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August 2017

Keiki Storytime Plus

August 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Oahu – Kailua, 239 Kuulei Rd
Kailua, HI 96734 United States

For keiki ages 3 - 5 accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, crafts, and other learning experiences. Introduce your child to the joy of reading a book and set them on the road to a future of lifelong learning. Some days, we will have storytime. Other days we will have crafts to develop fine motor skills. There might even be songs and movement days, and a few journaling activities that can get keiki interested…

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Pre-School Storytime

August 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until September 1, 2017

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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Children’s Storytime

August 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Oahu – Salt Lake-Moanalua, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States
Children's Storytime

Creating life-long readers begins at a young age.  These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children under 5 years old are encouraged to engage with the stories, and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to…

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Newbery Club

August 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
Kelly Barnhill and cover of her Newbery book

Our library is looking for new members to join the team with returning members in preparation for the annual quiz bowl in April 2018. Members read Newbery books throughout the year and become experts on their chosen books. Members meet on Fridays from 3-4 pm and go over the books with games, quizzes and other activities to help them become familiar with the books during this time. Membership is open to grades 4-7. The club is free. The first meetings is…

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Children’s Storytime

August 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Join us for a fun and interactive storytime in the Edna Allyn Room for Children. This program is suitable for ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Please notify the library at least 10 (ten) days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if other special accommodation is needed.

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Nene Award Book Club

August 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oahu – Aiea, 99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
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Calling all fiction lovers in grades 4, 5, and 6!  Nēnē Readers is a NEW reading club at the Aiea Public Library.  Come review books on the Nēnē list. The focus is to read, analyze, discuss, and most importantly enjoy Nēnē Award Nominated books. This award is unique for just 4th, 5th, and 6th graders of Hawaii so join in.  Now is a great time to have your voice heard! Not sure what the Nēnē Award is, but curious to…

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Teen Night: “I Am Number Four” Book vs. Movie

August 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pittacus Lore's Book "I Am Number Four"

North Kohala Library will show the movie version of Pittacus Lore's book, "I Am Number Four,"  followed by  a brief discussion comparing the book and movie.  Teens are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance of the film.  Books are available from North Kohala Public Library.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

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After-school Activities Club

August 30, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hawaii – North Kohala, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States
Afterschool Activities Club Tuesdays 2:30p.m.

North Kohala Public Library invites you to join the after-school activities club on selected Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. We will enjoy a variety of fun activities, meet new friends, and learn new things. Possible activities include Lego building, Wii gaming, drama, crafting, movies, book talks, and sports. Please call for more information. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

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September 2017

Join the Nēnē Readers!

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
Nene award seal

The Nēnē Readers is a reading club at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that focuses solely on reading, enjoying, analyzing, and discussing  Nēnē Award-nominated books. Read & enjoy quality books nominated by your peers! Analyze & review 5 nominees to earn a special incentive! Discuss your thoughts with other club members! Create a project in honor of your favorite nominee! Vote for your favorite nominee at the Voting Party! Nominate more quality books for next…

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Join the Newbery Quiz Bowl Team!

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
Books

The Newbery Quiz Bowl is an annual reading competition unique to Hawai'i island. Students in the 4th-7th grades are eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or library in the competition. Team members are expected to read selected Newbery Award-winning books, and answer questions about the books. Students must know answers, such as the author, title, main character, and important events of selected books. If you are interested in joining the Kailua-Kona Public Library's first-ever Newbery Quiz…

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