UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KONA LIBRARIES

May 2019

Every Monday All Day
Puzzle Day at the Kealakekua Library

Every Wednesday All Day
Loco LEGO Day at the Kealakekua Library

May 1st 2:00PM-4:00PM
Moana (ma ka ‘oleo Hawaii) Movie Matinee
Kealakekua
Re-released in the Hawaiian language will be
displayed with English subtitles. Rated PG.

May 1st 5:00PM-6:00PM
Lei Day
Kealakekua
Suitable for ages 5 and up. Reservation are required
and limited to the first 10 patrons. All materials will
be provided. Call the library for reservation assistance
if needed. 808-323-7585

May 2nd 3:30PM-4:30PM
Children’s Craft: Finger Puppets
Kealakekua
Create your own story with these puppets. Suitable
for ages 5 and up. Young children must be
accompanied by and adult caregiver. Reservations are
required and limited to the first 10 patrons. All
materials will be provided. Cal the librar for
reservation assistance if needed. 808-323-7585

May 4th 9:00AM-4:30PM
Free Comic Book Day
Kailua Kona
Pick up a free comic book. Wayne Lo, local artist and
illustrator, will be featured from 10:00AM-11:00AM
for children K-5 and 11:00AM-12:00PM for teens in
grades 6-12. He will be drawing Chibi Art and
demonstrating comic book drawing techniques. Dress
as your favorite character and enter a drawing to win
a free $25 Regal Theater gift card.

May 6th and May 20th All Day
Preschool Storytime Packet
Kealakekua
A storytime packet will be available to you and your
child in the children’s area. Each storytime will have a
featured subject or concept, and includes books,
instructions, and a simple activity or craft.

May 6, 2019 3:00PM
Beading Bee
Kealakekua
This new monthly program at Kealakekua Public
Library is for you to get together with other beaders
and jewelry makers to create, discuss, and work
together! We have the space, you bring the tools and
projects. BYOB (bring your own beads) and bead
away the afternoon.

May 7th 2:30PM-4:30PM
Bookbinding Series: Quarter Pamphlet
Kealakekua
Guest conservationist Keala Richard! Formerly our
Branch Manager, and now working as a conservation
technician for Smithsonian Libraries, will teach a
traditional method whereby the spine is covered in a
different material to the front and back boards.
Suitable for teens and adults and is limited to the first
10 patrons. RSVP is required. Call the library at 808-
323-7585 for more information or assistance.

May 7th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Community Seed Library
Kailua Kona
Growing and Cooking with Culinary Herbs
Nancy MacNeal, Master Gardener, will cover general
suggestions for growing herbs successfully and some
of her special recipes using them.

May 8th 2:00PM-4:30PM
Neil Young Heart of Gold Movie Matinee
Kealakekua
Documentary of singer-songwriter Neil Young with a
performance from Nashville. Rated PG. Free popcorn
and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

May 8th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Cella Bella Quartet
Kealakekua
Enjoy a beautiful repertoire with Kathy Fraser,
Stephanie Vanhoff, Julie Salis, and Jill Wagner
including original music and their own arrangements.

May 10th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Embroidered Mother’s Day Cards
Kealakekua
Embroider your own card to send or give to your
mom on Mother’s Day. Bring your own design and
bring some homemade joy to the one you love.
Suitable for teens and up and is limited to the first 12
patrons. All materials will be provided. Online RSVP
is required. Call the library if reservation assistance is
needed.

May 11th 9:00AM-12:00PM
F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale Kailua Kona

May 11th 3:00PM-4:00PM
Pancho Man Kuakoni & Ukulele
Kailua Kona
Local artist and singer will perform original
compositions for all to enjoy.

May 15th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald Movie
Matinee
Kealakekua
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts"
series (PG13) featuring the adventures of
Magizoologist Newt Scamander. Free popcorn will be
provided and you may bring beverages in closed
containers.

May 16th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Spinning Top CD’s
Kealakekua
Make this cool spinning top with an old CD, some
colors, and your imagination! Learn about different
types of energy and friction! Suitable for ages 7+ and
is limited to the first 12 patrons. All materials will be
provided. Online RSVP is required. Call the library if
reservation assistance is needed.

May 18th 10:00AM-12:00PM
Travel Conversation Circle
Kailua Kona
Our monthly two-hour meetings of the Circle include
an eclectic collection of travel research tips, what’s
new in the library in the travel related sections, where
we’ve been and where we are going.  We are active
travelers trekking the near and far corners of the
planet and returning with tips and stories to share.

May 18th 1:00PM-3:00PM
Get Caught Reading: A celebration of Books
Kailua Kona
Family friendly story time from 1:00PM to 1:30PM
followed by a variety of interactive crafts and
activities. You will have the opportunity to be
interviewed by PBS Hawaii to spread the word about
your favorite books or poems.

May 21st 11:00AM-12:00PM
F.O.L.K. Book Club
Kailua Kona
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

May 22nd 2:00PM-4:00PM
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Movie Matinee
Kealakekua
This documentary paints a portrait of the life and
work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of
“Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister,
Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of
empathy and acceptance. Rated (PG13). Free
popcorn will be provided and you may bring
beverages in closed containers.

May 24th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Origami Picture Frames
Kealakekua
Make a lovely origami picture frame. Bring a photo
with you if you’d like. Suitable for ages 10+ and is
limited to the first 10 patrons. All materials will be
provided. Online RSVP is required. Call the library if
reservation assistance is needed.

May 25th Kailua Kona Library Closed

May 27th Kealakekua Library Closed


May 29th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Smallfoot Movie Matinee
Kealakekua
Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when
a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t
exist—a human. Rated (PG). Free popcorn will be
provided and you may bring beverages in closed
containers.

May 29th 4:30PM-5:30PM
Beginning Knitting
Kealakekua
Learn the knitted cast, the knit, and bind of stitches.
Learn the skills to knit a dishcloth for your kitchen!
This 1-hour program is suitable for ages 8-100 and is
limited to the first 8 patrons. All materials will be
provided. Program size is limited and online RSVP is
required to attend. Please call the library
(808.323.7585) or visit if reservation assistance is
needed.