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Join the HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Local Library

Join the HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Local Library

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2013 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from June 2 through July 6.  Registration for the free five-week programs at public libraries begins on Tuesday, May 28.   Contact your local public library for starting dates and guidelines.

Participants who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a free weekly reading incentive, while supplies last.  In addition to reading, the programs will feature performances by outstanding storytellers and artists. Performance programs will be highlighted in the June issue of Holo I Mua, HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov.

Ala Moana Hotel Contest Celebrates the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Ala Moana Hotel Contest Celebrates the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

As the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Ala Moana Hotel will present its own prize envelope to three lucky people that correctly predict the winners of three Na Hoku award categories.  Kama‘aina and Pacific Business Connection members are invited to enter  for a chance to win a free two-night stay in a sleek one-bedroom, ocean-view suite at Ala Moana Hotel.

“Ala Moana Hotel is proud to be the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano awards,” said Marty Milan, Ala Moana Hotel’s director of sales and marketing. “To celebrate Hawaii’s biggest night in music, our island residents are encouraged to stop by and take a guess at who might bring home the gold for a chance to win a two-night stay here at Ala Moana Hotel.”

 

“And the Winner is…” 

Luce Foundation Partners With Linguists To Save Endangered Languages

Luce Foundation Partners With Linguists To Save Endangered Languages

THE WORLD - The world is experiencing an alarmingly accelerated rate of language extinction. It is predicted that at least fifty percent of languages will not survive this century. Every time a language disappears without documentation, we experience a monumental loss of scientific and human information.

In order to help stem this linguistic and cultural crisis, the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded $160,000 to the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences for research on endangered languages in China and mainland Southeast Asia for the Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat).

GEOBUNGA HOSTS FREE MOTHER’S DAY ORCHID WORKSHOP, MAY 11

GEOBUNGA HOSTS FREE MOTHER’S DAY ORCHID WORKSHOP, MAY 11

 

WHAT: 

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Geobunga will host a free Mother’s Day Orchid Workshop that will teach attendees how to transplant, split, prune and properly care for orchid plants. Geobunga will have hundreds of beautiful orchids available at farm-direct wholesale prices, starting as low as $5.  

 

WHEN/WHERE:                  

Saturday, May 11

·       9 a.m. at Geobunga Honolulu at 4299 Lawehana Street, Salt Lake (across from Target) and

·       2 p.m. at Geobunga Waimanalo Farm at 41-829 Kakaina St., Waimanalo

 

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Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in May

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in May

Hawaii State Library, the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System, is currently celebrating its Centennial Anniversary through December 2013.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913. An historical exhibit about the Hawaii State Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room, the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.

Upcoming highlights for May include:

Top 10 Reasons Not to Miss the Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii

Top 10 Reasons Not to Miss the Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii

There are dozens of reasons to attend the 8th annual Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival.  Here are our Top 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss this year’s festivities, coming to the grounds of the Honolulu Hale civic center on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013,

 

10      Browse and buy books from more than a dozen Hawaii publishers and independents at the new Publishers Village.

9         Enjoy ono eats at the Food Court while listening to acoustic ethnic music at the nearby Café Stage.

8         Take in two days of Main Stage performances by top hula halau (including three Merrie Monarch winners), Willow Chang and 12 exotic dance companies, and award-winning Hawaiian entertainers, including Amy Hanaiali‘i with Jeff Peterson; Starr Kalahiki; Kupaoa; and Henry Allen.

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts brings a grand production of Chinese dance and music to Honolulu on May 3-5. Shen Yun features 5,000 years of Chinese culture, nearly 100 top artists, 400 gorgeous costumes, and the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments. This is an exhilarating show you will never forget!

FROM THE LEGEND of the Yellow Emperor to the story of the Terracotta Army, from the mountains of Tibet to the banks of the Yangtze River … Shen Yun takes you on a magical journey through ancient dynasties and faraway lands. Immerse yourself in a world of sublime beauty and grace, and experience a China you’ve never known.

 See what critics are saying about Shen Yun, and why they rate it as the "Best Show": 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=068BF_xeIQs