A small-but-appreciative audience enjoyed Hawaiian music, an array of cookies from Polynesia Cafe, Foodland and the Friends of the North Shore Library at the Princeville Public Library recently.
The occasion was the seventh birthday of the island’s only public library north of Kapa‘a, friends said in a press release.
The event began with a chant and blessing from Hanalei’s Naomi Yokotake, a kumu hula whose dancers entertained during the event.
Included in the event was a special recognition by Diane Chait, volunteer coordinator, to all the volunteers who support the efforts of the library.
Jennifer Relacion, acting head librarian, said, “The event held incredible energy, with so many of our community members attending. It was a very successful birthday celebration.” Keiki and adults enjoyed the array of cookies and drinks, she said.
The next scheduled program at the library is a discussion and display by master lei-maker Kirby Guyer, a regular winner at the annual Kaua‘i Museum May Day Lei Day competition.
Her talk, on May 10 at 6:30 p.m., is “The Art of Hawaiian Lei-Making.”