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Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

On Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014, Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival – the 9th edition of this annual celebration of story and song. The Festival takes place on the spacious Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with FREE admission and FREE parking in several nearby locations.

The two days will be packed with readings and presentations by local, national and internationally celebrated authors and illustrators; a robust offering of music and stage performances; stimulating panel discussions on a variety of topics; story-telling and poetry slams; as well as activities and entertainment for the kids. Attendees also will enjoy the popular Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, book-seller booths and a multi-ethnic food court.

Among the nationally published authors on the schedule are:

• Adam Johnson, whose novel The Orphan Master’s Son, earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

The Hawaii State Library will offer free programs in observance of Money Smart Week @ your library (April 5-12), a public awareness campaign of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  Programs include:

•             April 5 (Saturday), 2 p.m., First Floor Reading Room – “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft.”  Karen Ho, a financial educator with one of Hawaii’s largest federal credit unions, will provide information about identity theft and how individuals can protect themselves.  This program is for ages 18 and older and will include a question-and-answer session.  For more information, call the Library’s Business, Science & Technology Section at 586-3481.

Kaiser Permanente Hosts Keiki Passenger Safety Check-ups in April and May

Kaiser Permanente Keiki Passenger Safety Calendar Listing

Is your child’s car seat or booster seat installed properly? Find out by getting it checked by a child passenger safety technician certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By appointment only. Pre-registration required, please call 432-2260. Note: Install your child’s car seat before your appointment and bring your car manual and car seat instructions.


Keiki Passenger Safety 2014 Check-up
COST: Free
REGISTER: Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 808-432-2260

WHEN: Sat., April 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Unibodytech
789 Mapunapuna St.
Honolulu, HI 96819

WHEN: Wed., April 23 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kamaaina Kids Preschool – Mililani Tech
345 Kahelu Ave.

Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

In celebration of National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19) and in alignment with the Board of Education and Department of Education’s emphasis on student achievement, Hawaii’s public libraries will offer a variety of free educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)-related programs throughout the month of April.  Our National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association and libraries nationwide. It is intended to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Lives change @ your library” is the theme selected by ALA for National Library Week 2014.

Featured programs include:

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.