Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Library to Wrap Up Spring Break with Polynesian Hula Event

Families enjoying a staycation at home during spring break will have two opportunities to experience Polynesian culture at the Post Road Library.

Disney fans of all ages are invited to attend a screening of Moana on Wednesday, April 5 at 1:15 p.m. The film is rated PG and families are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy during the movie.

Then, return to the library on Sunday, April 9 at 1:45 p.m. for a Polynesian Hula Party. The event is part of the library’s One World Forsyth cultural programming series sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates. The series is designed to expose patrons to a variety of cultures around the world through music, cuisine, dance, theater, and storytelling.

Image Credit: Atlanta Hula Dance

For this study of Polynesia, a loose group of 1,000 islands located in the central and southern Pacific Ocean, professionals from Atlanta Hula Dance will demonstrate several styles of Polynesian dance accompanied by traditional percussion instruments.

The performance is expected to teach patrons about the movements and the stories told through dance in the Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tahitian traditions. Then, patrons can try a few hula moves of their own.

Following the interactive dance demonstration, patrons can sample Polynesian treats and children can make Polynesian-themed crafts.

The movie screening and the Polynesian Hula Party are both free. No registration is required to attend; however, space is limited. Please arrive early.

For more information on these events or other programs at library branches throughout Spring Break, please visit www.forsythpl.org.