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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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Picture Book Month Celebrates ‘Most Wanted’ Authors

November 18, 2017 - December 17, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 30, 2017

Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
A bunch of children's books

Picture books bring a child's world alive through pictures with wonderful illustrations and story lines. Throughout November, we celebrate picture books with a special find the author game. Children can read picture books of their choice by 18 talented writers and log them on a book log. After finding and reading the books, participants turn the logs in for special prizes. Parents may also read books to youngsters and log them for prizes. Prizes are awarded to kids 13 and below. Stop…

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December 2017

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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Family Fun Night – Holiday Story, Craft, & Movie

December 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hawaii – North Kohala, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States
Arthur Christmas movie poster

Get in the spirit of the holiday season during our annual Family Fun Night. The evening will begin with Children’s librarian, Leilani Silver telling a story. A holiday craft will be offered for families to make and take home. The animated movie “Arthur Christmas” (PG) will be shown accompanied by light refreshments, popcorn, and hot cocoa. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program Schedule is subject to…

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Keiki Story Time

December 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Oahu – Aiea, 99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
Aiea public library story time, reader with kids sitting at story time

Creating life-long readers begins at a young age.  These 30-45 minute programs are full of books, songs, finger plays and activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories, and activities with their grownups. 

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After-school Activities Club

December 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

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, breakout games, 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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Hip Hop & Literacy with Mr. Kneel

December 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawaii – Kealakekua, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750 United States
Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Join us at the Kealakekua library for a free show in which “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage & uplift  children of all ages. Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must…

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Holiday Storytime with a Visit from Santa

December 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oahu – Mililani, 95-450 Makaimoimo St
Mililani, HI 96789 United States
Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Holiday Storytime will feature stories, songs and activities to celebrate the holiday season, Weds., December 20, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Santa will drop by during storytime, between 5:15-5:30pm.   Children preschool through 6th grade, take pictures with Santa and his elf after storytime. Tickets will be given out beginning at 4:45pm on the day of the program, until 5:45pm.  No tickets will be given after 5:45pm.  Children will need tickets to visit with Santa, and need to be present to get their own tickets…

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Library Book Club: The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

December 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oahu – Waianae, 85-625 Farrington Hwy
Waiʻanae, HI 96792 United States
Nazi Officer's Wife book cover

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn-Beer Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell…

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Preschool Story Time

December 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
preschool storytime

Children (2 to 5 years old) and their adult caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children's Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills. Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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