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Science event for keiki at libraries


Science event for keiki at libraries

In celebration of the 2014 Hawaii State Public Library System’s children’s summer reading program, HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts will present “Hardware Science,” a free event at public libraries from today through June 18.

Children ages 8 and older are invited to explore all things related to science and will learn some science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts. In this one-hour program, children will learn how to think like a scientist and experience live science demonstrations using simple equipment and tools available at hardware and craft stores.

This year’s theme “Fizz, Boom, Read” will allow children — preschool-age to those entering sixth grade this fall — to experiment with building lava lamps, launching rockets and creating a solar system mobile.

Attend a “Hardware Science” program event at these libraries:

• Today, 3 p.m., Naalehu Public Library, 939-2442

• Wednesday, 10 a.m., Mountain View Public and School Library, 968-2322

• Wednesday, 10 a.m., North Kohala Public Library, 869-6655

• Wednesday, 3 p.m., Kailua-Kona Public Library, 327-4327

• June 16, 10 a.m., Pahala Public and School Library, 928-2015

• June 18, 10 a.m., Honokaa Public Library, 775-8881

• June 18, 5:30 p.m., Kealakekua Public Library, 323-7585.

The event schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Kona Stories June book clubs planned

The Kona Stories fiction book club meets at 6:30 p.m. June 10 to discuss “White Dog Fell from the Sky” by Eleanor Morse. The nonfiction book club will gather at 6 p.m. June 24 to review “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo.


The fiction book club meets the second Tuesday of each month, and the nonfiction group meets the fourth Tuesday at Kona Stories in Keauhou Shopping Center. No membership or fees are associated with these groups and monthly attendance is not required. Bring a pupu or beverage to share.

For more information call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.