UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KONA LIBRARIES

August 2019

Every Day
Puzzle Table at the Kealakekua and Kailua Kona
Libraries

Every Wednesday All Day
Loco LEGO Day at the Kealakekua Library

August 1st 9:30AM-10:00AM
Preschool Story Time
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.

August 3rd 10:00AM-11:30AM
Community Seed Library: Native Hawaiian Plants
Kailua Kona
Peter Van Dyke manager of the Amy Greenwell
Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook will present
the possibilities for the community to visit and get
involved in the garden once new ownership Is
finalized. Handouts will be available to help you
decide which native plants to include in your garden,
landscape, or farm.

August 5th 10:15AM-10:45AM
Preschool Story Time
Kealakekua
Join us the first and third Monday of the month to
listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft! Small children
must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Story
time promotes early literacy and brain development
through increased knowledge, vocabulary,
imagination, and concentration.

August 7th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Family Movie Matinee: Kung Fu Panda
Kealakekua
Portly panda Po, a noodle maker, dreams of kung fu
fighting. But he has to take a crash course if he's going
to fulfill his destiny and become the legendary Dragon
Warrior. Free popcorn will be served & drinks in
closed containers are permitted.

August 7th 9:30AM-10:00AM
Preschool Story Time
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.

August 8th 2:00PM-3:00PM
Make Your Own Origami Cranes
Kealakekua
Suitable for teens+ and is limited to the first 10
patrons. All materials will be provided. Program size
is limited and online RSVP is required. Please call the
library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation
assistance is needed.

August 10th 9:00AM-12:00PM
F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale
Kailua Kona

August 13th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kalima- Music for the Soul
Kailua Kona
Enjoy Kalima's slack-key artistry and outstanding
vocals combined with Chet Gardiner's decades of
performance experience on lead guitar, bass and
vocals.

August 14th 9:30AM-1:00PM
Family Fun Day
Kailua Kona
Join acclaimed children’s musicians Uncle Wayne and
the Howling Dog Band for songs, laughter and
learning! There will also be fun keiki craft activities,
Pinwheel planting, and family resource tables. The
event will end with a film screening for parents &
caregivers. “RESILIENCE” is a documentary about
child development and how developing bodies and
brains respond to stress. Light refreshments will be
provided, while supplies last. Children must be
accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

August 14th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Family Movie Matinee: Zootopia
Kealakekua
A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a
city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.
Free popcorn will be served & drinks in closed
containers are permitted.

August 14th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Hawaii Ukulele Ensemble
Kealakekua
The Hawaii Ukulele Ensemble debuts their unique
orchestral sound with original arrangements of a
variety of pop, rock, classical, and jazz pieces. They
will demonstrate the versatility of Hawaii’s most
beloved instrument.

August 16th
Kailua Kona and Kealakekua Libraries Closed
Statehood Day

August 17th 2:00PM-3:00PM
Beginning Crochet
Kailua Kona
Charlot Brant will assist participants in creating a
wash cloth. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited
to 8 participants. Call the library to confirm your seat,

August 19th 10:15AM-10:45AM
Preschool Story Time
Kealakekua
Join us the first and third Monday of the month to
listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft! Small children
must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Story
time promotes early literacy and brain development
through increased knowledge, vocabulary,
imagination, and concentration.

August 20th 11:00AM-12:00PM
F.O.L.K. Book Club
Kailua Kona
The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper

August 20th 5:00PM-6:00PM
Page Masters: Newbery Quiz Bowl Team Kickoff
Kailua Kona
The Newbery Quiz Bowl (NQB) is an annual
competition unique to Hawai‘i Island that celebrates
readers and the best of children’s literature. Teams of
students in the 4th through 7th grades are tasked with
reading, comprehending, and remembering content
from a rotating list of 40 Newbery Award-winning
chapter books each year.

August 21st 2:00PM-4:00PM
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Kealakekua
This sequel to The Lego Movie, reunites the heroes of
Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to
save their beloved city. Free popcorn will be served &
drinks in closed containers are permitted.

August 22nd 3:30PM-4:30PM
Beaded Flower Earrings
Kealakekua
Program is suitable for teens+ and is limited to 6
participants. Online RSVP is required. Call or visit the
library for assistance.

August 24th 10:00AM
Knitt
ing on the Lanai
Kailua Kona
Socialize, work on you project and share ideas. Bring
your own chair and
beverage.

August 24th 10:00AM-11:00AM
Keiki Paint Party
Kailua Kona
Children ages 5-11 and their caregivers are invited to
attend our Keiki Paint Party. Painting supplies will be
provided. We will create an art project that will help
inspire us to achieve our goals and be our best selves.
Participants are encouraged to wear art smocks or
mess-friendly clothing as this painting project will
include a splattering technique. This program is
limited to 16 participants. Please sign up for this
program at the Reference Desk. Sign-up will open
Thursday, August 1st and will close Friday, August
23rd, space permitting.

August 27th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kids STEAM Program: Magic Milk Science
Kealakekua
Learn about chemical reactions between milk and see
the changes with some amazing colors. Then enjoy a
snack of cookies and...you guessed it, milk! This
program is suitable for kindergartners and up.

August 27th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Adulting 101: Budgeting/Finance
Kailua Kona
Roert Chung, Financial planner, will introduce
te
chniques to create a successful budget.  Learn how
to determine the difference between “needs” and
“wants”, and the difference between “fixed” and
“variable” expenses.  Budgeting helps you take
control of your money and provides a means to
planning your financial future.

August 28th 2:00PM-4:00PM
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Kealakekua
The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who
threatens their peace, dragons and friendships in the
final installment of the fantasy trilogy. Free popcorn
will be served & drinks in closed containers are
permitted.

August 28th 4:00PM-5:00PM
Kid’s Book Club
Kealakekua
Read The Secret Garden, then get together the last
Wednesday of the month to recap the story. An
activity and snack will be provided. Call or stop by
the library to join the club and order the book!
Suitable for ages 8-12 years.

August 31st
Kailua Kona Closed for Labor Day


September 2019

September 2nd
Kealakekua Closed for Labor Day

September 7th 10:00AM-11:00AM
CSL: Beneficial Insects and Soil Biology
Kailua Kona
Christine Young, botanist, soil scientist and
permaculture designer will compare conventional
management of soil fertility and pest control with the
advantages of transitioning toward a more natural
plan.

September 17th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Boyd Bond Hawaii History
Kailua Kona
Robert Chung