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Authors will Discuss Life in Old Honolulu at Hawaii State Library on Oct. 20

Authors will Discuss Life in Old Honolulu at Hawaii State Library on Oct. 20

“Honolulu Town: The Wholesome Town,” a free program and discussion about the recreational and charitable aspects of community life in Old Honolulu, will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 20 at 11:45 a.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Laura Ruby and Ross Stephenson, co-authors of the recently-published book “Honolulu Town,” will be the featured speakers.  “Honolulu Town” is supported in part by a Hawaii Council for the Humanities Research Grant.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii following the presentation.

Ruby is the editor of “Moiliili –The Life of a Community,” the 2008 recipient of the Hawaii Individual Artist Fellowship (the highest honor in the visual arts), and the creator of “Site of Passage – Chinatown,” a large commissioned site-specific sculpture.

Stephenson is the historian at the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division of the Dept.

Award-winning Master Storytellers and Other Performers will be Featured at Libraries

Award-winning Master Storytellers and Other Performers will be Featured at Libraries

Award-winning master storytellers Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang, who have performed at the inaugural celebrations for both President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., will be the featured artist at selected public libraries during the months of October and November in celebration of Teen Read Week (October 14-20). 

As members of Eth-Noh-Tec, a kinetic Asian American Story Theater company based in San Francisco, they will perform “Asian Treasure Bag,” modern and traditional folktales from Asia through the spoken word, theater, dance and music.  They have won the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and the Parent’s Choice Award for DVD and CDs.

See Eth-Noh-Tec perform “Asian Treasure Bag” at the following 10 public libraries on Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Kauai:

  • October 16, 6:30 p.m.

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped will Close for Repairs Starting October 15

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped will Close for Repairs Starting October 15

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will close temporarily for an interior renovation project beginning Monday, October 15.  The Library’s Radio Reading Service and transcribing services will not be available as of Monday, October 8.    

The renovation project will include asbestos removal, carpet and flooring replacement, and the Transcribing Services Section will undergo an electrical upgrade.  While the Library is closed, mail service will continue and patrons may call the Library’s answering machine at 733-8444 on Oahu or 1-800-559-4096 from the Neighbor Islands, to leave a message for requests or questions; staff will respond as soon as possible

PUBLIC VOTING NOW ON – HELP ONE HAWAII CHARITY RECEIVE $10,000 PRIZE!

PUBLIC VOTING NOW ON – HELP ONE HAWAII CHARITY RECEIVE $10,000 PRIZE!

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite local non-profit finalists now through October 15 on Bella Pietra’s Facebook page as part of the stone supplier’s Natural Stone for Non-Profits, a special project aimed at helping local community groups. Two of the semi-finalists will receive a design package worth $1,000 each and the grand-prize winner will receive a design and installation package worth $10,000 from Bella Pietra and Build Beautiful. Anyone can vote between now and October 15 at https://www.facebook.com/bellapietra.

“Every day we help so many people create a beautiful space with natural stone, and we’re looking to give back to the community so they, too, can refresh or develop their working space to better serve their membership,” said Layla Dedrick, Bella Pietra owner.

The three finalists are:

Hospice Maui, Inc.

A Taste of Kalihi Festival celebrates six years of history and progress

A Taste of Kalihi Festival celebrates six years of history and progress

The following information is provided by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation:

HONOLULU – The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation, in cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu is proud to present the 6th Annual “A Taste of Kalihi” festival on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Colburn Street on the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and McNeil Street in the Dillingham Shopping Plaza area.  Entrance is free and open to the public.

“A Taste of Kalihi” is a Kalihi-centered gathering continuing the rich tradition of improving Kalihi's economic base as its business and civic communities converge together to highlight the unique aspects of the central Honolulu town.

“Lipstick” Shrimp Tacos and Black Ink and Cognac Keahole Lobster Tuxedo Ravioli Arrabbiata

“Lipstick” Shrimp Tacos and Black Ink and Cognac Keahole Lobster Tuxedo Ravioli Arrabbiata

Annual Chopsticks & Wine Benefit for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce to be held Thursday, October 18 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Foodies and wine lovers are invited to enjoy an evening of fabulous food, wine and music to benefit the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce at its 11th annual event called Chopsticks & Wine featuring “Wine…And All That Jazz.” On Thursday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held at the Hawaii Convention Center, is one of Hawaii’s signature foodie events will feature the culinary delights of over a dozen of Hawaii’s most respected chefs and the wines to go with it.

Participating restaurants include Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Beachhouse at the Moana, d.k.

Liliha Library will Offer Teen Lounge Movies including "Marvel's The Avengers" in October

Liliha Library will Offer Teen Lounge Movies including "Marvel's The Avengers" in October

Liliha Public Library will present “Teen Lounge Movies,” free movie screenings including “Battleship” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” on Wednesday afternoons in October 2012.  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring the program for students in grades 7 through 12 in the Meeting Room. 

The Library’s Teen Lounge is a place for teens to come and relax, have fun, and talk to friends.  Free suggested reading lists including the latest Young Adult novels and books with movie tie-ins will be available. 

The following movies, rated PG-13 (parental guidance is suggested), will be shown: