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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Thanksgiving Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day 2014 Holiday.

Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island) will also be closed on Friday, November 28.

Visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

“Share A Night” At The Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Hawaii Annual Gala, Sunday, November 16

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) annual “Share A Night” gala. Tables are available for the Sunday, November 16, event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Sam Choy, chef and restaurateur, and Bobby Senaha, publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine.

“It is the strength and courage of the many children and families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House that we would like to honor at this year’s Share-A-Night gala,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “This is a season of thanks and giving, and we are dedicating our largest event of the year to celebrate the families who make our house a home.”

"Pretty Packages: Alternative Gift Wrapping" Class at Hawaii State Library Nov. 8

"Pretty Packages: Alternative Gift Wrapping" Class at Hawaii State Library Nov. 8

“Pretty Packages: Alternative Gift Wrapping,” a free program for adults, will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, November 8 at 3 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.    

Eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura will teach participants how to reuse junk mail, old office or unused envelopes to make pretty packages that can be enhanced for any occasion.  These handy bags can be used for treats, gifts or favors.  Three different styles will be created in class.  All craft supplies will be provided.

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour program.  Class size is limited to 40 adults (ages 18 and older); registration is required.  To register, please sign up at the Art, Music & Recreation Reference Desk or call the Library. 

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

FREE Admission for All U.S. Armed Forces and First Responders on Veteran's Day, Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

FREE Admission for All U.S. Armed Forces and First Responders on Veteran's Day, Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

In appreciation of our nation’s military personnel and first responders (Police, Fire Fighters, EMT, and Life Guards) Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii is hosting its 12th Annual Salute to our Heroes on Wednesday, November 11, 2014. All active duty and retired military, reservists and national guard (with valid identification) receive FREE park admission to enjoy over 25 mad’n’massive rides and attractions. All friends and family with a military or first-responder will receive HALF-OFF admission as well!

Celebrate all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a splash! Since many have this federal holiday off from work and school, Wet ‘n’ Wild invites the whole family down for a day of fun in the sun. While all military and first-responders are FREE, their family and friends with them are all HALF OFF as well. Sponsor 97.5 FM will deck the park out and have plenty of games and prize giveaways fun for all ages. 

See "The Plaza Photovoice Project" Display at Hawaii State Library Nov. 3-29

See "The Plaza Photovoice Project" Display at Hawaii State Library Nov. 3-29

The Plaza Photovoice Project,” a free photo exhibit showcasing the creativity of more than 50 of Hawaii’s seniors, will be on display at the Hawaii State Library from November 3 to 29 in the Lobby.  

The Plaza Photovoice Project, created to help Hawaii’s seniors learn how to operate digital cameras and express themselves through photography, was coordinated by Colby Takeda, Administrator-in-Training of The Plaza at Mililani.  The senior photographers include some with little or no prior photography experience, and some living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

This exploratory exhibition is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Social Science & Philosophy Section at 586-3529.

 

 

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Veterans Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Veterans Day Holiday

In observance of the Veterans Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 11.

Please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.