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November 2017

Reading Without Walls Challenge!

November 13, 2017 - December 30, 2017
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
Reading Without Walls

Join our Reading Without Walls Challenge, a reading program suitable for all ages, for everyone, everywhere! The Reading Without Walls Challenge promotes diversity and opens readers' eyes to new ideas and experiences.  In this divided time in our nation's history, this program is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others and to learn new and exciting things.  This program, formulated by the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang, was initiated as a nation-wide event…

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Tree Ornament Contest

November 27, 2017 - December 22, 2017
Oahu – Ewa Beach, 91-950 North Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706 United States
Ornament contest

Submit a Christmas tree ornament to the Ewa Beach Public & School Library, and win a prize! Ornaments may not be larger than 4 by 4 by 4 inches, and they may not be made from breakable materials such as glass and should not contain any perishable items (i.e., food, candy, etc.). Ornaments will be collected until December 12. All entries will be displayed in the display case, on the bulletin board, and posted on the Friends of Ewa Beach Library…

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December 2017

Hanaire of Sadou (Flower Vases of Tea Ceremony)

December 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - December 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Oahu – Pearl City, 1138 Waimano Home Rd
Pearl City, HI 96782 United States
Hanaire made by Shofu Kai ceramists of the Hawaii Potters' Guild

This exhibit of traditional hanaire is presented by Shofu Kai, a group of ceramists at the Hawaiʻi Potters’ Guild who have been studying together to learn about the artistry of utensils used in the Japanese tea ceremony, a cornerstone of Japanese culture. The hanaire (flower vase) with chabana (flowers) and ojiku (scroll) are prominently displayed in the alcove of a tea room.  Each guest in a tea ceremony visits the alcove and respectfully views these tea utensils prior to the…

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Free Computer Tutoring! Kupuna Computer Orientation

December 17, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 31, 2017

Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States

Not sure how to use a computer mouse?  Need help in setting up e-mail?  The Library provides a free one-hour, one-on-one Kupuna Computer Orientation session led by one of the Adult Services librarian. The session will help you learn new computer skills and provide the confidence that will enrich your life in the digital age. Availability of sessions varies. Sessions will not be held on state holidays. Call the library or register in person. All ages are welcome.  HSPLS library…

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Build with LEGOs – ages 4 and UP

December 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Kauai – Kapaa, 4-1464 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746 United States
LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open. Program…

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Washi Tape Holiday Decorations Craft for Teens

December 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Oahu – Pearl City, 1138 Waimano Home Rd
Pearl City, HI 96782 United States
Washi tape

Adorn your Holiday tree with a dash of DIY this holiday season. This easy Holiday craft is the perfect way to create heartfelt handmade gifts or give your decorations and gifts a personal touch. Limited to 10 participants. Registration required and starts on November 26 and ends on December 15. Walk ins allowed if space permits. Call 453-6566 and ask for the reference desk. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter…

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Free

Rudolph Reindeer Ornament

December 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hawaii – Kealakekua, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750 United States
Rudolph Reindeer holiday craft

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - on your Christmas tree! We all know Rudolph leads the way for Santa to deliver all the toys around the world. Help Santa find your home with this Rudolph ornament. This one-hour program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to the first 12 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and online RSVP is required to participate. RSVP…

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Slack Key with John Keawe

December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hawaii – Mountain View, 18-1235 Volcano Hwy
Mountain View, HI 96771 United States
Slack key guitarist John Keawe

John is a native of the island of Hawaii. He is a self-taught slack-key guitarist and has numerous recordings to his credit. He was chosen as a Na Hoku Hano Hano Award winner in 1994 for instrumental album of the year, “Hoonanea”. He was also one of five nominees in 1995 and 1996 for his recordings of “Auhele”, “Manaolana,” and “Christmas Is”. Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This is a production of the University…

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Writer’s Group

December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2017

Hawaii – North Kohala, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States
writer's group

Join the North Kohala Public Library’s writer’s group from 10 a.m. until noon on the third Tuesday of each month to exercise and enhance your writing skills.  For beginning writers or published authors–the timid, the brave–serious or amateur–prolific or blocked.  The group is facilitated by published author, Eila Algood, who asks that you bring pen, paper, and any writing samples you may want to share. Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request…

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Maker Tuesdays – Imagine, Design, Create!

December 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Kauai – Kapaa, 4-1464 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746 United States
colorful gears makerspace

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card. Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to…

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