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Silly ‘N Spooky Tales with Jeff Gere

July 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Storyteller Jeff Gere

2023 Hawaii State Public Library System Summer Reading Challenge logoJoin us for a Free Family Friendly program under the tree at Makawao Public Library featuring Jeff Gere!

Silly ‘N Spooky Tales is an hour-long collection of usually light, short stories from and about local kids—playground home-run hits guaranteed to have your kids or the kid-in you both laughing and crying. The ‘Spooky’ here refers to spooky tension that turns into laughter.

JEFF GERE blends talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into performances which have electrified audiences in Hawaii for 30 years. Jeff’s physical energy, morphing elastic face and voice characterizations make his shows events. Jeff becomes his stories!

Born on Halloween, Jeff performs constantly. He produced/hosted/ told in the Talk Story Festival, Hawaii’s biggest storytelling celebration (26 years!), Story TV (monthly, 23 years), Talk Story Radio (2 years, weekly shows), story camps & conferences. He taught Storytelling at UH Manoa. He performed at the National Storytelling Festival (2010, Residency 2013) and Spain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Vancouver, and the Yukon before retiring.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This is a production of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawai‘i.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.



July 29, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Recommended for

Children, Families, Teens


Maui – Makawao
1159 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI 96768 United States
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All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.