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"Great Chinese Language Books Giveaway" at Liliha Library April 26

In celebration of the tremendous success and growth of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) Chinese language book collection, the Friends of Liliha Public Library will conduct “The Great Chinese Language Books Giveaway” at Liliha Public Library on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. 
 
In this “first-ever” event, all Chinese language books will be available free of charge. The free gift items include donations and popular books which were replaced with newer editions, as well as books removed from the collection to make room for newer items.  In the past, the Friends’ group conducted small booksales twice a year. 
  
The resurgence of the HSPLS Chinese language books collection began 17 years ago in April 1997 when the Library received $4,500 in donations.  At that time, the Library’s collection consisted of less than 200 items located on four shelves. 
 

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Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day at Hawaii State Library April 26

Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day at Hawaii State Library April 26

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the Hawaii State Library invites inventors and interested individuals to attend “Intellectual Property Day @ the Hawaii State Library” on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Two free informational programs will be offered:

•             11 a.m. to noon – “How to Patent Your Invention.”  Seth M. Reiss and Tracey L. Ohta, attorneys who specialize in intellectual property rights for their respective Honolulu law firms, will explain how to patent an invention and offer free advice and helpful guidelines to navigate the patent application system.

•             12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – “How to Pitch Your Invention.”  Award – winning inventor and entrepreneur Ken Berkun will demonstrate how to pitch an invention to potential investors to fund.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Takes On Gershwin and Beethoven In April 26-27 Concerts

 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Takes On Gershwin and Beethoven In April 26-27 Concerts

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Sara Davis Buechner and conductor Maximiano Valdés back to the Islands for a program of Gershwin, Beethoven and Ravel on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. This will be the third program in the HSO’s Spring 2014 Halekulani Masterworks Series.

Buechner, who may well hold the world title for having the most piano concertos in her repertoire (more than 100!) and is noted for her interpretations of American and jazz-influenced works, will perform George Gershwin’s Concerto in F. More of a traditional, although jazzy, piano concerto than his earlier Rhapsody in Blue, which was actually orchestrated by fellow composer Ferde Grofé, the Concerto in F showcases Gershwin’s own mastery of orchestration.

Nominees Sought for 2014 Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame

Nominees Sought for 2014 Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame

The Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame will induct its new class of distinguished waterman legends this summer and the public is invited to nominate worthy candidates for consideration.

The Hall of Fame nomination packet and submittal instructions are available at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation’s (ODKF) website, www.DukeFoundation.org. There is no fee required. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, but need to be submitted by May 30 for 2014 consideration.

With support from respected watermen in the community, ODKF established the Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame four years ago to honor the accomplishments of Hawai‘i’s legendary watermen and waterwomen. The criterion for induction is:

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Outrigger Enterprises Group Drives 86% More Mobile Bookings with Website Optimized by Mobify

Outrigger Enterprises Group Drives 86% More Mobile Bookings with Website Optimized by Mobify

Customers ready to book their next stay in paradise will find decision-making and booking easier than ever by using the new Outrigger Hotels and Resorts smartphone-optimized website powered by Mobify. The mobile website provides up-to-date property information, packages and special offers for 35 Outrigger properties across Asia-Pacific, Oceania and the Indian Ocean, and allows Outrigger’s mobile customers, who represent nearly 30 percent of total website viewers, the ability to make hotel reservations with ease.

 

American Red Cross: Pet First Aid Training

American Red Cross: Pet First Aid Training

Cat & Dog First Aid: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in dogs or cats.  Gain confidence to response to pet emergencies by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR. Included with this course is your choice of either 1 cat or 1 dog participant manual. Cost: $70

 

FULL COURSE:

May 12 [9am-12:30pm]

 

American Red Cross: BabySitter Training

Babysitter’s Training – Prepare youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants.  Youth develop leadership skills; develop a babysitting business, learn how to help children behave and keep them safe. Learn basic child care and basic first aid.

Cost: $85

FULL COURSE:

            May 24 [9:00am- 5:00pm]