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Hilo Public Library calendar of events for September 2018

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720 | (808) 933-8890

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A team including National Park Service Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback log earthquake damage and assess stability along Crater Rim Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park making progress with repairs to reopen on September 22, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

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Public schools and Dept of Education offices to resume Monday (Aug 27)

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) public schools and offices statewide will resume normal operations tomorrow, Aug. 27, with the exception of four schools in Lahaina that will be closed for students. The Department continues to work with county, state and federal emergency management agencies to assess campuses and offices for impacts from the storm. […]

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Public and charter schools working to reopen on Monday (Aug 27)

HIDOE will provide another update about school closures by 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 26. After-school programming and activities including interscholastic athletics will also resume on Monday. HIDOE staff who are helping to operate public shelters at schools will conduct formal walk-throughs of facilities to ensure safety and readiness for students and staff.

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All public schools and Dept of Education offices to close Thursday and Friday statewide

Hawaii public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. “The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority as we prepare to weather this storm,” said Deputy Superintendent Phyllis Unebasami. “The statewide […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit closed due to Hurricane Lane

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Wed., Aug. 22 and Thurs., Aug. 23, due to Hurricane Lane. All programs are canceled. At this time, Hurricane Lane is headed towards the Hawaiian Islands according to the National Weather Service (NWS), and a Hurricane Warning is in effect for most of Hawai‘i […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park plans to reopen in September

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announced Tuesday (Aug 21) its goal to reopen parts of the park by September 22 – National Public Lands Day. Exact details of what will be open are pending, but visitors should expect limited hours and services and only some areas in the park will be open.

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Libraries in Hawaii and Maui counties close due to Hurricane Lane on Wednesday (Aug 22)

Hilo Public Library and all Hawaii Island, Maui, Lanai and Molokai public libraries will be closed on Wednesday, August 22 in anticipation of the potential threat of Hurricane Lane. All library programs statewide scheduled from Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26 are canceled. For more information, please visit the Hawaii State Public Library System’s […]

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Many schools on Hawaii Island and Maui are closed Wed (Aug 22) due to Hurricane Lane

All public and charter schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices on Hawaii Island and in Maui County will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 22, until further notice, in anticipation of dangerous storm conditions from Hurricane Lane. With emergency officials upgrading the severity of the storm’s impact to Hawaii Island and Maui County to […]

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A new species of the brown alga Sporochnus from 96 m (315 ft) depth at Lisianski, Northwestern Hawaii.

New limu species revealed in Hawaii’s deep waters

A new study on Hawaiian limu reveals that some are only found in deep, dimly lit waters. Limu, or algae, are photosynthetic protists with a myriad of uses, from food and food additives to cosmetics, paints, toothpaste, and biofuels.

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Na Pali Coast stamp to be dedicated at Hanalei Post Office on August 16, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the issuance of a Forever stamp depicting Kauai’s iconic Na Pali coast at a special event at 10:45 a.m. on August 16 at the Hanalei Post Office, located at 5-5226 Kuhio Highway. This is the first-ever stamp dedication event held on the Garden Isle.

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Scene from the film: Kumu Hula Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo by Annie Sullivan.

Film ‘Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree’ to air statewide in August and September

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the release of “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree,” a new half-hour documentary on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, the disease that is killing ʻōhiʻa lehua, Hawaii’s most widespread and important native tree.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

UH-Hilo awarded over $197K for a study on the impact of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death on animals

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo was awarded a grant of $197,056 by the National Science Foundation Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) to study the effect of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) on animal communities in Hawai‘i. The project, entitled “RAPID: Cascading effects of rapid and widespread mortality of a foundation tree species on animal […]

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Unveiling of the mural: Harbors District Manager for Hawaii Island, Jeff Hood; Dustin Dawson, International Field Representative – Hawaii ILWU; Senator Lorraine Inouye; Deputy Director for Harbors, Darrell Young. “Legacy of solidarity” by Solomon Enos and Kai Kaulukukui

Mural commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre unveiled at Hilo Harbor

The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division unveiled a mural today in the Hilo Harbor cruise passenger terminal commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre; one of Hawaii’s earliest labor disputes.

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