Storyteller of Korean Tales Featured at Six Libraries in November

Storyteller Bonnie Kim, whose storytelling performance is enhanced with Czech-style marionette puppets and shadow puppets, will be a featured artist for the 2015 HSPLS Fall Children’s and Teens Program at six selected public libraries on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and Oahu from November 8 – 21.  Admission is free.

Kim will present “Long Long Ago, When Tiger Smoked: Animal Tales from Korea.”  She will share trickster rabbit tales which are found all over the world from Africa, America to Asia.  The Korean trickster Rabbit and Tiger will generate laughter to all ages and bring old tales to life.

Following the puppet show, participants will have the opportunity to make simple shadow puppets and explore characterization and movement at four of the libraries.  Supplies will be provided.  This interactive program is suitable for ages 4 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

See Bonnie Kim perform “Long Long Ago, When Tiger Smoked: Animal Tales from Korea” at the following libraries:

*       November 8 (Sunday), 10:30 a.m. at Kaimuki Public Library (phone: 733-8422)

*       November 10 (Tuesday), 2 p.m. at Lanai Public & School Library (Puppet Show Only; phone: 565-7920)

*       November 18 (Wednesday), 2 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library (phone: 243-5766)

*       November 20 (Friday), 3:30 p.m. at Kapaa Public Library (Puppet Show Only; phone: 821-4422)

*       November 21 (Saturday), 10:30 a.m. at McCully-Moiliili Public Library (phone: 973-1099)

*       November 21 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. at Aina Haina Public Library (377-2456)

The program schedule is subject to change.

Other notable artists from the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program will be featured at many public libraries through November 30.  For a complete listing of programs and performers,

This year’s HSPLS Fall Programs for Children and Teens are made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, HEI Charitable Foundation, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Robert’s Hawaii, Toshiba Business Solutions, and Aloha United Way. Additional funding and support is provided by the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

If a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed, please contact the hosting library as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the hosting library.

Bonnie Kim, courtesy of UH-SCEP.

Bonnie Kim, courtesy of UH-SCEP.