Slack-key guitarist John Keawe performs today at Molokai Public Library

A video of one of the songs from John Keawe’s performance on Wednesday can be viewed here.

In honor of National Library Week, April 8-14, the Hawaii State Public Library System will host free programs through the month of April.

John Keawe performs today at Molokai Public Library, 3 p.m.

The HSPL helps level the playing field by making both print and digital information available and accessible to everyone statewide — from keiki to kupuna. The state libraries provide a variety of free services such as Internet access with a valid library card, wi-fi, downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and e-music; performances, programs, displays, and exhibits for all ages; Toddler and Preschool Storytimes, 24/7 remote access to online databases and our Public Access Catalog, and much more.

Among the featured performers this month award-winning slack key guitarists John Keawe and Jeff Peterson, Balinese music and dance performers I. Made Widana and Anna Reynolds, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble.

John Keawe performs today at Molokai Public Library at 3 p.m.

Keawe is known for his work, “A Tribute to Slack Key.” Keawe, a self-taught slack-key guitarist, is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music Awards recipient and a contributing artist on Hawaii’s first Grammy winner, “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2” (2005).

Keawe will offer a tribute to the slack key style and include selections from the music of Raymond Kane, Leonard Quan, and others, in addition to presenting his original compositions at seven selected Big Island, Maui and Molokai libraries.

This will be the only special performance at Molokai Public Library this month. Visit for a complete listing of National Library Week programs or call your local library to find out what programs will be offered.


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