West Oahu Libraries Host Holiday Fun

Christmas events are in abundance at libraries around West Oahu.

• A 6:30 p.m. holiday concert is planned for Dec. 9 at Kapolei Public Library featuring the vocal mastery of Marilyn Kim and her vocal ensemble Melemai Kapu‘uwaimai. The group of local men and women performs songs and dances of the holiday season.

Friends of the Library-Kapolei sponsors the 45-minute program, which is suitable for all ages. Call 693-7050 for more information. Kapolei Public Library is located at 1020 Manawai St.

• Keiki can enjoy a live reading of Sandi Takayama’s The Musubi Man: Hawaii’s Gingerbread Man at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Waipahu Public Library. Following the reading by UH West Oahu students, children can enjoy craft activities and snacks, as well as lucky drawings.

National Education Association/West Oahu and Hawaii State Teachers Association sponsor the program.

Call 675-0358 for more information. Waipahu Public Library is located at 94-275 Mokuola St. • Teens can try out gift-wrapping alternatives at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Kapolei Public Library.

Eco-craft expert Evelyn Nakamura demonstrates how to create holiday packages using junk mail and envelopes. Participants will learn three different styles.

Only 20 teens (ages 13-18) can sign up. Call 693-7050 to register.

• Karol’s Karolers ring in the holiday with Christmas songs from all over the world. They make an appearance at Ewa Beach Public & School Library at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call 689-1204 for more information. Ewa Beach Public & School Library is located at 91-950 North Road.

• Puppeteer Christy Lipps showcases wonderful holiday stories with her hand-crafted puppets and joyous songs.

Check it out at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kapolei Public Library, and at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Ewa Beach Public & School Library.

• Last but not least, Ewa Beach Public & School Library hosts a Christmas movie marathon from 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22. Films include Arthur Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf and The Polar Express. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

For more information, visit librarieshawaii.org.