Kihei Public Library will offer free Tuesday evening programs in February:
* 6 p.m. Tuesday - "The Ka'ono'ulu Story: One Thousand Years of History." Local historical researchers Lucienne de Naie and Daniel Kanahele will present a slide show and facilitate a community talk story by residents focusing on Ka'ono'ulu Ahupua'a, one of South Maui's most culturally important traditional settlements areas. Its history is linked to many of Maui's great chiefs and the legendary menehune, and spans nearly a millennium, according to an announcement. Maui Tomorrow Foundation is sponsoring this program, which is suitable for ages 12 and older. Light refreshments will be served.
* 6 p.m. Feb. 18 - "Email for Beginners: Creating and Using a Gmail Account." Al Bayless, an Internet computer class instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center, will conduct an introductory class for adults on how to create and use an email account in Google Mail. Students will learn how to read and compose messages, create email contacts and groups of contacts, send email and set up calendar reminders.
Preregistration is required; call the library. 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 wireless Internet.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.
Kihei Public Library is at 35 Waimahaihai St.
For more information or to preregister, call the library at 875-6833.