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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

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’

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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Petals and Blood supports children in South Africa

GavinHarrison: ‘What I’m endeavoring to point to in the book is the Fundamental Ground where there is no division in a world that is so divided’

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‘A Pocket Guide to Hawaii’s Birds and Their Habitats’

MEDIA RELEASE A Pocket Guide to Hawaii’s Birds has been Hawaii’s best-selling, must-have guide book for birders since its first release in 1996. It is now being re-released as a new edition complete with more than 340 new photographs. One-hundred and fifty-six species are illustrated — from the Koloa (Hawaiian Duck) to the Elepaio, to […]

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Hawaii’s public libraries seek patrons’ feedback

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) wants your opinions!  The 2013 HSPLS Customer Satisfaction Survey will be conducted to obtain feedback from library users about our collections and services from June 17 through July 31 on www.librarieshawaii.org. This survey will help HSPLS identify areas where it can improve its services and better […]

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HSPLS summer reading programs

MEDIA RELEASE Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2013 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted through July 6. Contact your local public library for starting dates and guidelines for the free five-week programs. Participants who visit their local library and read at least one […]

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Libraries to consolidate patron database (June 3)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) patron database will undergo a purge of inactive accounts Monday, June 3. Removing these accounts will provide an updated, more accurate database for our business and management uses. Inactive accounts are accounts with expired library cards and: * No borrowed library material in the past five […]

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Kealakekua summer reading program (June 3-July 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kealakekua Public Library sponsors its summer reading program “Dig Into Reading” from June 3 to July 6 with special free events lined up for June. There will be craft and special programs for all ages, with prizes for reading books. Kids can enter to win a $20 Dairy Queen gift card, teens […]

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Author event to raise funds for HIHS (June 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Helene Sola-Grieg, a registered nurse, clinical nursing instructor, and animal lover has written and published her first children’s book, Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo. “My book was inspired by my love of animals and children,” Sola said. “I feel that caring for children and animals and teaching the next generation are […]

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Libraries will observe Memorial Day holiday

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Memorial Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. The following libraries will be open on these days: * Thursday, May 23 – Kealakekua Public Library (323-7585) * Friday, May 24 – Aiea Public Library (483-7333), Hawaii Kai Public Library (397-5833), […]

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The exciting escapades of catching a Jack P. Russell

MEDIA RELEASE When this adventurous pup slips away, Kayla and her grandfather won’t give up the search in a new book by a Big Island author. “A timeless story has the power to captivate the heart of both young and old. Taking a tale, no pun intended, and turning it into a teachable moment is […]

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