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National Library Week celebrating cultures of the world


In celebration of National Library Week, the Kealakekua Public Library will be hosting a program titled Cultures of the World with Greywolf at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10.

C.R. Greywolf is a Native American with more than 10 years of experience in weapons smithery and is Hawaii’s only professional medieval armorer.

This 45-minute educational program will feature authentic handcrafted weapons and antiques, period costumes, practical demonstrations, and audience participation.

Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Also in celebration of National Library Week, the Kailua-Kona Public Library will be hosting a program titled Folk Dances of the Philippines with H. Wayne Mendoza at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

Mendoza will provide a demonstration and cultural tour of the Philippines and their various folk dances. Mendoza has choreographed, danced with and taught Filipino folk dance groups throughout Hawaii.

As a child, Mendoza became fascinated with Tinikling, a well-known Filipino bamboo dance, and decided that one day he would learn and perform the dances of his father’s homeland. Mendoza currently teaches a course in Philippine Dance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older and is free to the public.

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