Hawaii State Public Library System News Release
Canadian storyteller Anne Glover will be the featured artist at Molokai Public Library on Oct. 23 at 2:45 p.m.
The performer will be featured at selected public libraries statewide during the months of October and November in celebration of the 2013 HSPLS Fall Programs for Youth and Teen Read Week (Oct. 13-19).
Glover, from Victoria, British Columbia, will present captivating and humorous stories featuring mind-bending string figures that she weaves out of a loop of string. Glover combines elements of sign language, uncanny sound effects, and charming characters as she shares classic folktales and stories of childhood events. “You were funny,” said Matthew of Langley, B.C. “You were so funny I could not breathe because you were so funny.”
Laugh at the hilarious “string stories” of Glover at 11 selected libraries across Hawaii.
Call the hosting library two weeks in advance (three weeks in advance for neighbor island libraries) if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Program schedules are subject to change.
In addition, various public libraries will feature artists from the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program including guest storyteller Anne Shimojima from Chicago who specializes in Japanese folktales and spooky stories; Muolaulani, a contemporary Hawaiian dance company that showcases hula at its highest art form; and local storytellers Ben Moffat and Dann Seki.
This year’s HSPLS Fall Programs for Youth, except for the Princeville Public Library program, are made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, and the generous support of their Fall Reading Program sponsors Atherton Family Foundation, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Meadow Gold Dairies, Toshiba Business Solutions, Robert’s Hawaii, and Armstrong Produce; and the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Libraries statewide will host free programs focusing on this year’s theme — “Seek the Unknown @ your library” — which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books.
For a complete listing of programs and more information, visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org.