Makawao Public Library is offering the following free evening programs:
* 6 p.m. today - "Facebook for Beginners." Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center, will conduct an introductory class on Facebook. Participants will learn how to create a Facebook account and use it to connect with friends and relatives. This class is for ages 14 and older; call the library to register. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the class. A valid Hawaii State Public Library System card is required to connect to the library's free wireless Internet.
* 6:30 p.m. Monday - "Storyteller Ann Nehaya Walsh: How My Mother's Etiquette Has Served Me Well." Maui story teller Ann Nehaya Walsh, who credits her Welsh-Azorean mother for guiding her in the ancient art of storytelling, will present impromptu tales featuring rich imagery and lyrical wit.
These personal and original tales are drawn from Walsh's background in theater, world travel, teaching, creative writing and movement. Walsh grew up in Hawaii and has performed dance, theater, puppetry, poetry and storytelling in Hana; Bellingham, Wash.; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this program, which is recommended for adults.
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.