It’s National Library Week!

Somehow it slipped our notice that this week is National Library Week, but now that it’s been brought to our attention, we wanted to share.

The week runs from April 10-16. During this time our Hawaii libraries will be offering free educational & entertainment programs.

It seems on Kauai that some of the programs will be a bit later too, which perfectly in keeping with the Hawaii time we practice here. For instance, on April 19 at 11:30 am Lihue Library there will be storytelling by  Jeeva Raghunath, “Anbudan Jeeva” (With Love, Jeeva). Jeeva Raghunathis a renowned storyteller from India & will share stories featuring a musical donkey, clever wives, tricksters, and silly stories enhanced with music, rhythm and dance. Her interactive storytelling style highlights India’s culture, tradition, customs, and food.

Our very own Jeff Peterson, slack key guitar master, will be at the Kapaa Library also on April 19 at 6:30 pm, so a hard choice if you’re looking for something fun to do that day. Or, of course, you could attend both programs & make it a full day!

On April 14 at 10:30 am here on the North Shore, storyteller Jeff Gere will be at the Princeville Library. Jeff is “renowned for his physical style of storytelling and rubbery face.” The program will be: “Shadow Dances” – experience a shadow puppet tale: “A Night on the Silk Road” featuring a Muslim, an Italian, and a Jewish character who meet around a campfire and share stories.

All in all, a great way to celebrate our libraries & reading. If you would like more information including programs on the other islands, just click here.

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