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Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Labor Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open on Friday, August 29:  Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library.

In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, August 28.

Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for more information.

 

Two Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

Two  Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Makawao Public Library (Maui) have reopened after successful tent fumigation projects during the Statehood Day Holiday weekend.

Both libraries have resumed their normal public service schedule.  For the libraries’ public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call the libraries: LBPH - 733-8444 and Makawao Public Library - 573-8785.  

 

Kahala Mall Hosts Keiki Day on August 23

Kahala Mall Hosts Keiki Day on August 23

 

Enjoy a fun day of exciting, free keiki activities at Kahala Mall’s much anticipated, annual Keiki Day which will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in free activities for your keiki throughout the mall such as mini golf, HPD Keiki ID, balloon artists, healthy snack stations by Whole Foods Market and more! Dreams will come true with a special meet-and-greet with Storybook princesses Elsa, Anna, Snow White and Belle by Macy’s from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to this annual family friendly event. We’re inviting everyone in the community as this is an all-ages event,” said Floyd Williamson, Kahala Mall General Manager. “This event will get keiki of all ages moving and grooving with three hours of interactive activities that the whole family will be sure to enjoy.”

Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Danny Carvalho, one of Hawaii’s youngest slack key guitar virtuosos and a 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee, will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, August 23 at noon in the Lobby.

In addition to his slack key artistry, Carvalho is known for his soulful singing of both traditional and contemporary favorites.  This young and rising star has achieved many musical milestones including: the first slack key player to be featured on the nationally-syndicated program “From The Top” in 2004, two appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2006 and 2011, Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee in 2009 for his CD “Somewhere” in the “Slack Key Album of the Year” category, and his music was featured in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants.”

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will close temporarily for a pre-scheduled tent fumigation project beginning Friday, August 15. 

In addition, the Library’s popular Radio Reading Service for registered patrons will be off-the-air starting August 14 at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, August 19.  The service will return to the air-waves on Wednesday, August 20 with a modified program of live reading of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Recordings of grocery advertisements will follow.   

An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.  

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

All public libraries will be closed in observance of the Statehood Day 2014 Holiday on Friday, August 15.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays – Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library – will also be closed on Saturday, August 16 to observe the holiday. 

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