By Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, Adult Librarian | Pearl City Public Library:
"The Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program is not just for kids! You can have fun too! Your Pearl City Public Library has a wonderful schedule of programs to keep you engaged and entertained throughout the summer.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m.: Mele Mai Paki Lima handbell concert
Start your summer with a performance by local handbell choir, Mele Mai Paki Lima. Their name means “Music from Many Hands,” and they have been playing around Oahu for over ten years. Come, listen, and enjoy the music of these talented musicians.
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.: Rock Painting!
Enjoy a family friendly afternoon of fun! Make pretty pebbles and stunning stones! Paint and rocks provided—wear mess proof clothes. Keep your creation or donate it to the library for use and display in one of the other sessions.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00 p.m.: The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo
This lecture-demonstration will demonstrate taiko in group and festival drumming. Though the taiko has been used since ancient times for agrarian, military, festival, and ceremonial purposes, the phenomenon of "kumi-daiko" or ensemble drumming has proliferated world-wide since its inception in the 1950s. This exciting and informative program is upbeat and appropriate for all ages.
This program is produced by the UH Manoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program with
funding provided by the Friends of the LIbrary Hawaii, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
and National Endowment for the Arts.
Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00 p.m.: Music Trivia
Do you know a lot about boy bands? Are iconic musicians your jam? If not, study up, and join us for a fun night of Jeopardy!-style music trivia. The winner will receive a music related prize!
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30 p.m.: Holistic Health Fair
Total body health is something we all strive towards. Learn how to create and sustain healthy habits for long term wellness. Trained fitness, nutrition, and medical professionals will be on site offering free 15 minute consultations and blood pressure screenings, as well as information sessions on proper mobility and posture, making healthy choices at the grocery store, and how to relieve pain and ease muscle tightness naturally.
Let’s get moving! Join in for a one hour group exercise class featuring yoga and strength training at 6:00 p.m. suitable for all fitness levels.
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 p.m.: HMSA presents Brain Fitness
Optimal brain function is the result of physical support and mental stimulation. Learn several exercises to keep your brain healthy and improve your ability to think, reason, and solve problems.
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:30 p.m.: HMSA presents Meditation
Modeled on the work of Harvard cardiologist Herbert Benson, M.D., this quiet and restorative class helps you find a way to relax that suits your abilities and demeanor. Explore five techniques of meditation through visualization, affirmation, mindfulness, sound, and fragrance.
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:00 p.m.: HMSA presents Laugh, Sing, Move
A recent study has shown that Americans are snacking to the tune of 570 calories more per day than in the 1970s. To resist snacking, we invite you to laugh out loud, sing with vigor, and move. Dress comfortably and bring your smile. We’ll burn calories together!
These programs are not part of our summer reading program, but you should definitely check them out!
Monday, July 23, 2018 6:00 p.m.: Pearl City Reads book club: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger.Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:00 p.m.: Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: Marvel's Black Panther
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
This film is rated PG-13for prolonged sequences of action violence and brief rude gesture. Children under the age 12 should be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, fold up chairs, and dry snacks.
All of our events are free, open to all, and subject to change. If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Call us at 453-6566 for more information!"
Adult Librarian | Pearl City Public Library
Hawaii State Public Library System
1138 Waimano Home Rd. Pearl City, HI 96782 | (808) 456-6566
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