The school year 2013-2014 is already in full swing but the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will continue with its slew of programs.
This Saturday, JKPL will have as special guest Nicole Schafer of the Coastal Resources Management, according to Children’s Library associate Erlinda Naputi.
Schafer, who is the CRI Education and Outreach Coordinator at CRM, will be reading a book called This is the Sea that Feeds Us in the Children’s Library’s Read-Aloud segment
Like previous weeks, participating kids will also have bead-making and mwar-making lessons, depending on the availability of materials.
The cultural activities at the library runs from 12pm to 2pm every Saturday, in partnership with the CNMI Humanities Motheread Program through a Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Community Service Block Grant.
Naputi also reminded everyone interested in signing up for JKPL’s ukulele class that classes will start on Sept. 12, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Classes will be held every Thursday thereafter from 4:30pm to 5:30 until Oct. 31.
The ukulele class will be conducted by Larry Lee and costs $50. It is open to children 8 years or older and adults and encompasses eight hours.
Students who passed the second level of Lee’s previous ukulele class will be able to register for the intermediate class, while new students or those who want to refresh their ukulele skills can register for the beginners’ class.
Naputi said the ukulele class’ minimum enrollment is 15 students but it can accommodate as much as 40 students. Registration is on a first-come, first-paid basis and deadline is on Sept. 11.
Students must provide their own ukuleles and a folder to hold music sheets (plastic sheet protectors and a three-ring binder are recommended). Those without instruments can also borrow one from the library, free of charge.
Parents and guardians must also fill a liability waiver form on behalf of their participating children and must adhere with public library policies and procedures.
For more information about JKPL’s cultural activities every Saturday and the 2013 summer ukulele class, visit the CNMI’s state library on Saipan during its regular hours, Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4 pm. The library is closed on Sunday, Monday, and holidays. Call the library at 235-7316 or 7322 or visit its website at www.cnmilibrary.com.