Celebrate National Library Week with Award-winning Celtic Storyteller-Harpist

Posted on: March 31, 2017 | Category: News

Blog foto-Patrick Ball-story

Join the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) in celebrating National Library Week 2017 during the entire month of April! This annual observance (April 9-15), highlights the important role of libraries, librarians and library workers. The American Library Association sponsors this celebration, and this year’s theme is Libraries Transform and reflects how our libraries enrich lives daily.

“Hawaii’s public libraries strengthen our communities by providing opportunities for learning 21st Century skills and literacies, connecting people to the world of information and ideas, and creating spaces for culture and community engagement,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich.

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii and the UH-Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Culture Extension Program are supporting programming in celebration of National Library Week. Award-winning Celtic harpist and highly-acclaimed storyteller Patrick Ball will present “Celtic Harp and Story,” April 1 – 8 at 10 selected public libraries on Hawaii Island, Kauai and Oahu. Ball has received numerous national awards (music/spoken word categories), and recorded 12 albums that have collectively sold more than ½ million copies worldwide. For Patrick Ball’s performance schedule Click here.   Blog foto-Patrick Ball-standing 

For upcoming events at HSPLS libraries Click here


In state observance of Thanksgiving, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 24th.