WHO/WHAT: Magical storyteller Yasu Ishida will be the featured artist for the Hawaii State Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program at selected libraries statewide.

Ishida’s storytelling programs, “Story Circus” and “Origami in Motion,” incorporate magic and origami paper folding to amaze, dazzle and delight participants. Children will also learn a simple magic trick that they can perform at home. Ideal for preschoolers through grade 5. Programs are 45 minutes long. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


“Story Circus” dates:

Saturday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. at Waikiki-Kapahulu Library; Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. at Kalihi-Palama; Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. at ‘Aiea; Thursday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. at Laupahoehoe (Hawai‘i island); Thursday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. at Honoka‘a (Hawai‘i island); Friday, July 14, 11:30 a.m. at Kailua-Kona (Hawai‘i island); Saturday, July 15, 1:30 p.m. at Wahiawa.

“Origami in Motion” dates:

Monday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. at Kailua; Friday, July 14, 3:30 p.m. at Na‘alehu (Hawai‘i island)


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