Astronomy demonstration at Molokai Public Library part of National Library Week 2014

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In celebration of National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19) and in alignment with the Board of Education and Department of Education’s emphasis on student achievement, Hawaii’s public libraries will offer a variety of free educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)-related programs throughout the month of April. National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Molokai Public Library in Kaunakakai will have an astronomy program as part of National Library Week.

Molokai Public Library in Kaunakakai will have an astronomy program as part of National Library Week.


National Library Week is a national observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association and libraries nationwide. It is intended to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Lives change @ your library” is the theme selected by ALA for National Library Week 2014.

A program called “Light and Spectra” will be at Molokai Public Library on April 17 at 3 p.m. “Light and Spectra,” presented by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, will demonstrate how astronomers use the light given off by planets, stars and galaxies to understand their composition and temperature. This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Phone Molokai Public Library for more information, 553-1765.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Programs are subject to change.

For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete listing of 2014 National Library Week programs or call your local library to find out what programs will be offered.

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