ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

February is African American History Month

Posted on: February 1, 2018 | Category: News

JNotable African Americans of Hawaii posteroin the Hawaii State Public Library System in celebrating African American History Month! Your local public libraries have suggested book lists for readers of all ages to learn about African American history and culture. A poster featuring some notable African Americans of Hawaii will be displayed at all Hawaii public libraries.

To help celebrate African American History Month, Emmy Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk returned to Hawaii to share “Anansi the Spider” and other African American folktales, legends and true stories. The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the University of Hawaii Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program sponsored the eight performances at public libraries on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui from February 8 to 11, 2018.


Download suggested book lists: