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Chinese paper cutting workshop at Pahala and Naalehu libraries June 27-28


Barbara Chung Ho will be a featured performer for the 2011 HSPLS Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Programs at four selected public libraries on islands of Hawaii and Oahu from June 23 -28. Admission is free.

Chung Ho will present two interactive and customized workshops: “The Folk Art of Chinese Knotting” and “The Folk Art of Chinese Paper Cutting.” Chung Ho will first share a brief history of the folk art and then a conduct step-by-step demonstration on the basic techniques of Chinese knotting and paper cutting, respectively.

The one-hour workshops are suitable for ages 12 and older. Supplies will be provided. Registration is requested; please call the libraries to register.

“The Folk Art of Chinese Paper Cutting” (Children’s Summer Reading Program Event) will be offered at these libraries:

  • June 23, 10:30 a.m. – Ewa Beach Public & School Library (91-950 North Road; telephone: 689-1204)
  • June 27, 1 p.m. – Pahala Public & School Library (96-3150 Pikake Street; telephone: 808-928-2015)
  • June 28, 10 a.m. – Naalehu Public Library (95-5669 Mamalahoa Highway; telephone: 808-939-2442)

“The Folk Art of Chinese Knotting” (Adult Summer Reading Program Event) will be offered:

  • June 26, 2:30 p.m. – Kaneohe Public Library (45-829 Kamehameha Highway; telephone: 233-5676) The program schedule is subject to change.

Performances by Chung Ho and other featured artists from the Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) are co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii’s Outreach College, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The 2011 HSPLS Summer Reading Programs have a record number of sponsors this year, including the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Ko Olina Resort & Marina, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, ING Foundation, Armstrong Produce, Bowman Connectivity Solutions, Inc., Girard’s Dressing, Roberts Hawaii Tours, Toshiba Business Solutions, DFS Hawaii, NFL Charities, First Hawaiian Bank, Aloha United Way, and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Corporate and other sponsors include McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, Hawaii Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay of Hawaii, Diamond Bakery Ltd., First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Pacifichem, Mutual Publishing, The Islander Group, and local Chapter Friends.

For more information, please call the hosting library.

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