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Xerox Hawaii Replants Vegetable Garden at IHS Shelter

Xerox Hawaii Replants Vegetable Garden at IHS Shelter

More than two dozen Xerox Hawaii employees and their families spent their Saturday morning mixing soil and planting vegetable seedlings to replenish The Institute for Human Services, Inc.’ vertical garden at its women and children shelter in Iwilei.  Xerox Hawaii donated $2,500 to cover the cost of planting materials, and provided a team of volunteers to do the actual plantings.

“The Institute for Human Services, Inc. provides such crucial services to thousands of people in need each year,” said Glenn Sexton, Vice President and General Manager for Xerox Hawaii.  “It’s important that businesses like Xerox provide as much support as possible to ensure IHS can continue to fulfill the growing need for food, shelter, and social services for Hawaii’s homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.”

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Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Maui Preparatory Academy

Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili, Maui, is estimated to save more than $450,000 over the 20-year life of the photovoltaic (PV) system recently installed by Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS). The solar PV project was funded by parents of a Maui Prep student.

“The savings Maui Prep will see with the PV system is just one part of the picture. We also are educating our students about the environment and showing them one example of how we can work together for a more sustainable Hawaii,” explained George Baker, headmaster at Maui Prep.

“We are very pleased to help Maui Prep with its effort to conserve energy and to help students learn about PV as a renewable energy option,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS.“

The PV system will prevent 220,223 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 11,236 gallons of gasoline or from 232 barrels of oil.

Learn How to Write a Children's Book at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 9

Learn How to Write a Children's Book at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 9

In celebration of the Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Anniversary, three local children’s book authors will present “So You Want to Write a Children’s Book?” at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Adult Reading Room (First Floor).  

Scott Goto, Sue Cowing, and Lynne Wikoff, all published members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Hawaii Chapter, will lead a free discussion program for adults on what you should know about writing for children.  The authors will share information about the craft and business of writing for children, and provide tips on how to polish your writing skills.  Learn how important it is to “hook” the reader by skillful use of plot, character, dialogue, setting and timing.

The Library’s Edna Allyn Room for Children, the Language, Literature and History Section, and the Hawaii Center for the Book are hosting this one-hour session.

Hawaii Meth Project Supporters March to Raise Awareness about Dangers of Meth in Chinatown Parade

Hawaii Meth Project Supporters March to Raise Awareness about Dangers of Meth in Chinatown Parade

On February 2, Hawaii Meth Project and 40 of their supporters took its prevention message, “Not Even Once,” to the streets by marching in the 2013 Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown.

At the event volunteers also passed out Hawaii Meth Project wristbands, stickers, and spread awareness about the dangers of Meth.

To make a donation or learn more about how to get involved, visit HawaiiMethProject.org, “LIKE” their Facebook page, and visit their website for teens, MethProject.org, which has the facts about Meth, and content that can be shared with friends and family.

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HSPLS Website is Up and Back Online

HSPLS Website is Up and Back Online

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website: www.librarieshawaii.org 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 general public for their  patience and understanding during this inconvenience and disruption of our online services,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “We have implemented changes to ensure that this will not happen again.”       

The HSPLS website, which receives approximately 4,000 visits per day, provides 24/7 access to the library system’s electronic resources and Public Access Catalog and provides free services including:  

City to hold second Ala Moana neighborhood transit-oriented development community workshop

City to hold second Ala Moana neighborhood transit-oriented development community workshop

The City Department of Planning and Permitting will host the second Ala Moana Neighborhood Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Community Workshop.

The workshop will be a venue for community members to comment on the appropriate scale and location of new housing, jobs and shopping choices near the station. Workshop participants will also discuss new ideas for improved bike lanes, improved sidewalks, gathering places, other enhancements for the area. Residents’ feedback from the two workshops will help to shape the emerging elements of the Ala Moana neighborhood plan. 

 

Where:

McKinley High School Cafeteria

1039 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96814

 

When:

HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website: www.librarieshawaii.org is temporarily down due to technical difficulties.  Our IT staff is currently working to restore the system’s domain name.  In the meantime, our patrons can call or visit their local library for assistance. 

The HSPLS website, which receives approximately 4,000 visits per day, provides 24/7 access to the library system’s electronic resources and Public Access Catalog.                                  

The following online services are currently available at an alternative web address: http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net