UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KONA LIBRARIES

October 2018

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

After School Storytime
October 22nd 3:30PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Children ages 6-9 and adult caregiver. Promote brain
development with increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination
and concentration.

Realizing the Dream of Homeownership
October 24th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kealakekua
Presented by Michael McCray, Hawaii Home Ownership Center
Counselor; learn the ABC’s of buying a home, how to overcome
barriers and get connected to first-time home buyer assistance
programs.

Ghostbusters Answer the Call Movie Event
October 24th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Paranormal researchers try to prove ghosts exist in modern
society. Rated PG-13. Free popcorn and beverages in closed
containers are allowed.

Bubble Experiment
October 25th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Small children must be accompanied
by an adult caregiver. Learn about states of matter and hold a
ball of swirling gas.

Community Seed Library
October 27th 10:00AM-12:00PM
Kailua Kona
Seed saving talk and seed exchange. 3rd Anniversary celebration

Eyes on the Reef
October 30th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Coral regrowth.

Hocus Pocus Movie Event
October 31st 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
After accidentally freeing evil witches, friends with the help of a
magical cat must stop them from becoming immortal. Rated PG.
Free popcorn and beverages in closed containers are allowed.


November 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

Tales of the Pacific
With Dan Kelin
November 3rd 10:00AM-11:00AM
A storytelling journey with master storyteller Dan Kelin that will
take the audience across the Pacific with tales from many islands
that are a bit humorous, slightly odd, and occasionally send a
shiver up your back: all the good stuff that stories offer!
Appropriate for listeners of all sizes and ages, especially those
that will offer a little help to the storyteller.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Preschool Storytime
November 1st, November 8th, November 15th 9:30AM-10:
00AM
Kailua Kona
Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult caregiver. Promotes
brain development through knowledge, vocabulary, imagination
and concentration.

Preschool Storytime
November 5th, November 19th 11:00AM-11:30AM
Kealakekua
Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult caregiver. Promotes
brain development through knowledge, vocabulary, imagination
and concentration.

Kealakekua & Kailua Kona Libraries Closed
Tuesday, November 6th

Brave Family Movie Matinee
November 7th 2:PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Skilled archer and courageous daughter of a Scottish King. Rated
PG
Free popcorn.

Make a Corn Husk Doll
November 8th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Suitable for ages 6 and up. Young children must be accompanied
by an adult caregiver.

Kailua Kona Library Closed
Saturday, November 10th

Kealakekua Library Closed
Monday, November 12th
Veteran’s Day

Page Masters
November 13th 5:00PM-6:00PM
Kailua Kona
The Newbery Quiz Bowl is an annual reading competition
unique to Hawai’i Island. Students in the 4th-7th grades are
eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or
library. The Page Masters is the Kailua-Kona Public Library’s
award-winning team! Team members are expected to read
selected Newbery Award-winning books, and have a
comprehensive understanding of the books they read. The Page
Masters have just one starting spot and two alternate spots left to
fill! If you are interested in joining the Page Masters, attend our
first November meeting to learn more.
Thanksgiving Turkey Baster Relay
November 13th 3:30PM-4:30PM
Kealakekua
Race to see who wins the Turkey Baster Relay. Prizes for
different categories. Suitable for ages 4+. Encourage motor skills
and physics.

Slack Key
With Derek Kalima
November 13th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona

The Neverending Story Family Movie Matinee
November 14th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
A fantasy land that needs the help of a human child to survive.
Rated PG. Free popcorn.

DIY Block Print Tote Bag
November 15th 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Kealakekua
Carve a design and learn how block printing works. Suitable for
teens and adults. Limited to first 6 patrons. Reservations
required.

F.O.L.K. Lanai Book Sale
November 17th 9:00AM-1:00PM
Kailua Kona

Books & Bricks LEGO @ the Library
November 17th 3:00PM-4:00PM
Kailua Kona
LEGO builders ages 4 through 11. Listen to a story about
creativity, then let your own creativity loose with LEGO bricks!
Share your story about your LEGO creation, and see it proudly
displayed in a public LEGO exhibit in our main lobby.
Children 5 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult
caregiver. This program is limited to the first 20 participants.

FOLK Book Club
November 20th 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Kailua Kona Library Lanai
My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Rat Lung Disease Findings
November 20th 5:30PM-6:30PM
Kailua Kona
Dr. Susan Jarvi, of the UH Hilo Department of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, will give a
presentation on the recent findings of the extent of rat lung
disease and possible tests for it.

Free Birds Family Movie Matinee
November 21st 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
Turkeys travel back in time to 1621 to prevent all turkeys from
becoming holiday dinners. Rated PG
Free popcorn.

Kealakekua & Kailua Kona Libraries Closed
Thursday, November 22nd
Thanksgiving

Travel Conversation Circle
November 24th 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.   

Ever After Movie Screening
November 28th 2:00PM-4:00PM
Kealakekua
A Cinderella story rated PG-13. Starring Drew Barrymore and
Angelica Huston. Free popcorn.

Snow Experiment
November 29th 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.

Palamanui Information Booth
November 30, 2018 2:30AM-4:30PM
Kailua Kona
Take this opportunity to learn about what is available in West
Hawai‘i at the new campus, and get help with online application.
For more information, contact the library at 808-327-4327.