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Post Road Library hosting Moana screening, hula party
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Any families staying home for spring break will have two chances to experience Polynesian culture at the Post Road Library.

Disney fans of all ages can attend a screening of “Moana” on Wednesday, April 5 at 1:15 p.m., and families are invited to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy during the movie.

The library’s Polynesian Hula Party will be held Sunday, April 9 and 1:45 p.m. as part of the Forsyth County Public Library’s One World Forsyth cultural programming series.

The series is designed to expose patrons to a variety of cultures around the world through music, cuisine, dance, theater and storytelling, said Laura Bradley, programming manager for the four-branch library system.

“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,” Bradley said.

The performance is meant to teach patrons about the movements and stories told through dance in the Hawaiian, Samoan and Tahitian traditions before they will have the chance to try a few hula moves of their own.

After the dance demonstration, attendees can sample Polynesian treats, and children can make Polynesian-themed crafts.

Both events are free and no registration is required, but space is limited so patrons are asked to arrive early.

For more information on this program or on other events at library branches throughout spring break, visit forsythpl.org.