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HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

HSPLS Offers Alternative Website to Access Online Services

The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) website: www.librarieshawaii.org is temporarily down due to technical difficulties.  Our IT staff is currently working to restore the system’s domain name.  In the meantime, our patrons can call or visit their local library for assistance. 

The HSPLS website, which receives approximately 4,000 visits per day, provides 24/7 access to the library system’s electronic resources and Public Access Catalog.                                  

The following online services are currently available at an alternative web address: http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net

View Legislative Webcasts at Hawaii's Public Libraries Statewide

View Legislative Webcasts at Hawaii's Public Libraries Statewide

Hawaii residents are invited to see how the Legislature conducts its business at the Hawaii State Capitol building via streaming video at public libraries statewide, thanks to a continuing partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) and the Hawaii State Capitol.  Residents will be able to watch webcasting of legislative hearings, meetings, and sessions.    

“We are delighted to continue offering this unique service that will benefit both our patrons and other constituents of our legislators,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.

During the Legislative session, walk-in patrons may visit their local library and access the Legislature’s proceedings through designated “Legislative Webcast” computers.  These computers will have a one-hearing time limit and are muted so patrons should bring their own headphones.

Economic impact of ‘Wicked' in Hawaii tops $30M

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- By the time the curtain fell for the last time on WICKED at Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 110,920 fans of Broadway's biggest blockbuster had seen the show. WICKED received standing ovations from the audience and from local business leaders who cheered the show's impact on Oahu's economy, which topped $30 million.

"We are thrilled that WICKED grossed over $9.2 million during its eight-week run here at Blaisdell Concert Hall. According to studies from The Broadway League, that translates into an economic impact of nearly $30 million," says Blaisdell GM John Fuhrman. "A show the size of WICKED generates tens of thousands of restaurant and hotel room reservations. The show spends locally on advertising and hires lots of local labor and, of course, the cast, musicians and crew of 100 spend money here. More importantly, the success of WICKED proves that Oahu is a strong destination for big Broadway musicals."

Friends of the Library of Hawaii Fundraiser Will Benefit Hawaii's Public Libraries

Friends of the Library of Hawaii Fundraiser Will Benefit Hawaii's Public Libraries

To coincide with the Centennial of the Hawaii State Library, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH) has partnered with Kraft Foods in Hawaii and Longs Drugs to conduct the “Help Literacy in Hawaii Shine” fundraiser from Sunday, February 3 through Saturday, March 2.                                                                                                                           

First Insurance Company of Hawaii offers free keiki car seat safety checks for policyholders

First Insurance Company of Hawaii offers free keiki car seat safety checks for policyholders

HONOLULU – As part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe on the roadways, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is launching free carseat safety inspections every month starting February 22 as an added benefit of being a FICOH policyholder. FICOH is the first and only insurance carrier in Hawaii to offer this service to its policyholders.

“Car seats can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash, but proper installation is critical,” said Allen Uyeda, president and CEO of First Insurance. “FICOH invested in the training and certification of several of its associates so that we would be able to show our policyholders how to properly install their car seats and provide them with peace of mind.”

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will lead more than 40 business executives on a trade mission

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui will lead more than 40 business executives on a trade mission

WHAT:           Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii 23rd Trade Mission to the Philippines

WHO:              Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and More than Forty Business Executives from

                         Oahu and Maui

WHEN:            February 1, 2013 (departure)

TIME:               11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE:         Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club Lounge                 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Unveil Two New E-Resources on February 1

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Unveil Two New E-Resources on February 1

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will offer two new e-Resources through our website on Friday, February 1:

Ed2Go, an exciting new Gale/Cengage Learning program, will provide Hawaii residents statewide with access to free instructor-led, online courses.

“Ed2Go will provide our patrons with additional opportunities to increase their personal and career development, help them lead more engaged, fulfilled lives, and support their lifelong learning needs,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “Our library patrons will be able to enroll in hundreds of courses in a variety of subjects, including 19 that can lead to continuing education credits, ranging from personal finance to digital photography to health and wellness.”