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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.  

     

Hana Hou! Steel Beach Picnic Summer Series Continues at the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Hana Hou! Steel Beach Picnic Summer Series Continues at the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Celebrate National Relaxation Day “Mighty Mo” Style on Pier Foxtrot-5

What: Steel Beach Picnic on the Pier

When: Friday, August 15
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

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

Cost: General Admission: $10
Child Admission (Ages 4-12): $5
Free for Mighty Mo members

Admission: To purchase tickets, visit http://bb63.stores.yahoo.net/stbepi2.html or bring cash to pay at the door (Reservations are recommended). Roundtrip complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Windward Mall Shows Off its Style with Back-to-School Events

Windward Mall Shows Off its Style with Back-to-School Events

Get styled out for back-to-school with Windward Mall this August! On Saturday, August 16, Windward Mall will host its annual Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday and Miss Hawai‘i Day, featuring Miss Hawai‘i contestants starting at 1 p.m. with a live concert at 3 p.m. Great deals will also be available throughout the day – starting at 11 a.m. the first 200 shoppers to spend $75 or more will receive a FREE $10 Windward Mall Retailer Gift Card.

HUGS Celebrates the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

HUGS Celebrates the Lives of Seriously Ill Children
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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.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts Twilight Event to Benefit Helping Hands Ready to Learn Program

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii Hosts Twilight Event to Benefit  Helping Hands Ready to Learn Program

 

Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii will have extended hours on Saturday, July 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. with discounted admission pricing after 4 p.m.  Those who donate $10 worth of school supplies to the Helping Hands Program at the door or at any Central Pacific Bank location will be entitled to all day admission at the "Twilight" rate of $19.99 — that’s over 55 percent in savings off of regular admission!

HSPLS Adds 11 Foreign Languages to Electronic Database on July 1

HSPLS Adds 11 Foreign Languages to Electronic Database on July 1

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will add 11 foreign languages to its Mango Languages electronic database on Tuesday, July 1.  Mango Languages, an online language-learning software system, debuted its Hawaiian language resource for library patrons on our HSPLS website in December 2013, and since then HSPLS patrons have been able to learn the Hawaiian language anytime, anywhere, free via the Mango Languages resource. 

The additional languages, all free, are: Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swahili, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), and Arabic (modern standard).

The Mango Languages system offers a unique learning environment that allows patrons to take lessons at their own pace.  Memory-building exercises are embedded into each unit to ensure that patrons retain what they learn.