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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

All public libraries will be closed in observance of the Statehood Day 2014 Holiday on Friday, August 15.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays – Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library – will also be closed on Saturday, August 16 to observe the holiday. 

Please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

Hawaii State Library Reopens August 9 after Tropical Storm Iselle Leaves

Hawaii State Library Reopens August 9 after Tropical Storm Iselle Leaves

With Tropical Storm Iselle no longer posing a threat to the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaii State Library is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

The flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), located at 478 South King Street, was closed today along with the 49 branch libraries due to Hurricane Iselle.  For information about the Library’s programs and services, please all 586-3500.  

An announcement will be made  tomorrow about the reopening of other libraries with weekend hours.  Patrons may also call their local libraries to find out their reopening date or visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org

Libraries with Saturday Hours Reopen August 9 After Iselle Dissipates

With Tropical Storm Iselle no longer posing a threat to the Hawaiian Islands, all public libraries with Saturday hours, except for Makawao Public Library (Maui), have reopened today (August 9).                                                                                   

Patrons should contact public libraries with Sunday hours prior to scheduling a visit due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Julio.        

Programs, storytimes, and events scheduled this weekend are still subject to cancellation.  Contact the hosting library for more information.                                     

All Public Libraries Will Close August 8 Due to Hurricane Iselle

As Hurricane Iselle heads towards the Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all public libraries and support offices statewide will be closed on Friday, August 8, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.  Governor Neil Abercrombie has granted administrative leave on August 8 for State employees, including staff members of the Hawaii State Public Library System.  

     

HPR-2 Host Sandy Tsukiyama and Friends Salute Women Songwriters in Atherton Concert August 23

HPR-2 Host Sandy Tsukiyama and Friends Salute Women Songwriters in Atherton Concert August 23

Local song stylist and host of Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Brazilian Experience, Sandy Tsukiyama is joined by vocalists Riya Davis, Rachel Gonzales, and Alison Maldonado in “A Tribute to Lady Songwriters.”  The performers have selected works of personal significance covering Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Carly Simon, Ida Cox, and Cindy Lauper, and others. This showcase of women artists is scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Atherton Studio. Backing up the singers are guitarist Dave Yamasaki, pianist Jeanette Trevias, bassist Mark Tanouye, and drummer Peter Factora.

New York Song Stylist Karrin Allyson in Honolulu Concerts August 15 & 16

New York Song Stylist Karrin Allyson in Honolulu Concerts August 15 & 16

Jazz vocal sensation Karrin Allyson returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on August 15th and 16th for two intimate concerts she calls Ballads, Blues, and Beyond. The New York-based jazz singer and pianist is a long-time friend of the public radio station, which promoted her early in her career and where she staged her first Honolulu concert. Since then, she has headlined at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals and clubs in the country, and performed internationally in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Paris, and London. She is currently touring North America and Europe with a multi-generational, all-star band selected to celebrate the rich heritage of the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival® on its 60th anniversary. For her return to the Atherton, she will be accompanied by her frequent guitarist Rod Fleeman and local bassist Bruce Hamada in a program of bossa nova tunes, ballads, pop classics, jazz standards, as well as a few new originals composed by Allyson herself.

Lasting Impacts of World War I Discussed at Hawaii State Library on July 26

Lasting Impacts of World War I Discussed at Hawaii State Library on July 26

“The Great War, 100 Years Ago: Lasting Impacts,” a free program, will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Kieko Matteson, Environmental Historian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will discuss World War I’s brutal unfolding on the European continent, long-lasting environmental consequences and its artistic and cultural legacy.  Matteson will present lesser-known elements of the war’s impact, exploring World War I’s role in the development of modern chemistry, poetry, plastic surgery and other subjects, as well as the experience of the war in Hawaii. This one-hour program is recommended for young adults and adults. 

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.  The program is subject to change.