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Get your Gatsby glamour on and swing by the F. Scott speakeasy

Get your Gatsby glamour on and swing by the F. Scott speakeasy

Get your glad rags on and swing on into The F. Scott, Hawaii Theatre Center’s swanky speakeasy, coming to The ARTS at Marks Garage on Saturday, May 25 as part of An Evening of Gatsby Glamour, the Theatre’s 2013 gala benefit. 

Speakeasy guests will enjoy cocktails, suds and tasty nibbles as they listen to the funky jazz sounds of The Deadbeats. Then they join other gala guests at the Hawaii Theatre for live and silent auctions, cocktails and a lively evening of entertainment by Loretta Ables, Jimmy Borges, Starr Kalahiki and Tommy Yee. It’ll be the cat’s meow!

App for this year’s Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii

App for this year’s Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii

Information provided by Mele Pochereva Public Relations:

 

HONOLULU – As the Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii prepares to stage its 2013 edition on May 18 & 19, the festival’s new, free phone app is now available at iTunes, the GooglePlay app store and at HawaiiBookAndMusicFestival.org.

Available on Android and iOS devices, the app offers volumes of festival information, from performance schedules and author appearances to biographies and photos of each presenter and links to local book publishers.

“The new HBMF phone app complements the festival’s website, providing information related to all festival programming and content as well as additional media such as video clips, listening  to author interviews and other content not available on the website,” explained festival Executive Director Roger Jellinek. “You will be able to roam the whole festival at any time, before, during or after the event.”

Celebrate Hawaii State Library's 100th Birthday on May 18

Celebrate Hawaii State Library's 100th Birthday on May 18

Hawaii State Library, the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System, is currently celebrating its Centennial Anniversary and will present a Special Birthday Party on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Library, located at 478 South King Street, will kick off the party at 9:30 a.m. featuring a performance of Scottish bagpipes and dancers, in honor of millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who contributed $100,000 to build the new library which opened on February 1, 1913.  In addition, there will be Chinese Lion and Dragon Dances to ensure good fortune for the Library in the next 100 years.

HSPLS Continues Internet PC Reservations Upgrade: Hawaii State Library Starts Week of May 20

HSPLS Continues Internet PC Reservations Upgrade: Hawaii State Library Starts Week of May 20

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will perform an upgrade to its Smart Access Management (SAM) Internet reservation system in the Hawaii State Library beginning Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24.  The computers at the Hawaii State Library will be unavailable for reservations from this week through the completion of the upgrade at the Library.  Walk-up sessions may or may not be available, depending on the progress of the upgrade. 

SAM is a computer-based system that allows users to reserve and register for Internet sessions in HSPLS’s 50 public libraries; it helps HSPLS maximize the use of public Internet computers and ensures equal access for our patrons. 

Hawaii Meth Project Announces Winner of Special Meth Award in the HMSA’s Teen Video Contest

Hawaii Meth Project Announces Winner of Special Meth Award in the HMSA’s Teen Video Contest

Student from Kapaa High School Top Winner with “Goals” Video 

HONOLULU—May 9, 2013—Last night, at a Hollywood-themed red carpet event, the Hawaii Meth Project joined the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) to honor and congratulate Hawaii teens who participated in this year’s HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest, including Kaylee Silva from Kapaa High School, who won the special Hawaii Meth Project award. For the fourth year in a row, the Hawaii Meth Project has partnered with HMSA to increase awareness about the risks of methamphetamine by hosting a special award in the addiction prevention category within the Teen Video Awards Contest, honoring videos dealing specifically with meth.

Re-Stock your home library at Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, May 18 & 19

Re-Stock your home library at Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, May 18 & 19

Need to replenish the stack of books on your bed stand? Time to stock up on good reads for the summer?  Then plan to attend the 8th annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii on May 18 and 19 where you not only will enjoy two days packed with more than 150 FREE events and performances, but you also can update your home library at Bank of Hawaii’s popular Book Swap. 

Bring up to five gently used books to the festival’s Bank of Hawaii booth and swap them for up to five new or “previously viewed” books!  Hundreds of titles for adults and children will be available at the Book Swap, which will be open both days of the festival. The books that are collected will be donated to Hawaii Literacy where your tomes will find appreciative new homes.

Pan-Pacific festival announces two new locations for 2013 arts showcases

Pan-Pacific festival announces two new locations for 2013 arts showcases

HONOLULU – The 34th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival has announced two new locations to host its Performing Arts Showcases this year in June: Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage and Ala Moana Centertainment Stage (Nordstrom Wing, 3rd Floor). The Performing Arts Showcases are one of Pan-Pacific Festivals’ series of events that are held daily throughout the festival’s three-day celebration and will feature traditional Japanese song and dance, hula performances and other cultural presentations from more than 25 groups from Japan and Hawai‘i.