Kihei Public Library will offer free programs for children and adults in May. All programs will be conducted in the children's area; children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:
* 6 p.m. Tuesday - "Google It: How to Search the Internet Using Google." Al Bayless, an Internet computer instructor at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia, will conduct this 90-minute class for adults who can learn the basics and some advanced methods of searching for text documents, pictures, videos and contents of books. Participants with laptops are encouraged to bring them to class; a valid Hawaii State Public Library System card is required to connect to the Internet. Pre-registration is required; seating is limited.
* 3 p.m. Wednesday - "Discovering the Classics with Papa Lopaka." School-age children are invited to join Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck) for a dramatic reading of the "Classics Illustrated" comic book of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" projected on a large screen. This one-hour program will include light snacks.
* 6:30 p.m. May 20 - "The Mikado." Join the Hawaii Opera Theatre Resident Studio Ensemble for an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," featuring three performers. Set in Japan, this satire on English mores of the time weaves two cultures seamlessly together with humorous lyrics and elaborate plot twists. The 45-minute presentation suitable for elementary-age students and older. A 15-minute question-and-answer session will follow the performance.
For more information or to register, call the library at 875-6833.