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Peek’s novel wins national indie publishers award

MEDIA RELEASE The Independent Book Publishers Association (IPBA) — the largest not-for-profit trade group in the U.S. book industry — recognizes excellence and innovation in independent publishing with its annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, named in honor of America’s most cherished publisher/printer. IBPA named ‘Daughters of Fire,’ written by Tom Peek of Volcano and published by […]

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Celebrate ‘Free Comic Book Day’ (May 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Sixteen libraries will offer readers free comic books on Saturday, May 4 in celebration of the 12th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day. Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System card will receive a special free comic book, while supplies last. Participating libraries’ local Friends groups, Jelly’s the Original, and […]

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Libraries to observe Good Friday, Easter holidays

MEDIA RELEASE All public libraries will be closed Friday, March 29 in observance of the Good Friday 2013 Holiday and Sunday, March 31 for Easter. Twenty-two libraries will be open Saturday, March 30: Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii State Library, Kailua Public Library, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Kapolei Public Library, Manoa Public Library, McCully-Moiliili […]

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National Library Week 2013: Communities Matter

MEDIA RELEASE In celebration of National Library Week 2013 (April 14 – 20), Hawaii’s public libraries will offer an array of free culturally-enriching programs featuring noted storytellers and performing artists through the month. National Library Week is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Communities Matter at your Library” is […]

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Public libraries observe Presidents Day (Feb. 18)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Presidents Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 18. — Find out more: www.librarieshawaii.org

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HSPLS website back up and online

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website is now up and running after being offline since yesterday due to technical difficulties. The System’s Electronic Support Services Section staff has restored the domain name and all connections, functions and operations are running normally. “We would like to thank our library patrons and the […]

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‘The Hawaiian Tattoo’ available in Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE The traditional Hawaiian art of “kakau” (tattooing) all but disappeared in the 1800’s, under missionary influence. However, thanks to writers and artists like P.F. ‘Ski’ Kwiatkowski and Tom Oo Mehau, their imagery and legacy have been preserved for future generations. Kwiatkowski first self-published “The Hawaiian Tattoo” in 1996. The new edition, by Mutual […]

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Libraries to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday

MEDIA RELEASE All public libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday. Twelve libraries will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 22: * Aina Haina Public Library * Hanapepe Public Library (Kauai) * Hilo Public Library (Big Island) * Kahului Public Library (Maui) * Kailua-Kona Public Library (Big […]

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Children’s book features Big Island

* Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Kii written and illustrated by Roy Chang Finally, an action-adventure chapter book for Hawaii’s kids ages 9 and up. Complete with more than 60 manga-style illustrations, featuring two female main characters, the story takes readers on an imaginative, adventurous ride on the Island of Hawaii. Cacy […]

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Holiday season hours for public libraries

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, all public libraries will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. On Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31), all libraries will close at 5 p.m. Pahala Public & School Library will adjust its […]

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Peek to sign books in Volcano (Nov. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island author and writing teacher Tom Peek captures the deeper beauty and hidden turmoil of today’s Hawaii in his debut novel Daughters of Fire, a riveting tale of romance, intrigue, myth and murder set amid the cultural tensions of America’s 50th state. Novelist and TV personality Arthur Rosenfeld describes Daughters of Fire […]

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HSPLS receives first Hawaii Excellence in Technology Award

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System has earned the first State of Hawaii Excellence in Technology Award in the category of Improving State Operations. State Chief Information Officer Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, and a panel of IT experts bestowed the honor on HSPLS Chief Technology Officer Paola Saibene and her Electronic Services Support Section […]

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Public libraries closed General Election Day (Nov. 6)

MEDIA RELEASE All public libraries will be closed in observance of General Election Day 2012 on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

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Free Internet now available in every public library

MEDIA RELEASE Thanks to a $582,000 Opportunity Online hardware grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and an additional local match of $388,000, Hawaii’s public libraries are now able to provide free, high-quality access to computer workstations at every library branch in the state. The matching funds were provided by the Friends of the […]

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