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New Passport Service Hours at Hawaii State Library Begin June 2

New Passport Service Hours at Hawaii State Library Begin June 2

Travelers needing U.S. Passport application services at the Hawaii State Library should plan ahead.  Starting Monday June 2 new service hours will begin.

Monday through Friday Passport Service hours at the Library’s Federal Documents Section (second floor) will now be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a two-hour reduction each day.  Saturday service hours will remain the same – from 9 a.m. to noon.                

Join the Fun at Hawaii Kai Towne Center for this Year's East End Hot Rod Car Show

Join the Fun at Hawaii Kai Towne Center for this Year's East End Hot Rod Car Show

Car aficionados, start your engines, and cruise on down to the summer edition of Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s East End Hot Rod Car Show on Monday, May 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Presented twice a year, the East End Hot Rod show is one of the biggest and most diverse car shows in the state. Get an eyeful of more than 200 beautiful dream machines on display in the COSTCO parking lot including muscle cars, street rods, classics and antique models.

Also, stop by the hosting tent to purchase some ono food, or enter to win a prize pack from various Hawaii Kai Towne Center merchants.

The East End Hot Rod Car Show is a fun event for the entire family. For more event information, please call (808) 396-0766, log on to www.hawaiikaitownecenter.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hawaiikaitownecenter. 

“Mighty Mo” Admission Free to All Military on Memorial Day

Offer Extends to Reserves, Retirees, Auxiliary, and Dependents

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will honor Armed Forces members who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect America’s freedom by providing free admission to all active-duty, reserve, auxiliary, and retired U.S. military personnel and dependents on Memorial Day.

On Monday, May 26, all that is required for free admission is to present a valid military I.D. at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or at the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial for those having approved access onto Ford Island.

Sign up for HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Library Starting May 27

Sign up for HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Library Starting May 27

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2014 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from Sunday, June 1 through Saturday, July 12.  Registration for the free six-week programs at all 50 public libraries statewide begins on Tuesday, May 27.  Some libraries may extend their programs beyond the July 12 date; contact your local library for dates and other guidelines.

Attend Special Family Storytime at Hawaii State Library on May 17

Attend Special Family Storytime at Hawaii State Library on May 17

In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, a special Family Storytime will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children.

Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories read by guest readers from the Hawaii Speech Language Hearing Association and do some coloring activities.  Parents and caregivers will receive free informational brochures about communication disorders. 

Contact 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.  For more information, please call the Edna Allyn Room for Children at 586-3510.

 

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation will be recognized in a proclamation ceremony by Mayor Kirk Caldwell for the Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival. Now in its second year, the Honolulu Ekiden and Music event has the distinction of bringing Japan’s Ekiden tradition to Hawaii, and is the first and only marathon-length relay race and music festival event on the island. Hundreds of Japanese runners will travel to Hawaii to join kama`aina runners and share this unique Japanese event, modeled after messengers in ancient Japan who would deliver messages by passing them to another messenger until it reached its final destination. Teams of two to six people, including Hawaii high school teams, will run relay-style to promote the Japanese Ekiden tradition of team unity and spirit.

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe the Memorial Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe the Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed Saturday through Monday, May 24 – 26. 

The following libraries will be open with special hours on these days: 

  • May 22 (Thursday) – Kealakekua Public Library (telephone: 323-7585)
  • May 23 (Friday) – Aiea Public Library (telephone: 483-7333), Liliha Public Library (telephone: 587-7577), and Makawao Public Library (telephone: 573-8785)

For public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org, like us at www.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, follow us on www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov, or call your local library.