Hawaii libraries offer free programs to mark National Library Week
Public libraries statewide will host free programs throughout the month in celebration of National Library Week 2010, April 11-17. The event is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians, and discover how "Communities thrive @ your library," this year's theme chosen by the American Library Association.
In addition to featured storytellers, performers, and artists, Hawai'i's public libraries will offer a variety of culturally-enriching programs. Here is a sampling:
• "Craft-making with Gayle Kandul," 10 a.m. April 17 at Wai'anae Public Library (697-7868). Learn how to make book-related crafts; all materials will be provided. Registration is requested. Suitable for ages 12 and older.
• "Hawai'i Plantation Village @ your Library," 10 a.m. April 23 at Waipahu Public Library (675-0358). An event for the whole family to enjoy, featuring food and crafts from Waipahu of yesteryear, a plantation-style dance demonstration, and local snacks to sample. Children can make a bean bag and play a plantation game. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the hosting library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Program schedules are subject to change. Visit the Hawai'i State Public Library System Web site, www.librarieshawaii.org, for a complete listing of National Library Week 2010 programs or call your local library to find out what programs will be offered.