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Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

Discussion on Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality at Hawaii State Library

 “The History of Huna and the Search for Ancient Hawaiian Spirituality” will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m. This free program will be conducted in the First Floor Reading Room.

 Makana Risser Chai, author of two books on Hawaiian healing via spiritual and physical aspects of lomilomi and a soon-to-be published book on Huna, will lead a discussion on this topic.

Chai is also an attorney and founder of a small Silicon Valley training company, and has conducted research on Hawaiian history and culture as a consultant for the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, and as an aide to Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo.  In addition, Chai is a certified practitioner of Auntie Margaret Machado’s school of lomilomi and is a member of the board of the Hawaiian Historical Society.     

Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teens - Join OverDrive's Big Library Read Event October 13-28

Teen readers are invited to participate in OverDrive’s next Big Library Read program between October 13 to 28.  Teen readers will be able to borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, “Anatomy of a Misfit" by Andrea Portes by visiting our website at www.librarieshawaii.org

“Anatomy of a Misfit" is an emotionally resonant story that Publishers Weekly calls “instantly endearing” with a “highly memorable heroine” and voice.  This new book was just released last month, so participants will be among the first to read it.

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”

Audiovisual Sale at Kalihi-Palama Library Coming October 6-8

Audiovisual Sale at Kalihi-Palama Library Coming October 6-8

An Audiovisual Sale will be conducted by the Friends of Kalihi-Palama Library from October 6 to 8 at the Kalihi-Palama Public Library Auditorium.

Gently-used audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs will be on sale at bargain prices.  Come early for the best selections.  Sale proceeds will benefit the Kalihi-Palama Public Library. 

Sale hours are:

•             October 6 (Monday) from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

•             October 7 (Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•             October 8 (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kalihi-Palama Public Library is located at 1325 Kalihi Street.  For more information, please call the Library at 832-3466.

 

McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

The McCully-Moiliili Public Library will host its Fifth Annual Mini Con on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.  The public is invited to attend this free event to meet talented local artists and receive some of their cool artwork.

Artists headlining the Fifth Annual Mini Con include: 

•             Audra Furuichi, creator of nemu*nemu, a webcomic about a pair of stuffed pups that come to life and enjoy everyday adventures, and the comic strip “Blue Hawaii” featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

•             Jon J. Murakami, creator of “Gordon Rider,” the worst Hawaii superhero ever, and the comic strip “Calabash,” which also appears in the Star-Advertiser. Murakami is also known for illustrating several picture books and his local-style greeting cards.

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

While most adults in Hawaii know the story behind the words, Eddie Would Go, for a generation of youngsters, it’s likely just a curious bumper sticker. Now the story of Eddie Aikau’s legendary heroism will come to life for young audiences and their families as Hawaii Theatre Center, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Department of Theatre + Dance, stages the world premiere of Eddie Wen’ Go, The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe from September 16-20, 2014 at the Hawaii Theatre.

Adapted for stage by Marion Lyman-Mersereau from her inspirational children’s book of the same title, Eddie Wen’ Go employs life-sized sea creature puppets to recount the heroic sacrifice of crewmember Eddie Aikau during the fateful 1978 voyage of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa, after it capsized in the Kaiwi Channel, 10 miles from land, leaving the desperate crew, including Lyman-Mersereau, clinging onto the canoe’s hull for life.

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

In celebration of Classical Music Month (September), Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, September 20 at noon in the Lobby.

The Spring Wind Quintet performance will feature arrangements of Hawaiian music (“Queen’s Hula,” “Kamehameha Waltz,” “Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pue One”), World War I songs (“Over There,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “The Caisson Song”), and some well-known wind quintet music.  

Spring Wind Quintet members include: Susan McGinn (flute), J. Scott Janusch (oboe), James Moffitt (clarinet), Jonathan Parrish (horn), and Marsha Schweitzer (bassoon).                        

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.