UPCOMING EVENTS at the KONA LIBRARIES

March 2017

March 1st New HSPLS Website Demo
Kailua Kona Library
2:00PM to 2:30PM
Browse the Hawaii State Public Library System’s collection,
download books to your device, and much more on the
newly designed HSPLS website.

March 2, 9, and 16th Preschool Story Time
Kailua Kona Library
9:30AM to 10:30AM
Stories and Learning Activities Children Ages 2-5 & Adult
Caregiver

March 2nd HSPLS App Demo
Kailua Kona Library
2:00PM to 2:30PM
This free App can be downloaded for your Android and
Apple devices. See a short demo.

March 4th Fantastic Fish
Kailua Kona Library
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Mr. Jeffrey Hill will host a discussion about Hawaiian reef
fish, why they look the way they do, and how to portray
them in art. Participants will paint a butterfly fish model
made from papier-mâché using brushes and water-based
paint. Program is suitable for ages 7 to 11.

March 4th Meditative Artwork
Kealakekua Library
First Saturday of each month
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Stressless Coloring

March 7th Painted Trees of Hawaii
With Kelly Dunn
Kailua Kona Library
5:30PM-6:30PM
Kelly Dunn of The Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation will
present a one-hour program (suitable for all ages) about the
natural beauty and preservation of the Eucalyptus Deglupta
tree and will display his collection of photo art images.

March 11th F.O.L.K. Book Sale
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
9:00AM to 1:00PM

March 11th Nene Readers Voting Party
Kailua Kona Library
3:00PM
Children’s Book Club

March 14th Life of Amy Greenwell and
Botanical Garden Update
With Maile Melrose
Kailua Kona Library
4:00PM to 5:00PM

March 18th Canoe Plant Food and Medicine
Community Seed Library
Kailua Kona Library
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Hawaiian heritage plants brought by the early Polynesian
settlers to the islands as sources of food and medicine are
legacy plants with culinary and healing uses today. Slide
show, free tasting, and recipe sharing at the Library.

March 21st F.O.L.K. Book Club
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
“Euphoria” by Lily King
11:00AM to 12:00PM

March 21st Astrobash
Kailua Kona Library
4:30PM to 6:30PM

Experience the dynamic world of astronomy with hands-on
science projects, free planetarium shows, out of this world
demonstrations and end the night with a live science show
by Aunty Mimi to explore the wacky world of space! Don’t
forget giveaways, face painting and a chance to win some
super cold prizes! Free and suitable for all ages.


March 25th Travel Conversation Club
Kailua Kona Library
10:00AM to 12:00PM
An opportunity to share travel experience and gain new
ideas, enjoy friendly conversation, share enjoyable
itineraries and destinations, favorite travel books, and
information about how to use the internet to enhance your
travel experience.

March 29th Painted Trees of Hawaii
With Kelly Dunn
Kealakekua Library
5:15PM-6:15PM
Kelly Dunn of The Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation will
present a one-hour program (suitable for all ages) about the
natural beauty and preservation of the Eucalyptus Deglupta
tree and will display his collection of photo art images.


April 2017

April 4th Play & Play: Melting
Aloha Teen Theater
Kailua Kona Library
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Young people ages 10 to 19 years old are invited to
participate in “Play & Play”, an opportunity to see a play,
and then play theatre games with the cast! Engela Edwards,
award-winning actor, playwright, and director of Aloha Teen
Theatre will be directing the play “Melting” by Eddie Zipperer,
performed by members of Aloha Teen Theatre, at the Kailua
Kona Public Library. Aloha Teen Theatre is a free program
that teaches leadership through performance.

April 8th Meditative Artwork
Kealakekua Library
First Saturday of each month
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Stressless Coloring

April 11th No Strings Attached: Learn a Song & Dance
Aloha Teen Theater
Kailua Kona Library
5:30PM-6:30PM
Young people ages 6 to 19 years old are invited to learn a
song and dance from “No Strings Attached”, an upcoming
play based on “Pinocchio”, a book by Patrick Rainville Dorn.
Music and lyrics for the upcoming play are by Bill Francouer,
and the play is being directed by Engela Edwards.

April 15th F.O.L.K. Book Sale
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
9:00AM to 1:00PM

April 15th Travel Conversation Club
Kailua Kona Library
10:00AM to 12:00PM
An opportunity to share travel experience and gain new
ideas, enjoy friendly conversation, share enjoyable
itineraries and destinations, favorite travel books, and
information about how to use the internet to enhance your
travel experience.

April 18th F.O.L.K. Book Club
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
“Death Comes to the Fair” by Catherine Lloyd
11:00AM to 12:00PM

April 18th History of Peace Corps Training on the
Big Island
Kailua Kona Library
5:30PM to 6:30PM
A film made from over 1,000 donated slides/photos from
former Peace Corps Volunteers and staff who trained on
the Big Island from 1962 to 1971 when training was moved
overseas.  One hundred and twenty-five different programs
trained in Hawaii.  One of the most memorable sites was
Waipio Valley, which really served as a transitional site very
suited for the purpose.

April 22nd Ed Fenzl
Community Seed Library
Kailua Kona Library
10:00AM to 11:00AM