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Interim State Librarian Chosen; Assumes Position in 2015

Interim State Librarian Chosen; Assumes Position in 2015

State Librarian Richard Burns, who is retiring at the end of December 2014 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 to begin the New Year until the Board of Education selects and announces a new State Librarian.

Kanno has served as Public Libraries Branch Director since 2011, Branch Manager of Kapolei and Hawaii Kai Public Libraries, and in various other capacities with the Hawaii State Public Library System.  In 2008, Kanno was selected as the Public Librarian of the Year by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.   

 

 

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Seminar for Inventors and Businesses at New Aiea Library Jan. 28

Seminar for Inventors and Businesses at New Aiea Library Jan. 28

Inventors, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and the public are invited to attend a free seminar on patent and trademark searching at the new Aiea Public Library (99-374 Pohai Place) on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Program Room.   

The seminar - “Patent and Trademark Searching: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property” - presented by the Hawaii State Library, will feature presentations by Tom Turner and M. Neil Massong from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Va.; Len Higashi of the High Technology Development Corporation, Joseph Burns of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, and Jayna Uyehara of the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Hawaii State Library, and other generous donors are sponsoring this seminar.  

Jazz “Queen of Swing” Lenore Raphael Plays the Atherton Jan. 17

Jazz “Queen of Swing” Lenore Raphael Plays the Atherton Jan. 17

A Steinway Concert Jazz Artist and award-winning jazz composer and clinician, Lenore Raphael brings her swinging arrangements of standards from the Great American Songbook and a few of her originals to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, January 17. Raphael has been called “Queen of Swing” and “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream” by jazz writer John Gilbert (AllAboutJazz.com).  Many of the tunes she’ll be performing were recorded by great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.  She is accompanied at the Atherton by California-based guitarist Doug MacDonald.

Prudential Locations Announces Name Change Back to Locations

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest real estate firm, announced its intent to change its name back to Locations to reflect its rich history as a kamaaina company and commitment to customers. The new Locations will continue to operate as a multi-faceted real estate company, and will no longer be affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc.  The anticipated date for this change will take place on February 1, 2015.

 

“Changing our name back to Locations largely represents a transition of moving to our roots as an independent local company,” said Bill Chee, president and CEO of Locations. “We’re still the same real estate firm our clients and agents know and love – now with the best name in the business – and we’re enthusiastic about our ability to better deliver the innovative tools and exemplary customer service that we’re known for.”

 

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Full Moon Indigo Shibori Workshop at CHAI Studio

Full Moon Indigo Shibori Workshop at CHAI Studio

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing the fabric. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." As a new technique to the Indigo workshop series at CHAI Studio, guests will receive an empty wine bottle to wrap their blank scarf around for the Indigo dyeing process.

All materials will be provided for this workshop (cost is $24) where guests will enjoy pupus and beverages provided by CHAI Studio, learn new Indigo dye techniques and go home with a handmade, one-of-a-kind scarf.  Materials provided will include:

·       Blank scarf

·       Indigo dye

·       Gloves

Kaiser Permanente Presents January Senior Summit Seminars

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location.

TOPIC: STAY HEALTHY AND INJURY-FREE WHILE EXERCISING

Exercise is important to your health and wellbeing but injuries can cause severe pain and keep you from the activities you love. Give you body all the tools it needs to avoid injury. Learn how to stay active and injury-free.

Speakers: Machelle Lee, Program Manager, Silver&Fit American Specialty Health

Holiday Events at The Kahala Hotel & Resort Include Hawaiian Music Concert, New Year's Eve Fireworks

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is proud to kick off the 5th annual Mele Mei celebration of Hawaii music, dance and culture with a special holiday preview concert on December 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. The dinner show will feature multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artists Maunalua, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Natalie Ai Kamau‘u. Tickets are $70 and can be reserved by calling (808) 739-8760.

Following the concert at The Kahala, Mele Mei month kicks off in May with a host of events and performances by Hanohano Award-winning artists and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. From ukulele to steel guitar, traditional Hawaiian music to slack key, island reggae to rock and everything in between, Mele Mei will be a premier event for national and international participants and visitors. Other events will include Creative Lab workshops with the Hawaii International Film Festival and the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.