Hilo Public Library April 2019 Events


Hilo Library April 2019 Calendar of Events

Tsunami Awareness Month Presentation- Special Month-long programming
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

April is Tsunami Awareness Month. Hilo Public Library is hosting events to promote tsunami awareness! On April 2, 5:30 pm., the Pacific Tsunami Museum will give a 30-minute presentation about the science of tsunamis along with the impacts they have had here in Hawaii, focusing mainly here in Hilo. There will be time for questions after the presentation.

An informational table will be set up at the library where patrons can come ask tsunami questions or ask for more information on the Museum.
Table dates: April 16th, 24th, and 30th from 5- 6 p.m.

Hawaiian Language Classes
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2019
1- 4:30 p.m.

 FREE, easy Hawaiian language classes sponsored by the library! Designed for adults & seniors. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. Instructor Puakea Sun has 8 years experience teaching Hawaiian at Kamana Senior Center. It is recommended that students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. Program size is limited. RSVP required. To register email: lesmeri.puakea@gmail.com

Beginner 2 Class: Thursdays, 1- 2:30 p.m.
Intermediate Class: Thursdays, 3- 4:30 p.m.
Hilo Public Library, Program Room

***Friends of the Hilo Public Library Book-Sale***

  • PREVIEW NIGHT FOR FRIENDS (Join for $10 at the door)-Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5- 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Stop in for the semi-annual Book Sale. Proceeds will help support the Hilo Public Library. HPL Friends are people who value reading, books and libraries! They help the Hilo Public Library provide the best possible service to the community by supplying volunteer and financial assistance to the library.

End of Life Options and Hawaii’s New Our Care Our Choice Law
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation covering the importance of patient empowerment when it comes to end-of-life, a discussion on the various end of life options available to a terminally ill person with a 6-month prognosis, and an explanation of the new law in the State of Hawaii. Presenter Wayne Borden was born and raised in Hilo. He volunteers with Compassion and Choices, Hawaii.

Controlling Little Fire Ants
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5- 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an informational presentation on controlling Little Fire Ants (LFA) on the Big Island. Fanny Brewer, from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) will give a talk on the history of LFA in Hawaii, an overview of ant biology, and practical tips on how to manage LFA on your property.

Thursday, April 25, 2019
10 a.m.- 12 noon

Chess Club
Recurring, every Saturday
April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Stop by to play chess with a friend. Chess sets are provided by Hilo Public Library.

The Japanese Art of Origami
Recurring, Saturdays
April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019
10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Join us for free origami crafts! Classes are free! Origami (Ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Please let us know if you no longer wish to receive emails from us. Mahalo for your continued support.  We hope to see you soon.

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