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Kona Stories April 2019 Book Clubs

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices of book clubs.  Groups meet monthly to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction.  Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5.00 donation is appreciated. Bring a pupu or beverage to share and come prepared to discuss the following books. […]

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The Naha and Pinao Stones fronting the Hilo Public Library. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Hilo Public Library April 2019 Events

Stop in for the semi-annual Book Sale. Proceeds will help support the Hilo Public Library. HPL Friends are people who value reading, books and libraries! They help the Hilo Public Library provide the best possible service to the community by supplying volunteer and financial assistance to the library.

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Local authors featured at Kona Stories Book Shop Tuesday (April 2)

Join local authors for the monthly Words and Wine Event 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, hosted by Kona Stories Book Shop. This event is free to the public and offers a chance for you to meet and greet some of Hawaii’s favorite authors and artists while you enjoy complimentary pupu and wine. April’s featured […]

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Kona book club meetings for March 2019

Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices for book clubs. Groups meet monthly to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction. Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5 donation is appreciated.

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Hawaii Writers Guild readings by authors on Wednesday (Oct 4)

The Hawaii Writers Guild will present an evening of original readings by local authors on Wednesday, October 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Thelma Parker Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy in Waimea.

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Free Comic Book Day at three Hawaii Island libraries Saturday (May 7)

The free Comic books are coming! The free Comic books are coming: “Avengers,” “Pokemon,” “Captain America,” “Grumpy Cat,” “SpongeBob” and “Strawberry Shortcake,” to name a few! The 15th annual Free Comic Book Day event will be celebrated at 22 selected public libraries statewide, including 3 Big Island branches, on Saturday, May 7.

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National Library Week begins March 28

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18), Hawaii’s public libraries will offer free educational and entertaining programs from March 28 through the month of April. National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. National […]

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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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