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Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

As Tropical Storm Ana approaches our Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all Big Island public libraries will be closed on Friday, October 17, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

In addition, programs at all libraries on all islands scheduled for Saturday, October 18 have been cancelled including:        

•             “Make Your Own Apron Craft Workshop” featuring the Lei Ilima Club at Aina Haina Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. 

•             “Spooky Hawaii Tales” featuring storyteller Dann Seki at McCully-Moiliili Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

HONOLULU Fashion Week Announces Final Event Lineup

HONOLULU Fashion Week, a first-of-its-kind fashion event highlighting local and national design talent will hit Honolulu next month. Presented by HONOLULU Magazine, the weekend of events from November 6 – 9 announces the final designer lineup along with supporting sponsors. More than 30 designers and a diverse group of New York-based industry experts will come together for this premier event to showcase Hawaii’s unique fashion talents.

“Fashion has been a part of the Hawaiian culture for years. Our rich heritage has influenced not only the designers that reside in the islands but also those designs seen on international runways this past spring,” explains Alyson Helwagen, HONOLULU Magazine publisher. “We couldn’t be happier to champion our influence on the industry with this event that would not be possible without our many partners and sponsors, who are helping to catapult Hawaii’s own fashion industry into an international spotlight.”

Hear Authentic Japanese Music Concert at Hawaii State Library on October 18

Hear Authentic Japanese Music Concert at Hawaii State Library on October 18

“Music of Japan,” a free concert at the Hawaii State Library, will be presented on Saturday, October 18 at noon in the Lobby.                              

Musicians Darin Miyashiro on koto and David Amann on shakuhachi will perform solos and duets of koto and shakuhachi music.                        

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. 

Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

 “The History of Huna and the Search for Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality” will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. This free program will be conducted in the First Floor Reading Room.

 Makana Risser Chai, author of two books on Hawaiian healing via spiritual and physical aspects of lomilomi and a soon-to-be published book on Huna, will lead a discussion on this topic.

Chai is also an attorney and founder of a small Silicon Valley training company, and has conducted research on Hawaiian history and culture as a consultant for the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, and as an aide to Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo.  In addition, Chai is a certified practitioner of Auntie Margaret Machado’s school of lomilomi and is a member of the board of the Hawaiian Historical Society.     

Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teen readers are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Big Library Read program between October 13 to 28.  Teen readers will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, “Anatomy of a Misfit" by Andrea Portes by visiting our website at www.librarieshawaii.org

“Anatomy of a Misfit" is an emotionally resonant story that Publishers Weekly calls “instantly endearing” with a “highly memorable heroine” and voice.  This new book was just released last month, so participants will be among the first to read it.

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”

Audiovisual Sale at Kalihi-Palama Library Coming October 6-8

Audiovisual Sale at Kalihi-Palama Library Coming October 6-8

An Audiovisual Sale will be conducted by the Friends of Kalihi-Palama Library from October 6 to 8 at the Kalihi-Palama Public Library Auditorium.

Gently-used audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs will be on sale at bargain prices.  Come early for the best selections.  Sale proceeds will benefit the Kalihi-Palama Public Library. 

Sale hours are:

•             October 6 (Monday) from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

•             October 7 (Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•             October 8 (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kalihi-Palama Public Library is located at 1325 Kalihi Street.  For more information, please call the Library at 832-3466.