Start Off 2015 With Education

To kick off the new year, Kapolei Library plans free educational events on three Saturdays in January, all at 1 p.m.

• Jan. 10 — Attorneys Nolan Yogi and Lisa Jacobs host “The Many Benefits of Collaborative Law” in the adult fiction section on the second floor. Discussions will cover how collaborative law (such as mediation) developed, as well as why it’s growing in popularity around the country. People age 18 and older are welcome at the 45-minute program.

• Jan. 17 — Author Susan Scott (who also writes the “Ocean Watch” column for Honolulu Star-Advertiser) discusses her newest book, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea, which outlines her journey to Palmyra in a 37-foot boat. Scott will discuss her work rescuing baby sea turtles and facing off against 10-pound coconut crabs. The program is appropriate for those 12 and older.

• Jan. 24 — Have a new pet? Dr. Yoko Haneda offers a seminar on “Pet Friendly Tips,” followed at 1:30 by service-animal advocate Monica Roberts who will share how to work with animals as companions and how service dogs, emotional-support dogs and therapy dogs can obtain certification. The program is appropriate for ages 12 and older.

The library is located at 1020 Manawai St.

For more information, call 693-7050.