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N. Kohala Library to offer Boyd history talks

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present a series of three “talk story” sessions on Hawai’i’s history with North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond, in August, September, and October.

Each hourlong presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The first session on Monday, Aug. 25, will focus on “The Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1870s and 1970s.” In the second presentation on Monday, Sept. 29, Bond will discuss “Horses and Horsemanship in the Islands.” For the final program on Monday, Oct. 27, Bond will give a “Broad History of Waimea.”

Boyd Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as the sixth generation in a sugar plantation family. He grew up living on plantations throughout the state.

Bond earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a master’s degree in education.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Contact the library three weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.