UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KONA LIBRARIES


February 2018

Every Monday All Day
Puzzle Day at the Kealakekua Library

Every Wednesday All Day
Loco LEGO Day at the Kealakekua Library

Children’s Reading BINGO Challenge
Kailua Kona
February 1st to February 28th
For grades K-5. Read a complete row of four books for a chance
to win a prize.

Creatively Cut Paper Fans
February 1st 4:00PM-5:00PM
Kealakekua
Craft suitable for ages 6 and up with adult caregiver. Limited to
first 12 participants.

Blind Date with a Book
Kailua Kona
February 1 to February 28th
Choose a wrapped book from the cart. Unwrap only after
borrowing. Complete the
Book review form for a chance to win a $25 Regal Theater gift
card.

Preschool Story Time
February 1st and February 15th 9:30AM-10:00AM
Kailua Kona
Stories and learning activities to promote early literacy skills.
For children 2-5 years old and an adult caregiver.

Meditative Artwork
February 2nd 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.

Community Seed Library Gardening Tips
February 3rd 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Kailua Kona
Margot Lundstrom from Sunrise Nursery will share her expertise
and knowledge with the CSL community. She will talk about
plant placement and wise water usage, maintenance trimming,
pruning and fertilizing, and many more helpful tips and advice. In
addition, a small plant will be offered as a door prize!

Kailua Kona Nene Readers Meeting
February 6th 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! There will be time at the January meeting for club
members to work on art projects based on their favorite Nēnē
nominees.

Movie Showing: Secret Life of Bees
February 7th 4:45PM
Kealakekua
Based on the best-selling novel. Free popcorn while supplies
last. PG13

Story Teller Bobby Norfolk for African American History Month
February 8th 9:30AM to 10:15AM
Kailua Kona
Emmy Award winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk returns to
Hawaii to share “Anansi the Spider” and other African American
folktales, legends and true stories. Bobby’s innate ability to read
and connect with audiences makes him one of America’s premier
storytellers. Using dynamic movement and vocal effects, Bobby
creates vibrant characters who come to life through imaginative,
creative story. This 45-minute performance is recommended for
ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a
parent or adult caregiver.

Make Your Own Chinese New Year Lantern
February 8th 4:00PM-5:00PM
Kealakekua
Craft suitable for ages 6 and up with adult caregiver.

Immigration
February 9th 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Kailua Kona
Provided by the Department of Homeland Security – U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. Possible
Naturalization Ceremony at 3:30PM.

F.O.L.K. Book Sale
February 10th 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
Volunteers are welcome. Contact F.O.L.K. at folk@folkhawaii.
com

Tech and Talk USB Storage
February 10th 2:30PM-3:30PM
Kailua Kona
USB Storage: How to handle a USB drive, create folders, and
how to save and move files to a USB drive. This program is
suitable for beginners with basic computer skills.

Hawaii Trusts with John Roth
February 13th 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Pros and cons of using an estate plan and sharing little known
stories of real Hawaiian trusts and the fictional trust from the
George Clooney Descendants movie.

Woven Heart Basket Craft
February 14th 2:30PM-3:30PM
Kealakekua
Suitable for ages 7 and up with adult caregiver

F.O.L.K. Book Club
February 20th 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


Tech and Talk USB Storage
February 20th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
USB Storage: How to handle a USB drive, create folders, and
how to save and move files to a USB drive. This program is
suitable for beginners with basic computer skills.


Realizing the Dream of Home Ownership with Michael McCray
of Neighbor Works Home Ownership Center
February 21st 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Kealakekua
Learn the ABC’s of buying a home and get connected to first-time
buyer assistance programs.


Travel Conversation Circle
February 24th 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Kailua Kona
What's new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel
books, useful internet sites, where we've been and where we're
going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of
our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and
armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing
good ideas at the next meeting.

Mr. Kneel Beatbox and Hip Hop Workshop
February 24th 1:00PM-2:00PM
Kailua Kona
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.

Amy Greenwell Her Life and Creation of the Greenwell
Ethnobotanical Gardens
With Maile Melrose
February 27th
5:30PM to 6:30PM
Kailua Kona
The history behind the name and an update of the current garden
situation.