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May 2018

Eyes of Hawaii Photography Exhibit 2018

May 3, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
photos by Erick Tsukiyama & Carrie Johnson

The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club will showcase a variety of photographs in its twelfth annual exhibit at the Hawaii State Library, May 3rd-31st, 2018 The photo exhibit will be on display in the Front Lobby at the entrance to the State Library and in the first floor Reading Room. The exhibit is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours, starting on May 3rd. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary…

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Fabulous Fables of India: Myth and Music

May 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
image of Durga, Hindu goddess

This program combines storytelling and music recounting the thrilling story and raga of Durga. She is a most famous Goddess of India and South Asia who is celebrated for ten days every year. Take a journey to India accompanied by an ensemble of story-tellers, dancers, and musicians from the Friends of Indian Music Band. The group will bring to life three tales of heroism, romanticism, and grit featuring classical Indian ragas on North Indian instruments. All programs are subject to change.…

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June 2018

Meet and Greet a Tortoise

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hawaii – Laupahoehoe, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Laupahoehoe, HI 96764 United States

Meet and greet 3 different tortoises with Susan Collins.   Learn about how to care for these unique pets.    Also learn about their native habitats and history in Hawaii.

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SRP Kickoff: BYU-Hawaii Street Band with Dr. Henderson

June 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oahu – Kahuku, 56-490 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States
Jazz Band, Laie, BYUH

  Come join the Kahuku Public and School Library as we jam to the danceable sounds of the BYUH Street Band. Known for their New Orleans to Salsa to Jazz tunes, this band will surely get the audience moving to the beat. This kick-off event is suitable for all ages and will celebrate the gift of music. Dr. Daniel Henderson teaches Jazz Improvisation, Songwriting, Music Theory, World Music, and directs World Jazz Orchestra and the Street Band at BYU-Hawaii. Before moving…

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Rockin’ Movie Wednesdays: Coco

June 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawaii – Kealakekua, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750 United States
Coco movie poster

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm. Join us this week for the newest Disney movie all about music in Mexico, Coco. Miguel dreams of becoming a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. His family is against music in all shapes and forms and…

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Hawaiian and Island-Style Musical Performance

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
Color photo of Hawaiian-style guitar performer Jason Midro with his guitar

Come and enjoy a 45-minute medley of Hawaiian and Island-style music, including favorites like White Sandy Beach, The Way You Look Tonight, and Honolulu City Lights, performed by local guitarist Jason K. Midro.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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Greywolf: Steppe Culture

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Greywolf

Greywolf shares his experience of the Steppe Culture of Asia, found throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and what is now Russia. He will bring first-hand knowledge of thousand-year-old traditions, which are still practiced by many nomadic people living today. Come and hear what it is like to live among horses, camels, and sheep, moving your house many times a year, and living off the land. This program will be held in the Library's First Floor Reading Room and is suitable…

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The Art of Taiko

June 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Oahu – Salt Lake-Moanalua, 3225 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States
Kenny Endo taiko drumming

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program! Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world. This 45-minute cultural music program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends…

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
King Kamehameha the Great

Join us for a celebration of King Kamehameha the Great! 9am-Music 10am-Hula 11am-Ribbon Lei workshop, Family Coloring, Crosswords, and Scavenger Hunt. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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The Art of Taiko

June 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Oahu – Nanakuli, 89-070 Farrington Hwy.
Waianae, 96792 United States
Kenny Endo taiko drumming

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program! Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world. This 45-minute cultural music program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends…

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