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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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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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Pre-School Storytime

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Hawaii – North Kohala, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States
10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration. Program is suitable for ages five and under.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to…

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Build with LEGOs – ages 4 and UP

December 15, 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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A Not-Just-A-Book-Club Travel Conversation Circle

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
Books

What's new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we've been and where we're going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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“Ouch!” – A Honolulu Theatre for Youth Production

December 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Oahu – Aiea, 99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
Honolulu Theatre for Youth actors

BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an Ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. One day BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s OUCHES. So they set out on an adventure with their box of band aids to fix all the OUCHES in the world. Performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This 30-minute performance…

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JUMP to JUPITER

December 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hawaii – Thelma Parker Memorial, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
Jump to Jupiter logo

Children and their families will love the high-energy task of jumping from "planet" to "planet."  As the immense scale of the solar system is revealed, participants of all ages will experience unforgettable "AHA" moments while learning about our solar system. The Library is offering a series of free science programs for students and families as part of the NASA@My Library program. The program is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership…

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Lego Club

December 17, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Oahu – Kaneohe, 45-829 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744 United States
Lego Club image

Join us for an enjoyable session of Lego free play.  All ages welcome!  Build a Lego masterpiece and receive a small prize.  Meet other Lego artists as you create.  Completed Lego works will be displayed in the glass case in the lobby. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 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…

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Toddler Puzzle Time

December 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until November 20, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Oahu – Aiea, 99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
puzzle pieces

Join us for puzzle time in the Children's Room. This program is suitable for toddlers+. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.  Come to play and build skills, maybe meet friends. 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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Baby Storytime

December 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

Oahu – Kaneohe, 45-829 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744 United States
Cartoon image of man singing with guitar

Join Uncle Curt for a storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. Learn Fingerplays, Songs, Puppets, and even a simple craft to take home. 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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