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Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Danny Carvalho, one of Hawaii’s youngest slack key guitar virtuosos and a 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee, will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, August 23 at noon in the Lobby.

In addition to his slack key artistry, Carvalho is known for his soulful singing of both traditional and contemporary favorites.  This young and rising star has achieved many musical milestones including: the first slack key player to be featured on the nationally-syndicated program “From The Top” in 2004, two appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2006 and 2011, Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee in 2009 for his CD “Somewhere” in the “Slack Key Album of the Year” category, and his music was featured in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants.”

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will close temporarily for a pre-scheduled tent fumigation project beginning Friday, August 15. 

In addition, the Library’s popular Radio Reading Service for registered patrons will be off-the-air starting August 14 at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, August 19.  The service will return to the air-waves on Wednesday, August 20 with a modified program of live reading of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Recordings of grocery advertisements will follow.   

An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.  

 

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.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts Fourth Annual Keiki Carnival presented by Aqua Sphere & Extended Twilight

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts Fourth Annual Keiki Carnival presented by Aqua Sphere & Extended Twilight

 

Don’t miss summer’s last blast with Wet'n'Wild Hawaii’s Keiki Carnival at the last Twilight event of the summer! Wet’n’Wild offers extended hours on Saturday, August 16, from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. with discounted admission pricing after 4 p.m. for just $19.99.

OKC & MyTV cardholders get FREE admission after 4 p.m. or $19.99 all-day admission with card (cardholder must be present). Meanwhile, Wet’n’Wild provides the very best in kid-friendly events with the Keiki Carnival, jam-packed with free games and entertainment from 4 – 6 p.m.  With live entertainment by youth bands, free games, balloons, jugglers, clowns, face painting and more, you don’t want to miss the Keiki Carnival celebration.

 

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.