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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

All public libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday 2014 Holiday and on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.  Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will also be closed on Saturday, April 19: Aiea, Hawaii Kai, Liliha, and Makawao (Maui). 

Twenty-four public libraries will be open on Saturday, April 19:

Oahu – Aina Haina, Hawaii State Library, Kailua, Kalihi-Palama, Kapolei, Manoa, McCully-Moiliili, Mililani, Salt Lake-Moanalua, Wahiawa, Waialua, Waianae, Waikiki-Kapahulu, Waimanalo, Waipahu;

Big Island – Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Thelma Parker;

Kauai – Hanapepe, Princeville;

Maui – Kahului, Kihei, and Lahaina.          

maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

 maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

Hawaiʻi Students Encouraged to Participate in Poster Design Contest

HONOLULU – This year’s Aloha Festivals pays tribute to the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa and its mission to promote world peace with its theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“The 2014 theme was inspired by a song composed by Irmgard Farden Aluli entitled ‘For a Peaceful World’ and honors the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The mission of Aloha Festivals is to foster the Aloha Spirit through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and the celebration of the diverse customs and traditions of Hawaiʻi.”

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics to Shine Light on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar is partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to bring to light the nonprofit’s important work helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities. The company has committed donating a matching fund of up to $100,000 to Special Olympics Hawai‘i in 2014.

Waterhouse Solar, a local, privately funded company, which installs residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in Hawai‘i, will donate $500 for every residential system or commercial system sold on O‘ahu through July 15, 2014. Additionally, Waterhouse Solar is also giving back to residents who will benefit from a $1,000 discount off the cost of their solar system during the promotion period.

Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

Bank of Hawaii Presents 9th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival in May

On Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2014, Bank of Hawaii Presents the Hawaii Book & Music Festival – the 9th edition of this annual celebration of story and song. The Festival takes place on the spacious Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with FREE admission and FREE parking in several nearby locations.

The two days will be packed with readings and presentations by local, national and internationally celebrated authors and illustrators; a robust offering of music and stage performances; stimulating panel discussions on a variety of topics; story-telling and poetry slams; as well as activities and entertainment for the kids. Attendees also will enjoy the popular Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, book-seller booths and a multi-ethnic food court.

Among the nationally published authors on the schedule are:

• Adam Johnson, whose novel The Orphan Master’s Son, earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

Learn How to Be Money Smart at Hawaii State Library in April

The Hawaii State Library will offer free programs in observance of Money Smart Week @ your library (April 5-12), a public awareness campaign of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  Programs include:

•             April 5 (Saturday), 2 p.m., First Floor Reading Room – “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft.”  Karen Ho, a financial educator with one of Hawaii’s largest federal credit unions, will provide information about identity theft and how individuals can protect themselves.  This program is for ages 18 and older and will include a question-and-answer session.  For more information, call the Library’s Business, Science & Technology Section at 586-3481.

Kaiser Permanente Hosts Keiki Passenger Safety Check-ups in April and May

Kaiser Permanente Keiki Passenger Safety Calendar Listing

Is your child’s car seat or booster seat installed properly? Find out by getting it checked by a child passenger safety technician certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By appointment only. Pre-registration required, please call 432-2260. Note: Install your child’s car seat before your appointment and bring your car manual and car seat instructions.


Keiki Passenger Safety 2014 Check-up
COST: Free
REGISTER: Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 808-432-2260

WHEN: Sat., April 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Unibodytech
789 Mapunapuna St.
Honolulu, HI 96819

WHEN: Wed., April 23 – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kamaaina Kids Preschool – Mililani Tech
345 Kahelu Ave.