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Libraries to observe Presidents Day (Feb. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Presidents Day 2015 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Feb. 12. Four libraries that are normally closed on Fridays will be open on Feb. 13: Aiea, Hawaii […]

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Roy Kodani: ‘The Sound of Hilo Rain’

MEDIA RELEASE Nurtured by showers swept in on the tradewinds, the town of Hilo is fertile ground for The Sound of Hilo Rain, a heartwarming Big Island memoir from native son Roy Kodani. Populated by the colorful characters of small-town Hawaii, Kodani’s collection of vignettes captures the joys and sorrows of coming of age in […]

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Hilo author releases mystery-filled new children’s books

MEDIA RELEASE Author Harry Char announces the nationwide release of his new children’s books, “The Case of the Broken Pipe” and “The Case of the Missing Bicycle: Second Edition.” In “The Case of the Broken Pipe,” a father’s favorite pipe is mysteriously broken, and his initial suspect is Penelope, his own daughter. She seeks the […]

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Kanno chosen as interim state librarian

MEDIA RELEASE State Librarian Richard Burns, who retired at the end of December after 30 years of state service including the last seven years as Hawaii’s State Librarian, has appointed Stacie Kanno, Public Libraries Branch Director, to serve as Interim State Librarian. She will serve until the Board of Education selects and announces a new […]

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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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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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