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Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday on Mar. 26

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday on Mar. 26

All public libraries will be closed on Wednesday, March 26 in observance of the Prince Kuhio Day 2014 Holiday.  Due to system maintenance, all library services will be unavailable including access to the HSPLS catalog, Internet reservation scheduling, and online renewals.   

On any other day, please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

Hear Storyteller Share Stories & Music of Ireland at Hawaii State Library

Hear Storyteller Share Stories & Music of Ireland at Hawaii State Library

In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, local storyteller James McCarthy will present “The Modern Troubadour: Stories and Music of Ireland” at four selected Oahu public libraries from March 18-21. The public is invited to these free events.

McCarthy has traveled the country “in the tradition of the Modern Troubadours,” learning stories and songs along the way. His performances blend vivid characters, audience participation, and musical selections in a way that is uniquely his own. His tales include encounters with wild animals, legends about mountain life and songs reaching back to his Irish roots.

See Storyteller James McCarthy perform “The Modern Troubadour: Stories and Music of Ireland” at these libraries:

Keiki Artists Invited to "Spring Arts-a-Palooza" Events at Kalihi-Palama Library

Keiki Artists Invited to "Spring Arts-a-Palooza" Events at Kalihi-Palama Library

Kalihi-Palama Public Library will hold its first-ever Spring “Arts-a-Palooza” event for children during next week’s public school Spring Break (March 17-21), featuring art activities daily from 1:30 to 2:30p.m. Participants will be able to practice their existing art skills in exciting new ways and learn about new media and artists.

Art events will happen each week day except for Tuesday, March 18; the four days of art madness will include:

World Fireknife Championships To Light Up We Are Samoa Festival At The Polynesian Cultural Center

Annual cultural event features world-class fireknife competition and local high school cultural arts exhibition, May 7–10 

What: We Are Samoa Festival  

22nd Annual World Fireknife Championships

A “Mighty Mo” Mahalo for Kamaaina and Military Members, March 15–31

A “Mighty Mo” Mahalo for Kamaaina and Military Members, March 15–31

What: USS Missouri Memorial Association Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Special Savings on Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial

When: Saturday, March 15 – Monday, March 31 
Open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Cost: Special savings for Hawaii residents and military members: 
General Admission: 2 Tickets for $20
Child Admission (Ages 4-12): $5 

Admission: For tickets, visit USSMissouri.org or go to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

H&M to open first Hawaii store

H&M to open first Hawaii store

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), will open its first location in the state of Hawaii on March 27 at noon. The flagship store, located in the Waikiki Business Plaza, will feature 31,000 square feet of fashion!

“We are truly excited to open our first location in the islands at this iconic shopping location in Waikiki,” said Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “People from across the globe travel to Hawaii to experience its very special culture and an environment that is unlike any other in the US or in the world. Our new flagship location will be a great addition to the luxury retail mix on Kalakaua Avenue, giving residents and tourists alike great choices in fashion with great value.”

Opening new stores across the country allows H&M to support local economies where they operate stores. 160 local employees have been hired for the new location, including 20 people that will return from the mainland home to Hawaii.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra joins Maestro Roger Nierenberg in special ‘Music Paradigm’ event

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra joins Maestro Roger Nierenberg in special ‘Music Paradigm’ event

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will join acclaimed Conductor/Creator/Author Roger Nierenberg in a presentation of his unique interactive learning experience, The Music Paradigm, on Thursday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center, Room 311.