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Two events at Kailua Kona Library (March 15)

Kona Library Book Club
11 a.m.

The Kona Library Book Club meets on the lanai of the Kailua Kona Library. The book for this month is “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. “Still Alice” is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel about the devastating affect Alzheimer’s has on its victims and their families. Author Lisa Genova’s choice of Alice – young, in shape, and intelligent (she’s a Psychology Professor at Harvard) – shows that Alzheimer’s can strike anyone, not just the elderly. The book is written from Alice’s viewpoint, but Genova does a good job of showing the affect of Alzheimer’s not only on Alice, but how her family struggles with the changes in Alice. Genova does an excellent job of describing what is going on in Alice’s head as the dementia increases. Inevitably, of course, life goes on, but this moving tale shows the devastating affect Alzheimer’s can have on a family.
Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, light refreshments are served and new members are welcome. April’s selection will be “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks.

* Kona Celtic Connection Music Program
5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Kona Celtic Connection will take you on a historical and musical journey of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the beautiful ballads, lively jigs, hornpipes and reels that are a part of Ireland’s rich culture. Sing along with the Kona Celtic Connection on old favorites and learn some interesting history along the way.

Mary Collier and Jamilla Nur play the fiddle and sing, Ahti Mohala plays penny whistle, bagpipes, and mandolin, Jas Marlin sings and plays guitar and bodhrin while Cheryl Gamma plays drums, bodhrin and flute. With a blending of story and music to make you feel a part of the Celtic tradition, come ready to tap your feet and clap your hands. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this program is offered free to the public.

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