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Storyteller-balladeer McCarthy at Naalehu, Pahala libraries (June 9, July 2)


James McCarthy Photo is courtesy of UH-SCEP

James McCarthy Photo is courtesy of UH-SCEP

Storyteller-Balladeer James McCarthy will be a featured performer for the 2010 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program at eight selected public libraries on Oahu, Maui and the island of Hawaii in June and July. Admission is free.

McCarthy will present “All Together Now” in celebration of this year’s program theme “Make a Splash @ your library!” McCarthy, a multi-talented actor, musician and educator, will perform his popular “say what I say, do what I do” stories and songs at the following libraries:

  • June 8, 6:30 p.m. – Kahuku Public & School Library (56-490 Kamehameha Highway; telephone: 293-8935)
  • June 9, 10 a.m. – Naalehu Public Library (Hawaii: 95-5669 Mamalahoa Highway; telephone: 939-2442)
  • June 15, 9:30 a.m. – Kalihi-Palama Public Library (1325 Kalihi Street; telephone: 832-3466)
  • June 25, 10:30 a.m. – Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai Street; telephone: 875-6833)
  • June 25, 2 p.m. – Wailuku Public Library (251 High Street; telephone: 243-5766)
  • June 27, 11 a.m. – Pearl City Public Library (1138 Waimano Home Road; telephone: 453-6566)
  • June 29, 11 a.m. – Hana Public & School Library (4111 Hana Highway; telephone: 248-4848)
  • July 2, 2:30 p.m. – Pahala Public & School Library (Hawaii: 96-3150 Pikake Street; telephone: 928-2015)

The program is recommended for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

This 2010 HSPLS summer reading performance program is funded by a generous grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Ko Olina Resort and Marina, HMSHost, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hansen Foodservice, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Hawaiian Telcom, the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program, and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

In addition, public libraries statewide are hosting a variety of performers and programs. Visit for a complete list of programs and performers, or call your local library to find out their programs.

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