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HSPLS 2013 Manager and Team of the Year Selected

HSPLS 2013 Manager and Team of the Year Selected

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is proud to announce Susan Nakata, Director of the Library Development Services Section (LDSS) as our 2013 Manager of the Year and the Telephone Reference & Information Unit (HSL-TRIN) at the Hawaii State Library as our Team of the Year Award winners for 2013.                                                                                       

'Mighty Mo' Says Huan Ying (歡迎 Welcome) to Chinese Visitors

New Specialized Communication Tools Introduced for Chinese-Language Speaking Guests 

The USS Missouri Memorial Association announces the introduction of three new specialized communication tools for use by Chinese-speaking visitors.
Chinese visitors to the Battleship Missouri Memorial nearly tripled from 2011 to 2012, and that the upward trend is continuing in 2013 fueled by the increased numbers of visitors and direct flights coming from cities in China and Taiwan.

Attend Copyright, Patent and Trademark Seminar at Hawaii State Library

Attend Copyright, Patent and Trademark Seminar at Hawaii State Library

In celebration of the Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Anniversary,   “Intellectual Property Rights and Early Hawaii Patents,” a free seminar for artists, authors, entrepreneurs, inventors, and songwriters, will be offered at the Hawaii State Library on Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.   

Seth M. Reiss and Tracey L. Ohta, attorneys who specialize in intellectual property rights for their respective Honolulu law firms, will conduct this seminar for adults, and provide an introduction to the various forms of intellectual property including copyrights, patents, and trademarks.  Reiss and Ohta will discuss topics including intellectual property rights, online registration tools for federal protection, and early Hawaii patents and trademark

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

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company launches mascot catchphrase social media challenge

HONOLULU – Since 1911, the inspiration for First Insurance’s symbol has been the Royal Poinciana tree, whose orange blossoms and broad, leafy branches provide coverage throughout Hawaii.

Taking after its namesake, our mascot Poincy is all about “covering” the people of Hawaii. While Poincy is every inch the action-oriented mascot, he’s a little shy when it comes to proclaiming his powers of strength and kindness. Now you can be the one to give Poincy his very own catchphrase. As part of our Mascot Catchphrase Challenge, First Insurance invites you to pen your best Poincy catchphrase for a chance to win $250 worth of free gas.

Here’s how to participate:

Lili`uokalani's Legacies Library Tour Starts Sept. 15 and Adds Another Library

Lili`uokalani's Legacies Library Tour Starts Sept. 15 and Adds Another Library

“He Lei, He Aloha,” the free library program tour celebrating the enduring legacies of Queen Lili‘uokalani announced last month, kicks off this Sunday, September 15 at Pearl City Public Library at 3 p.m.  The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), presenter of the statewide tour which runs through February 13, 2014, announces the addition of another Oahu library to the program schedule: Waianae Public Library on October 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

Young Readers - Join the Big Library Read Event September 16-30

Young Readers - Join the Big Library Read Event September 16-30

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) invites young readers to participate in the Big Library Read program from September 16-30.  Young readers will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, "Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" by Jane O'Connor by visiting our website at www.librarieshawaii.org

Big Library Read is an international program that provides libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club.  Interested patrons will be able borrow Book 1 in the Nancy Clancy series using a valid HSPLS library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds.  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees!

Hawaii Theatre presents Lisa Matsumoto's I WISH...Wishing Tales from Around the World

Hawaii Theatre presents Lisa Matsumoto's I WISH...Wishing Tales from Around the World

Hawaii Theatre Center’s OHANA! Series and ‘O̅hi‘a Productions’ Educational Touring Program team up to bring the excitement of live theatre to young audiences and their families with Lisa Matsumoto’s

I Wish…Wishing Tales from Around the World, a production last seen by Honolulu audiences in 1995.