In celebration of the Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Anniversary, “Lei-making, Tongan style,” a free lecture-demonstration program, will be presented on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.
Aita Tonga, a self-taught lei maker who has been creating lei for more than 10 years, will demonstrate how she makes Tongan lei and discuss lei customs. There will be a photo display featuring various lei styles, and the audience will have the opportunity to examine fresh lei made by Tonga.
This two-hour presentation is suitable for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A question-and-answer session will be included in the program.
Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.