FOR THE FAMILY
Free events mark National Library Week
The Hawaii State Public Library System celebrates National Library Week with an array of free programs from storytelling and arts and crafts to colorful bird displays, beginning Saturday. The American Library Association chose "Join the Circle of Knowledge @ your library" as the theme of the 50th anniversary of National Library Week.
The free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, and the UH-Manoa Outreach College, Statewide Cultural Extension Program, throughout the month. For a list of other programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org.
National Library Week programs
» "Celtic Tales with Patrick Ball": 10:30 a.m. at Kailua Public Library and 3 p.m. at Hawaii Kai Public Library. The 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and up.
» "Teen Craft: Shrink Art": 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Teen Loft.
» "Celtic Tales with Patrick Ball": 6:30 p.m. at Kahuku Public and School Library.
» "Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots": 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Join Auntie Brenda's circle of keiki up to age 4 for stories and crafts in the Children's Room.
» "Teen Craft: Duct Tape Wallets": 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kalihi-Palama Public Library Teen Loft.
» "Afro-Cuban, Haitian and Central African Drum and Dance with Badenyaa": 6:30 p.m. at Ewa Beach Public and School Library. Musician Reggae McGowen will share about the cultural importance of music and dance in Central Africa.
» "Celtic Tales with Patrick Ball": 10 a.m. at Waialua Public Library.
» "Tales with Auntie Brenda": 10:30 a.m. at the Wahiawa Public Library, with storyteller Brenda Freitas Obregon.
» "The Bird Guy": 3 p.m. at Waipahu Public Library. Bruce McGonigal showcases his colorful birds in this interactive program for all ages.
» "Teen Craft: Make Your Own Journal": 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Enter to win a copy of "The Princess Diaries" signed by author Meg Cabot; event limited to 12 teens in the Auditorium.
» "Bee Readers": 3 to 3:30 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Farrington High School Key Club members will read aloud stories and share crafts in the Children's Room.
» "Craft Tables: Decorate a Bookmark": 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. For all ages.
» "Celtic Tales with Patrick Ball": 6:30 p.m. at Aiea Public Library.
» "Teen Craft Table: Make Marble Magnets": 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library's main reading room.
» "Sing Along with Uncle Wayne": 10:30 a.m. at McCully-Moiliili Public Library. "Uncle Wayne" Watkins inspires children of all ages to get up and move with him while he sings and plays his guitar.
» "Flower Arranging Class with Toin Misho": 2 to 4 p.m. at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. For ages 5 (with adult supervision) to adult.