Author to present programs at libraries

Maui author Jill Engledow will expand on the research from her recently published book “Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain” at four Maui public libraries, Thursday to April 19.

The free presentations will feature slide shows of vintage photos from Engledow’s “Haleakala” book that tells the story of the mountain that makes up East Maui, the “crater” at its peak and the national park that protects its pristine lands and endangered species, according to a news release.

Engledow will tell “The Story Behind the Pictures” with emphasis on photos of the 1967 Kipahulu Scientific Expedition, whose organizers and participants included many Kipahulu residents, on the following dates:

* 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Wailuku Public Library (251 High St.; phone: 243-5766)

* 2 p.m. April 19 at Hana Public & School Library (4111 Hana Highway; phone: 248-4848)

Engledow will present “The Park in Our Backyard,” a brief history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and its growth and impact on Maui today, on the following dates:

* 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St.; phone: 875-6833)

* 6:30 p.m. April 29 at Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave., phone: 573-8785)

The one-hour library programs are suitable for ages 12 and older. Engledow’s “Haleakala” book will be available for purchase at the programs, and the author will be available for book-signing sessions.

Contact the hosting libraries as soon as possible if a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed, or for more information.