Two presentations planned at Makawao Library

The Makawao Public Library will offer two free events in February.

* In celebration of Black History Month, historian Adesina Ogunelese will read stories about black aviation pioneers to children ages 6 to 12 at 2 p.m. Saturday in the children’s area of Makawao Library. During the “Black History Children’s Story Hour,” participants will learn about Bessie Coleman, who became the first licensed African-American pilot in 1921.

Ogunelese has conducted presentations on various aspects of black history at Maui public libraries since 2006. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

* Ann Nehaya Walsh, an educator, storyteller and healer, will introduce and reveal natural codes of conduct and how different creatures communicate in their own special ways during her 6:30 p.m. presentation Monday in the adult reading area. Her presentation is titled “Communicating with Animals and Insects.” The program is suitable for ages 12 and older.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.

Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call the library at 573-8785.