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Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in June

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in June

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 June include:

•             Lobby exhibit for June: “Unseen Treasures of the Hawaii State Library”

Sew a Lei for Memorial Day

Sew a Lei for Memorial Day

Information courtesy: Mayor Kirk Caldwell's office:

 

“TWO: THE STORY OF ROMAN AND NYRO” TO SCREEN AT HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL.

 

(Honolulu, HI) – One of the most eagerly awaited films of the year will have its Canadian Premiere this month at the 23rd Annual InsideOut Film Festival. Directed by Heather Winters, TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro, documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. 

"Gay marriage opponents need to come up with a better argument than procreation,” states Child. “Gay people are NOT infertile... we actually can procreate... and our children deserve married parents. End of discussion, America.” 

 “We're just living our lives day by day, and we have the same ups and downs like any other family,” says Shaw. “Love is love.... and love makes a family. This is our story.”

Island Oasis launches Atherton debut for bellydancing

Island Oasis launches Atherton debut for bellydancing

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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Consolidate Patron Database on June 3

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Consolidate Patron Database on June 3

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) patron database will undergo a purge of inactive accounts on Monday, June 3.  Removing these accounts will provide an updated, more accurate database for our business and management uses. Inactive accounts are accounts with expired library cards and:

  • No borrowed library material in the past five (5) years and
  • No outstanding items, charges or fees; and/or
  • Whose card holders are former residents who have relocated from Hawaii

The record of a patron who has not borrowed library material in the past five (5) years or more may be purged.  Patrons who visit their local library, present their library card, and discover that their record has been purged can reactivate their card, free-of-charge, by completing a new library card application form and presenting it with their card and valid identification.  The database clean-up procedure will not affect currently active library patrons.

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Memorial Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed Saturday through Monday, May 25 – 27. 

The following libraries will be open on these days: 

  • May 23 (Thursday) – Kealakekua Public Library (telephone: 323-7585)
  • May 24 (Friday) – Aiea Public Library (telephone: 483-7333), Hawaii Kai Public Library (telephone: 397-5833), Liliha Public Library (telephone: 587-7577), Makawao Public Library (telephone: 573-8785)

For public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org, like us at www.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, follow us on www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov, or call your local library.