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Oahu Public Libraries Hosting Halloween Programs in October

Oahu Public Libraries Hosting Halloween Programs in October

With Halloween just around the corner, the following Oahu public libraries are scheduled to host free Halloween programs and events; children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:

•             Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library Children’s Section – “Eek! Ghostly Ghastly Stories” with Chicago storyteller Anne Shimojima featuring skeletons, spooks, creatures, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library and appropriate for children ages 7 and older. Call 233-5676.   

Canadian Storyteller and Bento Rakugo Featured Performers at Selected Libraries Statewide

Canadian Storyteller and Bento Rakugo Featured Performers at Selected Libraries Statewide

Canadian storyteller Anne Glover and Bento Rakugo, a dynamic storytelling troupe that adds a modern twist to Japanese comedy, will be the featured artists at selected public libraries statewide during the months of October and November in celebration of the 2013 HSPLS Fall Programs for Youth and Teen Read Week (October 13-19).                                                                                                                

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

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:

Hawaii State Library Offers October Centennial Anniversary Events

Hawaii State Library Offers October Centennial Anniversary Events

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) will continue 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 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 (EAR), the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Upcoming highlights for October include:

•             Lobby exhibit for October – “Remember When: Yearbooks and Memories at the Hawaii State Library”

History of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Display at Honolulu Hale

- Hawaii’s top visitor attraction commemorates first 50 years - 

What: Polynesian Cultural Center 50th Anniversary 
Historical Photo Exhibit

When: September 24 – October 10, 2013
             Monday – Friday
             8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Honolulu Hale Courtyard
              530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii

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.