; 6:30 p.m. at Kapolei
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. at Lihue, Kauai
Thursday: 5 p.m. at McCully-Moiliili
Friday: 2:15 p.m. on Lanai
Saturday: 2 p.m. at Kailua-Kona
Next Monday: 3 p.m. at Ewa Beach
'Auntie Jan' presents island-style stories
Actress Janice Terukina presents "Island Kine Storytime with Auntie Jan," recommended for preschool-age children and older:
Today: 10:30 a.m. at Hanapepe, 6:30 p.m. at Waimea, Kauai
Tomorrow: 3 p.m. at Mountain View, Big Island
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. at Kapaa, 6:30 p.m. at Princeville, Kauai
Thursday: 10 a.m. at Makawao, Maui
Friday: 10:30 a.m. at Kihei, Maui
Nov. 21: 2:30 p.m. at Holualoa, Big Island
Singer provides tour of our folk heritage
Folk singer Joe Hickerson of New Haven, Conn., who has recorded for the Folk-Legacy and Folkways labels since 1957, performs at 3 p.m. next Monday at Pearl City Public Library.
Hickerson was librarian and director of the archive of Folk Song/Culture at the Library of Congress for 35 years. His program is recommended for grades 3 and up.
More Children's Book Week events:
Christy Lipps, "Puppet Times": 10 a.m. today at Waianae, 3 p.m. today at Pearl City, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Liliha, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Waipahu
"Design Your Own T-shirt": 6:30 p.m. at Ewa Beach. T-shirts, craft items provided. Registration requested: 689-1204.
Magician Kelvin Chun: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Liliha
"Keiki Storytime with Uncle Wally Amos": 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kailua
"Bedtime Storytime with Aunty Patti and Aunty Lisa": 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Kailua. Come in pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket.
"The Magic of Alan Arita": 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua
"The Bird Guy -- Have Birds Will Travel": With Bruce McGonigal, 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waikiki-Kapahulu
"Silly 'n Spooky: Tales of Kids in Hawaii": With storyteller Jeff Gere, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kapolei
"Myths and Fables with a Twist, Juggling and Spring Stories": With storyteller Joe Miller, 11 a.m. Saturday at Manoa
Storyteller/balladeer James McCarthy: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at Aiea
"Stories & Songs of Tonga": With Moni Laui and Friends, 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hana, Maui
"Create a Book Necklace": With Loretta Nussbaum, 6 p.m. Thursday at Honokaa
"Make Thanksgiving Crafts": With Loretta Nussbaum, 6 p.m. next Monday at Honokaa
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