The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

It’s made up of hu­man con­structed wet­lands in the low­land ar­eas along the Hule’ia River, which are man­aged in phases to al­low for year-round nest­ing con­di­tions for the birds.

The tour is one of sev­eral talks and demon­stra­tions within Kauai’s wildlife refuges through­out the week in cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Wildlife Refuge Week, which ex­tends through Oct. 14.

On the docket for the rest of the week are block print demon­stra­tions and book sign­ings from artist and au­thor Caren Loebel-Fried, and a story swap ses­sion about his­tory and events within the refuge sys­tem.

Tours of the Daniel K. Inouye Ki­lauea Point Light­house are be­ing of­fered and on Satur­day, KPNWR is host­ing a free day at Ki­lauea Point — com­plete with booths, ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als, tem­po­rary tat­toos and ac­tiv­i­ties for keiki and adults. to be un­seen in pho­to­graphs.

“She vol­un­teers ev­ery week with the Friends of the Li­hue Li­brary,” Lar­son said. “Two days a week, she comes in and han­dles the in­com­ing books, sorts and cat­e­go­rizes them so we can have th­ese book sales. She does it all year long.”

Lani Kawa­hara, the Kapaa Pub­lic Li­brary branch man­ager, said the Friends of the Kapaa Pub­lic Li­brary will host its once-ayear an­nual book and bake sale this Satur­day and Sun­day as well.

Pre­sale for mem­bers of the Friends of the Kapaa Pub­lic Li­brary is Satur­day

Thurs­day was a chance for peo­ple to get into one of the wet­lands that’s set aside for the birds, Waipa said; it’s not usu­ally open to the pub­lic.

For Sor­rel Weiss, of Waipa, the ex­pe­ri­ence was a chance to get back to na­ture, as well.

“There are no peo­ple here and it’s quiet, about the na­ture,” Weiss said. “It’s cool to see what they’re do­ing out here. It’s such a beau­ti­ful and sa­cred place.”

To see the full cal­en­dar of events: ki­lauea_­point- from 9 to 10 a.m., and the pub­lic has an op­por­tu­nity to shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day.

“We have baked goods,” Kawa­hara said. “We’re un­pack­ing now. We have lots of Blu-ray movies, Hawai­iana, chil­dren’s books, and cook­books. There are al­ways a lot of ev­ery­thing, though.”

David Thorpe, Koloa Pub­lic and School Li­brary branch man­ager, said the Friends of Koloa Li­brary will be host­ing its used book sale on Oct. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koloa Li­brary. There will be CDs and DVDs, too.

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