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Retired police major releases first book

Silva recalls experience in ‘The Badge, The Balls and The Bull Sh-t’

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Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

Author completes trek of St. Olav’s Trail

Wilson also received St. Olav Cross, only the sixth time this medal has ever been awarded

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Hilo author’s book highlights value of reading

MEDIA RELEASE Harry Char’s new book demonstrates the seriousness of education through Carson’s character. Witness how a young kid is able to help “The Man Who Could Not Read.” The story is a lesson to young people on the value of reading. Nine-year-old Carson is not an enthusiastic student, but he is surprised to find […]

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Hilo doctor featured in ‘The Red-headed Hawaiian’

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s most prolific author (The Tattoo, The Queen of Tears, Bolohead Row, Mililani Mauka, Boi No Good) comes through again with a ground-breaking work: this time in the non-fiction memoir genre, to tell the story of his boyhood friend Rudy Puana. Rudy’s story, one of overcoming adversity in childhood and youth, delivers an […]

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Book shares Hilo history using rare, vintage images

MEDIA RELEASE The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Hilo from local author K.M. Valentine. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories from the second largest city in Hawaii. This pictorial history chronicles the history of Hilo and how it became the seat of government for the […]

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Libraries now offer four new services

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of the holiday season and in the spirit of giving, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) now offers free new services to our library patrons to enhance their computer learning experience, use an app to browse the online catalog, download eMagazines, and learn how to speak Hawaiian: HSPLS Mobile Netbook […]

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Kona Stories celebrates 7th anniversary (Nov. 30)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Stories book store in Keauhou Shopping Center is celebrating its 7th year in business as Kona’s local independently owned bookstore Nov. 30. The celebration will last all day with free dessert and sangria, free holiday photos with the Grinch 1-3 p.m. Kona Stories is owned by Joy Vogelgesang and Brenda McConnell. Both […]

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‘Up in the Hawaiian Sky’ illustrated by isle artist

MEDIA RELEASE BeachHouse announces a new board book for kids ages 0-3, written by Lavonne Leong and illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong. What happens when the rising sun invites you to come along, too? Journey up, up, up into the Hawaiian sky with the sun as your guide, meeting birds and bees, flying over treetops […]

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HSPLS 2013 award winners selected

HSPLS 2013 award winners selected

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has announced Susan Nakata, Director of the Library Development Services Section (LDSS) as the 2013 Manager of the Year and the Telephone Reference & Information Unit (HSL-TRIN) at the Hawaii State Library as the Team of the Year Award winners for 2013. Under Nakata’s exceptional leadership, […]

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Hilo author offers 'Hawaii’s New Best Local Desserts'

Hilo author offers ‘Hawaii’s New Best Local Desserts’

MEDIA RELEASE Back by popular demand, cookbook author Jean Watanabe Hee has collected 150 new mouth-watering, delectable desserts that have been passed on by friends and family, handed down from generation to generation, and shared at potlucks, picnics, and celebrations. This is her eighth book in the Hawaii’s Best series of cookbooks that have delighted […]

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HPA launches community book club (Oct. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club hosts its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.3, in the Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share. Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial […]

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Public libraries to observe Labor Day holiday

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Labor Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open Friday, Aug. 30: Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library. In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally […]

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