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Winging It! 4 - Sunday, July 21 - with the POW Jam Band - Gordon Biersch

Winging It! 4 - Sunday, July 21 - with the POW Jam Band - Gordon Biersch

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Hawaii's First Fashion Weekend Series, Honolulu Fashion Weekend, Announces Designers & Performers

Hawaii's First Fashion Weekend Series, Honolulu Fashion Weekend, Announces Designers & Performers

Information provided by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l:

[Honolulu, HI] Honolulu Fashion Weekend, Hawaii's first ever fashion series, kicks off June 27th, 2013 with three days of fashion aloha, featuring seven local fashion designers. Live performances from popular Hawaii-based musicians, artists, and dancers will allow for a intricately festive event, paying homage to the colorful arts community of Honolulu. Honolulu Fashion Weekend will benefit arts education for at-risk Hawaii youth via the pioneering efforts of Afterschool ART Hawaii (www.AfterschoolARTHawaii.org). Runway presentations proudly directed by local event producer Olotania Tokelaukaehau Alalamua.

See Taiko Master & Ensemble Perform at Five Oahu and Kauai Libraries

See Taiko Master & Ensemble Perform at Five Oahu and Kauai Libraries

The Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble will be featured performers for “Dig into Reading,” the 2013 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, at five selected public libraries on Oahu and Kauai from June 29 to July 13.  Admission is fre

Endo and his Taiko Ensemble will present “The Art of Taiko,” a lively lecture-demonstration on the art of performing with taiko (Japanese drums).  Endo, a composer, leader, and performer of contemporary taiko will introduce the various drums and percussion instruments of Japan that are used in traditional and contemporary music.  Ensemble members are internationally-based and have performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Japan.  This 45-minute event is recommended for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Experience “The Art of Taiko” with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble at these libraries:

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IMLS Awards Hawaii's Public Libraries $1.17 Million Grant

IMLS Awards Hawaii's Public Libraries $1.17 Million Grant

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a grant of $1.17 million to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS).  The IMLS distributes these funds annually through state library agencies nationwide, as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).  Each state, in turn, is tasked with meeting match and maintenance of effort requirements.

HSPLS uses the grant money to fund IT infrastructure, network and other technology costs, annual subscriptions to online databases, Microsoft IT Academy, PowerSpeak Languages and our newest eResource, Learn4Life.  The grant funding also pays for some eBook/eAudio/eMusic and Internet access costs.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Seek Patrons' Feedback - Take Customer Satisfaction Survey

Hawaii's Public Libraries Seek Patrons' Feedback - Take Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) wants your opinions!  The 2013 HSPLS Customer Satisfaction Survey will be conducted to obtain feedback from library users about our collections and services from June 17 through July 31.

This survey will help us identify areas where we can improve our services and better meet the needs of our communities.  The customer satisfaction survey will also gather responses concerning our online databases, e-Learning resources, eBooks/eAudio/eMusic collection, and Internet scheduling self-service system, which we need for our annual Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) report.

“Your feedback is very important to us,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and will be available online at www.librarieshawaii.org and in paper version at all 50 libraries statewide.” 

 

 

Kupu showcases environmental jobs to youth

Kupu showcases environmental jobs to youth

 

“Green” was the theme at today’s environmental job fair in Waikiki.

Sponsored by Kupu, a Hawai`i non-profit organization, more than 100 students explored career opportunities with 20 “green” companies.

“As the most isolated land mass in the world and a pretty significant population, we really have the responsibility to steward our resources wisely,” Kupu Executive Director John Leong said. “We have limited water, food [and] other resources so these industries just for life in Hawai`i are important. But they’re also growing, especially in renewable energy and sustainability areas. They’re huge growth areas.

Royal Hawaiian Band returns to Kapiolani Park Bandstand

Royal Hawaiian Band returns to Kapiolani Park Bandstand

Information provided by City and County of Honolulu:

Honolulu—Following a brief hiatus while the Kapiolani Park bandstand underwent repairs, the Royal Hawaiian Band has resumed its weekly Sunday concerts at the popular outdoor venue.

The public is invited to join the band for the free, hour-long concerts beginning every Sunday at 2 p.m. Limited free parking is available in the bandstand parking lot. Early arrival is advised.

For more information about the band and its concert schedule, please visitwww.rhb-music.com or call 922-5331.