Upcoming Events at the Kona Libraries

DECEMBER 2017
Every Monday All Day
Puzzle Day at the Kealakekua Library

Every Wednesday All Day
Loco LEGO Day at the Kealakekua Library

Meditative Artwork
December 1st 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Kealakekua
Can you remember the sense of peace and enjoyment you felt while
coloring as a child? Use colored pencils or gel pens to create a
meditative state.  Repetitive motions such as coloring (or running,
walking, dancing) can help strengthen your focus and easily shift your
attention back to a relaxed state. Stressful thoughts and future worries
can be simply pushed aside as you take time to enjoy the present.


Honu of Hawaii
December 2nd 10:00AM-11:00AM
Kailua Kona
Susannah Welch of the Marine Wildlife Program will lead a
presentation about the identification and care of our honu (turtle) of
Hawai‘i with a follow-up craft activity. This one-hour program is
suitable for ages 7 and up, and is limited to the first 20 patrons.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. RSVP
online for this event at www.librarieshawaii.org.


Snow Angel Craft
December 4th 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Kealakekua
Bring some holiday cheer to your tree with these snow angels! Add
these snow angels to your Christmas tree, use them as gift toppers, or
create your own holiday story with this adorable craft. This one-hour
craft is suitable for ages 6 and up, and is limited to the first 12 patrons.
All materials will be provided. Space is limited and online RSVP is
required to participate. RSVP online for this event by selecting the
RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Monday, November
20 and will close on Friday, December 1 while availability lasts. Please
call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is
needed.


Preschool Story Time
December 7th, 14th, 21st 9:30AM-10:00AM
Kailua Kona
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.



Holiday Movie Event
December 8th 3:00PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
You pick the film. Vote by Nov. 22nd at the Kealakekua library. Elf,
The Santa Claus, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Live action), A
Christmas Story, Original Christmas Classics, How the Grinch Stole
Christmas (animated)


F.O.L.K. Book Sale
December 9th 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
Volunteers are welcome. Contact F.O.L.K. at folk@folkhawaii.com.


Nene Readers Meeting
December 12th 5:00PM-6:00PM
Kailua Kona
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 year’s list!


Polynesian Music and Dancers
December 12th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Te 'E' a O Te Turama
Polynesian cultural education & entertainment group


DIY Festive Earrings
December 13th 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Kealakekua
Make your own earrings at the library! Make your own set of festive
earrings to dress up any outfit for the holidays. This one-hour program
is suited for adults and is limited to the first 8 patrons. Space is limited
and online RSVP is required to participate. RSVP online for this event
by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on
Wednesday, November 29 and will close on Tuesday, December 12
while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if
reservation assistance is needed.


Travel Conversation Circle
December 16th 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Kailua Kona
Share recent travel experiences, new travel planning ideas, favorite
itineraries and destinations


Story Time with Mrs. Claus
December 16th 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Kailua Kona
Mrs. Claus, along with Jingles the Elf, will visit the Kailua-Kona Public
Library to share some holiday cheer with stories of Santa Claus and
Christmas.
This program is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by
a parent or an adult caregiver.


Rudolf the Reindeer Ornament
December 18th 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Kealakekua
This one-hour program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to
the first 12 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult
caregiver. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and online
RSVP is required to participate. RSVP online for this event by selecting
the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Monday,
December 4 and will close on Friday, December 15 while availability
lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation
assistance is needed.


F.O.L.K. Book Club
December 19th 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto by Mitch Albom


Holiday Craft Night
December 19th 4:00PM-6:00PM
Kailua Kona Library
Join us at the library for an evening of holiday crafting and snacks
while supplies last! This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children
must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.


Hip Hop and Literacy with Mr. Kneel
December 20th 2:00PM-3:00PM
Kealakekua
Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox
and rhyme! Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music to assist
educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and
cognitive development. Suitable for ages 5 and up, children must be
accompanied by an adult caregiver.