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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hawaii libraries offer free programs to mark National Library Week

Advertiser Staff

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.