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Public urged to join the movement to achieve Hawaii’s education goal

Public urged to join the movement to achieve Hawaii’s education goal

Parents, educators, businesses and community organizations statewide come together to achieve Hawaii’s education goal of

55 percent with a college degree by 2025

Public urged to join the movement

HONOLULU—Leaders in education and business, and politicians spoke at a news conference today in an effort to strengthen the state’s workforce through higher education. During the event at Honolulu Community College, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawaii State Department of Education, and the University of Hawaii System today announced the launch of Phase II of the “55 by ‘25” campaign.

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Presidents Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17. 

Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on February 13.  Four libraries that are normally closed on Fridays will be open on February 14: Aiea, Hawaii Kai, Liliha, and Makawao (Maui). 

Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

January 31 entry deadline quickly approaching for Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

January 31 entry deadline quickly approaching for Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

HONOLULU – ToyotaHawaii.com – Calling all Hawaii student artists age 15 and younger! January 31, 2014 is the last day to submit hand-drawn entries of “Your Dream Car.” One winner from each of the three age groups (under eight years old, eight--to 11-year-olds, and 12- to 15-year-olds) will receive an iPad Mini with Retina Display and the other two finalists in each category will each receive $100 cash. Hand-drawn entries for TOYOTA’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest must be submitted by January 31, 2014 to any Toyota dealer in the state or mailed to Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, P.O. Box 2788, Honolulu, Hawaii 96803-2788. Entry forms can be found online at ToyotaHawaii.com, as well as at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships.

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday.  Fourteen libraries normally closed on Mondays will be closed on Tuesday, January 21 in observance of the holiday: Aina Haina Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waipahu Public Library; Island of Hawaii – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library; Maui –  Kahului Public Library, Kihei Public Library, Lahaina Public Library; Kauai – Hanapepe Public Library and Princeville Public Library.

Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for regular public service hours.

 

Spend a sweet afternoon at Hawai'i Chocolate Festival, Feb. 22

Spend a sweet afternoon at Hawai'i Chocolate Festival, Feb. 22

The 4th Annual Hawai‘i Chocolate Festival, the state’s premier showcase of all things chocolate, returns to the Dole Cannery Shops on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m. Presented by Special Events Hawaii in celebration of Hawai‘i-Grown Cacao Month in February, the event features exhibitors offering chocolate and chocolate-inspired products from cheesecake, truffles and chocolate-laced beverages to chocolate soap and cultured pearls. One can even find chocolate-scented orchids in the festival’s Chocolate Garden booth. There also will be ‘bean to bar’ seminars about chocolate-making plus live entertainment, a chocolate-inspired spa and the Coco Café and Tea House. Admission tickets ($20 in advance online and $25 at the door) provide festival-goers a passport to 10 chocolate samplings of their choice from some of the state’s top chocolatiers. Between bites, they can attend the free seminars, browse the exhibitor booths and ‘shop chocolate’.

LOCAL FINALISTS’ ARTWORK OF TOYOTA HAWAII’S 2013 DREAM CAR ART CONTEST ON EXHIBIT

LOCAL FINALISTS’ ARTWORK OF TOYOTA HAWAII’S 2013 DREAM CAR ART CONTEST ON EXHIBIT
LOCAL FINALISTS’ ARTWORK OF TOYOTA HAWAII’S 2013 DREAM CAR ART CONTEST ON EXHIBIT AT HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL2014 entrants, parents and all school teachers encouraged to

Celebrate Year of the Horse and Learn Folk Art of Chinese Papercutting

Celebrate Year of the Horse and Learn Folk Art of Chinese Papercutting

In celebration of the Year of the Horse, Barbara Chung Ho will present “Papercutting: a Chinese Folk Art Tradition” at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.  The free program will be conducted in the First Floor Reading Room.

Chung Ho, who studied this ancient folk art form in Taiwan, will provide a brief history of the folk art and popular designs and discuss their symbolism.  She will then demonstrate cutting techniques and invite participants to cut a simple design. 

The one-hour program is recommended for ages 10 and older, and limited to 25 participants.  Please call the Library’s Art, Music and Recreation Section to register

Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.