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June 2017

Anatomy of a Hawaiian Quilt (Display)

June 1, 2017 - June 28, 2017
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
Photo of pieces of Hawaiian quilt at various stage of completion in Kapolei Public Library 1st-floor display case

Come and see the major stages to creating a Hawaiian quilt in the 1st-floor display case at Kapolei Public Library now through June 27. Each of these simple, hand-made designs of multi-layered material show the complex construction of a Hawaiian quilt at each major part of production. Informative explanation sheets accompany the display. Created by Genara Buza-Campos, a generous and creative member of the Kapolei community, with the assistance of her husband, Edwin.

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Humorous Stories from Around the World

June 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Oahu – Kahuku, 56-490 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States
Janice Morimoto photo

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Storyteller "Aunty Jan" Morimoto will tell new stories such as Wanda's Teeth and Click Clack Moo as well as favorite classics like Empty Pot, Tutu and de Rolling Papaya, and many other funny folktales from around the world. Auntie Jan has been a professional storyteller for many years and has performed with various theatre groups and at storytelling festivals. This 45-minute program is suitable ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a…

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Let’s Learn Tai Chi

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oahu – Liliha, 1515 Liliha St
Honolulu, HI 96817 United States
Woman doing Tai Chi

Join us for a demonstration of Tai Chi. Tai Chi Master Ms. Iok Leng Kong, President of Hawaii Health & Sports Association, has been teaching Tai Chi in Hawaii for more than 14 years. Ms. Kong  will introduce the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan to interested participants, young and old. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Oahu – Hawaii Kai, 249 Lunalilo Home Rd
Honolulu, 96825
Taiko Drummer Kenny Endo

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and  percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world. This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.…

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Na Mele O Suzuki at Hawaii State Library

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
student violin ensemble

Na Mele O Suzuki is a violin ensemble composed of students aged 6 to 17 from the Suzuki Association of Hawaii. Performing entirely from memory, the musicians will play a selection of light classics, fiddle tunes, songs from the Suzuki repertoire, and folk songs from the world. These youngsters will play for you on June 24, 2017 (Saturday), 12:00-1:00 PM, in the library’s front lobby. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request…

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Be You. Be Kū.

June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oahu – Waianae, 85-625 Farrington Hwy
Waiʻanae, HI 96792 United States
Daniel Aipa

Get pumped up this summer—Build a better you! Meet Daniel Aipa, founder of The Kū Project, and find out what it means to be Kū through the integration of physical fitness and health with Hawaiian culture. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Mime Classics with Master Mime Todd Farley

June 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Oahu – Kaneohe, 45-829 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744 United States
Master Mime Todd Farley

Marcel Marceau once proclaimed Todd Farley a Master Mime.  Todd Farley will perform illusions such as the wall, the walk, the robot, and other object manipulations in the context of classic children's tales.  Todd Farley's one-man show has toured over 40 nations, including performances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia and David's Citadel in Jerusalem. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution…

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Wondrous Stories through Magical Papers

June 27, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Kauai – Lihue, 4344 Hardy St
Lihue, HI 96766 United States
Storyteller Yasu Ishida

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM Join the magical adventures of stories! Magician & storyteller Yasu Ishida will share stories from all over the world told in Kamishibai (“Paper-Theatre”) style, incorporating magic tricks and various paper art forms, including Origami and Pop-Up Arts. Kamishibai is a storytelling style, which became popular in Japan during the 1920s. This 45-minute program is suitable for preschoolers and lower elementary students. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by…

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Hawaiian Classical Guitar with Ian O’Sullivan

June 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist who will perform his various instrumental tunes and discuss his music style. Ian is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire. He is the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music and has performed at various local and prestigious national music venues. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be…

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Stories of Hawaii and the World

June 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Hawaii – Mountain View, 18-1235 Volcano Hwy
Mountain View, HI 96771 United States
Storyteller Dave Del Rocco

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Storyteller Dave Del Rocco will share folktales from around the globe, including Laos, Hawaii, Italy, Africa, the Philippines, and more. Dave is a former Children's Librarian with the Hawaii State Public Library System and has translated several children's books into Hawaiian for the Dept. of Education's immersion program. This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library…

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