Ten schoolchildren took part in a beading class taught by Christiana T. Mendiola last Saturday at the Joeten Kiyu Public Library.
Children’s Library associate Erlinda Naputi said the participants learned how to do a simple keychain during the course of the arts and crafts portion of JKPL’s whole-day cultural activities.
The Saturday beadwork actually was a continuation of the previous week’s activities, which involved the making of bracelets and keychains out of beads.
“Children who didn’t finish their beadwork previous was able to finish up their work on Aug. 24 while newcomers were welcomed,” said Naputi.
The previous Saturday, Aug. 17, more than 20 children took part in the cultural activities and were given a rare treat as local author and cultural preservationist Lino Olopai took center stage in the Read-Aloud portion of the program.
The cultural activities at the JKPL runs from 12pm to 2pm every Saturday.
It is made possible in partnership with the CNMI Humanities Motheread Program through a Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Community Service Block Grant. All programs are free of charge.