Sept 1 BOOKS ARE BUILDING BLOCKS
A new literacy program for families held on the first Tuesday of the month. Children from ages 5 through 13 and their parents are invited to attend an hour of age-appropriate reading groups followed by an hour of refreshments, prizes and a book swap.
4:30 - 5:15 Registration
4:30 - 5:00 Library tour
5:15 - 6:15 Family age groups with reading and discussion
6:15 - 7:00 Refreshments, prizes and book swap
Sept 15 KONA LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Kona Library Book Club meets September 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library to discuss The Sixteen Pleasures, a work of fiction by Robert Hellenga. This is the story of 29 year old Margot Harrington who travels to Florence, in the wake of the disastrous 1966 flood, to volunteer her considerable skills in the art restoration efforts. In her endeavor to save the waterlogged library of a convent, she befriends the abbess of the troubled convent, discovers a priceless book of sixteen erotic drawings and poems, and embarks on her own journey of spiritual and erotic awakening. Italian politics, church politics, art world deceptions, love and betrayal all figure in to the imaginative plot.
The Kona Library Book Club meets again on October 20th to discuss Angels Fall which takes place on the Big Island. The author, local award winning mystery writer Baron Birtcher, will be in attendance.
Sept 15 VANILLA CULTIVATION IN HAWAII & AROUND THE WORLD
Join Jim Reddekopp Founder of the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. for an evening of Vanilla. Jim will share in depth about the cultivation of Vanilla at his Vanillery and other plantations worldwide. Jim and wife Tracy are the first commercial growers of vanilla in the United States. Jim will take you inside the vanilla world to discover production, cultivation and the value added production of vanilla. Bring your questions and your imagination and learn how a family dream turned into reality.