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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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“E Mele Kākou (Let’s Sing)” – Kalihi Elementary School

December 15, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus logo

Please join us for a performance by students from Kalihi Elementary School as part of the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus’ “E Mele Kākou (Let’s Sing)” program. This 12 session program provides the basis of music through choral music with the exclusive use of Hawaiian literature.  Participating students will master important performance while focusing on the music and poetry composed by Hawaii’s ali’i (royalty).  It also includes instruction on music theory, Hawaiian history, hula and Bel Canto singing technique.  The program culminates…

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Celebrate the Holidays with the Sensational Sounds of Skylark

December 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oahu – Salt Lake-Moanalua, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States
A group of musicians holding wooden recorders and a 'ukelele. A juggler is juggling in front of them.

Relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the beautiful and soothing musical sounds of Skylark, a recorder and ‘ukulele ensemble. Skylark started in 1988. This group has performed at various events and locations around Honolulu, including First Fridays at Hawaii State Art Museum (HISAM), Saint Francis Hospice, Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Waimanalo, Harris Methodist, Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui, and Foster Garden for 12+ years.  Skylark will perform holiday classics through the ages, including childhood favorites such as…

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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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Chess Game Day

December 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Oahu – Kaneohe, 45-829 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744 United States
Chess Wednesdays - Kapolei

Join us for an afternoon of friendly chess game play.  First come, first serve, for five available boards, but feel free to bring your own!  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 9 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library. Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Come Meet the Neighbors! Hanafuda

December 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2018

Oahu – Salt Lake-Moanalua, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States

Hanafuda: traditional card game. 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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A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading

December 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maui – Makawao, 1159 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI 96768 United States
grumpy man in a top hat with spooky characters in background

On the Friday before Christmas, Makawao Library will host a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ classic story set on Christmas Eve, performed by Mark Collmer. Warm, spiced cider will be served. Mark has performed “A Christmas Carol” on stage for large audiences on Maui and in Philadelphia, and his reading at Makawao Library will be a lively, family-friendly version for the cozy upcountry setting. Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library, this free program is recommended for adults and young…

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Let’s Learn Tai Chi

December 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2017

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. Classes will be held on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, running from October through December. Please register at the library. Class size is limited. Program schedule is subject…

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Hawaiian Classical Guitar with Ian O’Sullivan

December 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

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 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored…

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Waialua Readers’ Group

December 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Oahu – Waialua, 67-068 Kealohanui St
Waialua, HI 96791 United States
colorful letters spelling out bookclub

The Waialua Public Library hosts a monthly book club that meets every 4th Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Join us for a lively book discussion, and find out more about next month's book pick! 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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