Holiday programs on tap at libraries

The Hawaii State Public Library System will offer the following free programs this month. Contact the hosting library for more information or as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Programs and events are sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library and are subject to change:

* Dec. 10 and 18 – Hula Honeys Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Makawao Public Library; call 573-8785. Na Hoku Hano Hano Award-winning Hula Honeys Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl blend vintage hapa haole songs with jazz classics to create a swinging sweet sound. In addition, the Hula Honeys will perform Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library; call 243-5766.

* Dec. 11, 12 and 17-20 – Merry and Bright – A Holidays Celebration in Stories and Song, 10 a.m. Dec. 11 at Makawao Public Library, featuring storytellers Peter and Melinda Wing. This 45-minute program of holiday season stories, songs and humor is especially for keiki ages 3 and older. In addition, the Wings will perform this program at five other Maui County libraries: Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. at Lanai Public & School Library, call 565-7920; Dec. 17, 10 a.m. at Wailuku Public Library; Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Hana Public & School Library, call 248-4848; Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library, call 875-6833; and Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. at Kahului Public Library, call 873-3097.

* Dec. 16 and 18 – Santa Storytime, 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kahului Public Library. Keiki ages 2 and older are invited to a special 45-minute storytime featuring Santa reading books of the holiday season. This Santa Storytime also will be presented at Makawao Public Library at 10 a.m. Dec. 18.

Other public libraries may be hosting holiday season programs and events. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for more information.