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Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii

Time: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Meeting Room

Please join us to learn to play a Hawaiian version of Hanafuda, an ancient Japanese matching game using cards! Hanafuda is suitable for all ages and perfect for bringing generations a little closer together. Author Helen Nakano and her group of sensei will share stories and instructions for this entertaining game. After the program, Hanafuda sets featuring native Hawaiian plants, birds, and ocean life will be available for purchase.

Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Dwight Lin

Time: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

What is PRP (platelet rich plasma)? Did you know that most people with painful shoulders or knees can recover without surgery and without addictive painkillers? Did you know that cortisone (steroid) injections are toxic to cartilage and tendons?

Learn about cutting edge care for osteoarthritis and how platelets and stem cells can nurture the healing process for injured joints and tendons.

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands with Robert Walker

Time: 
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: 
Meeting Room

Best-selling author Robert Walker will share his experience in the region. His book, Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, covers the 150 islands in the Ryukyu chain, about 75 of which are inhabited. Over a 10-year-period, he has visited every inbabited island in the chain--many of them three or four times. The book has filled a vacuum in an all-in-one introduction to traveling in contemporary Okinawa and the Ryukyus that was not met before. Find out also why the Okinawans are known as the longest-lived people on earth. The book will be available for purchase after the program.

Jazz with Dean Taba

Time: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Children's Area

Have a jazzy afternoon at Aina Haina! Musician Dean Taba will present a selection of songs from the greats througout the age of jazz presented in a jazz duo format. Dean is a highly regarded studio and freelance musician who began his musical studies on the piano at the age of 6 and played French horn in the Hawaii Youth Symphony. It was a desire to play in the high school jazz band that introduced him to the bass and improvised music. After extensive studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a refinement of his skills on both the acoustic and electric bass, Dean relocated in 1984 to Los Angeles to become one of its most in-demand musicians.

Summer Reading Program Registration Week

Time: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Reference Desk
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