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Hawaii Theatre Center presents Hansel & Gretel - the REAL story

Hawaii Theatre Center presents Hansel & Gretel - the REAL story

Since The Brothers Grimm first published the story of Hansel and Gretel in 1812, this German folk tale has been told and retold in many different ways. Broadway veteran and HTC Guest Director Peggy Anne Siegmund brings a delightful new twist to the story with her ingenious adaptation of this popular story for youngsters in grades preK-8.

Hansel & Gretel: The REAL Story comes to the Hawaii Theatre on March 8 and 9 as part of Hawaii Theatre Center’s OHANA! Series for young audiences. With a terrific cast, magic spells, witty narration, audience participation and, of course, a surprise ending for the resourceful siblings, we’re sure the grown-ups will be as enchanted as the kids with this new twist on a 200-year-old tale.

Public OHANA! performances are on Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5, $7 and $10 (including Theatre restoration fee). Children under age 4 are FREE. Call the HTC Box Office at 528-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com

Star of Honolulu Offers Easter Cruise Special for Kama‘aina

What:
Celebrate Easter aboard the Star of Honolulu—- it’s perfect for the whole family! Enjoy an egg hunt and prize giveaways for kids, Hawaiian cultural activities and buffet with roast beef and “champagne!”

The Star of Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest, award-winning 1,500-person tour vessel with 3 types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian waters. It is Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship featuring 4 spacious decks and 6 dining rooms for the best views and most choices.
 

When: 
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20, 2014
12:00PM and 2:00PM
 

Cost:
Adult $52.65 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included)
Child $31.59 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included) 
 

Star of Honolulu offers Mother's Day Cruise for Kama‘aina

What:

Treat Mom to a cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu for Mother's Day. Enjoy Hawaiian cultural activities and buffet with roast beef, “champagne” and Mother’s Day cake, plus door prizes for moms! 

The Star of Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest, award-winning 1,500-person tour vessel with 3 types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian waters. It is Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship featuring 4 spacious decks and 6 dining rooms for the best views and most choices.

 When:

Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11, 2014)

12:00PM and 2:00PM

 Cost:

Adult $52.65 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included)

Child $31.59 (with valid Hawaii I.D.; tax included) 

Get Cooking: Join Big Library Read eBook Event Starting February 17

Get Cooking: Join Big Library Read eBook Event Starting February 17

“Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook” by Food Network’s star chef Aida Mollenkamp, will be available for all HSPLS patrons to check out in both eBook and audiobook formats from February 17 to March 5. 

“Keys to the Kitchen” is a comprehensive manual that features a collection of more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes, color photos, informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information for cooks.

This eBook is made available by publisher Chronicle Books LLC and our eBook partner OverDrive, as part of its Big Library Read program.  This international program provides libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hawaii State Library on Feb. 14

This Valentine's Day, the Hawaii State Library welcomes adults to go on a blind date . . . with a book!

On Friday, February 14 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., adults are invited to visit the Language, Literature & History Section on the first floor and select a book to check out.  Since Valentine's Day should be fun and filled with surprises, the “blind date” books will be wrapped in paper.  Adult readers won't know what they’ve chosen until the book is checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Take a chance and you may find your next great read!

Call the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street, corner of South King and Punchbowl Streets.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

 

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.