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Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday; Offer Special Christmas Eve Hours

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Christmas Day Holiday; Offer Special Christmas Eve Hours

In observance of the Christmas Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 25. 

On Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24 – all public libraries that normally have evening hours on Tuesdays will offer special hours:

Oahu – Kahuku, Pearl City, Wahiawa, Waialua from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aina Haina, Ewa Beach, Kailua, Kaimuki, Kapolei, Liliha, Salt Lake-Moanalua from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hawaii Island – Pahala from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Keaau from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Naalehu from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Hilo and Kailua-Kona from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maui – Kahului from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kihei from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Lahaina from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Kauai – Kapaa from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.        

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

The Island Insurance Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Polynesian Voyaging Society in support of the voyaging canoe Hokule`a and its sister vessel Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage. The Island Insurance Foundation’s $50,000 pledge will entail a $10,000 donation for each of the five legs that comprise the Worldwide Voyage.

Recently, the Hokule`a and Hikianalia traveled together for the first time to complete the first of five legs, navigating 1,000 miles around the state. The final leg of the Worldwide Voyage is scheduled to be completed in 2017 with the entire journey taking both vessels 45,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the Island Earth, with visits to more than 60 ports in more than 20 countries.

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

SAFEWAY HAWAII STORES AND ISLAND FOOD BANKS PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

HONOLULU – Safeway Hawaii stores across the state are partnering with each island’s food bank – Hawaii Foodbank on Oahu and Kauai; Maui Food Bank; and The Food Basket on the Big Island – to launch the “Help Us End Hunger” food drive this holiday season.

The “Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts)” effort makes it easy for shoppers to donate to local food banks by filling grocery bags with items the food banks need most. The specially packed grocery bags containing Safeway and Kraft food products include canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta, and canned vegetables. The bags are available for $10 each at all Safeway Hawaii stores through December 25.

LA PIETRA’S 2013 SELECT CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT

La Pietra’s traditional musical celebration is a great way to kick off the holiday season. This year’s concert features the Select Choir, 6th and 8th grade music classes, talented instrumentalists and The Faculty Singers – all directed by Shari Lynn, well-known performer and La Pietra’s director of music.

 

Where:           La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, Barbara Cox Anthony Gymnasium

                        2933 Poni Moi Rd.

 

When:            Tuesday, December 10, 2009

        6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in December

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in December

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) continues to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary this month.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.  An historical exhibit about the Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room through the end of December.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes at 10:30 a.m.in the Edna Allyn Room (EAR), the Library has offered free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  The following December programs are scheduled:

•             Lobby exhibit for December – “Faux Faberge–Vintage Panoramic Egg Ornaments”

Bonterra Solar partners with top national residential solar company

Bonterra Solar partners with top national residential solar company

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar, one of Hawaii’s fastest-growing solar companies, has joined forces with Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, in a partnership expected to help many more Island homeowners transition to green solar energy.

Sunrun has enabled more than 40,000 homeowners in 11 states across the country to go solar with its breakthrough solar service, which allows homeowners to get solar on their home for little to no upfront cost and lock in their monthly electricity bill for 20 years.

“Partnering with the national leader in residential solar power is a good move for Bonterra and for the people of Hawaii,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal. “It will allow us to offer our customers a range of financing options that will convert their home to solar power with virtually no upfront costs and allow them to lock in their electric bill for 20 years.”

Hawaii's Public Libraries Now Offer Four New Services

Hawaii's Public Libraries Now Offer Four New Services

In celebration of the Holiday Season and in the Spirit of Giving, as of today, December 3, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) now offers free new services to our library patrons to enhance their computer learning experience, use an app to browse the online catalog, download eMagazines, and learn how to speak Hawaiian: