UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KONA LIBRARIES

December 2018

Nene Readers Challenge
Kailua Kona
Read and review book nominees to earn gift certificates and a
ticket to the voting party.

Every Monday All Day
Puzzle Day at the Kealakekua Library

Every Wednesday All Day
Loco LEGO Day at the Kealakekua Library

Hip-Hop with Mr. Kneel & the B-Boys
December 1st 10:00AM-11:00AM
Kailua Kona
Original Hip-Hop music to promote children’s social, emotional
and cognitive development. Joined by the B-Boys break dancers.

Preschool Storytime
December 3rd and December 17th 11:00AM-11:30AM
Kealakekua
Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult caregiver. Promotes
brain development through knowledge, vocabulary, imagination
and concentration.

Christmas Ukulele Kanikapila
December 4th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Sing and play along or just listen to the music.

Holiday Movie Matinee
An American Tail
December 5th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Rated G. A mouse and his family immigrate to the United States
from Russia.
Free popcorn.

DIY Festive Earrings
December 5th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kealakekua
Make your own earrings. Suited for adults and limited to first six
patrons. Reservation is required.

Preschool Storytime
December 6th, December 13th, December 20th 9:30AM-10:
00AM
Kailua Kona
Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult caregiver. Promotes
brain development through knowledge, vocabulary, imagination
and concentration.

Make and Play: Dreidel
December 7th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Make your own Dreidel this Hanukah season. Learn about the
game while making the toy. Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children
must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All materials will
be provided.

F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale
December 8th 9:00AM-1:00PM
Kailua Kona

Upcycling: Bottle Cap Ornaments
December 11th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Fun ornaments to hang on your tree. Suitable for ages 7 and up.
Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All
materials provided.

Holiday Movie Variety Day
Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Charlie
Brown Christmas and Santa Clause is Coming to Town
December 12th starting at 2:00PM
Kealakekua
Rated G

Block Print Holiday Gift Tags
December 13th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Use block printing techniques to create something for a special
someone. Suitable for teens and adults. All materials provided.

Decorate a Tree Day
December 14th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Decorate a tree and personalize it with an Instax photo. Suitable
for ages 6 and up. Limited to the first 12 patrons. All materials
provided.

Holiday Candy House Construction
December 15th 10:00AM-11:00AM
Kailua Kona
Celebrate the holiday season at the Kailua-Kona Public Library!
Engineers ages 4 to 11 are invited to the Kailua-Kona Public
Library to construct their very own edible candy houses. This
free program includes all of the materials required for each child
to construct one candy house. This program is limited to the first
20 children. Pick up an event ticket in the Children’s Section as
early as 15 minutes prior to the program’s beginning.
Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Neil Paulson Christmas and Blue Grass
December 15th 3:30PM
Kailua Kona
Bass player, blue grass & old-time folk songs

Kilauea 2018 Eruption
December 18th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Dr. Carolyn Parcheta of the Hawaii Volcano Observatory will
provide an overview of this summer’s lower East Rift Zone
eruption.

Make a Snow Globe
December 18th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Make a waterless globe that will last for years and add a special
touch to your holiday decorations. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Limited to first 12 patrons. All material provided.

F.O.L.K. Book Cub
December 18th 11:00AM-12:00PM
Kailua Kona
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Holiday Movie Matinee: Elf
December 19th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Will Ferrell as Elf. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

Snow Experiment
December 20th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Make your own snow in this science experiment. Suitable for
ages 4+. Young children must be accompanied by an adult
caregiver.

Teen Breakout Challenge
December 22nd 10:00AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00PM
Kailua Kona
12 Days of Christmas. Help the elves find Santa’s hat. Limited to
18 people call the library at 327-4327 for a reservation.

Travel Conversation Circle
December 22nd 10:00AM-12:00PM
Kailua Kona
Join our monthly two-hour travel conversation circle to talk
about our recent trips, exciting destinations (even places to
avoid), latest internet travel resources as well as an eclectic
collection of travel research tips, and what’s new in the library
in the travel related sections.  Share travel ideas and get
questions answered by those who've gone there before.   

Kealakekua & Kailua Kona Libraries Closed
Tuesday, December 25th

Holiday Movie Matinee: Chronicles of Narnia
December 26th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Based on the popular children’s novel, join the adventure to the
magical world called Narnia. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

Sight Word Bingo
December 29th 10:00AM-11:00AM
Kailua Kona
Mastering sight words is a major aspect of literacy development.
The library will host a sight word BINGO day during the winter
break to encourage families to help their children to develop
their reading ability.