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Hear “Ramana Vieira : The Essence of Fado “ at three Maui public libraries on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29! Vieira, raved as a “rising star in World Music” (San Francisco Examiner), performs fado, melancholy Portuguese folk songs. See a free live performance by Ramana Vieira at these libraries: Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. ...
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Chocolate Cake Photo

Celebrate Chocolate Day in October

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in News

Chocolate lovers rejoice! In October, find chocolate recipes and more at your local public library to celebrate this sweet and onolicious day: National Chocolate Day – Friday, Oct. 28 Here is a sampling of chocolate book titles, courtesy of the Hawaii State Library-Business, Science & Technology Section. Click on these links: Chocolate-Covered Katie : Over ...
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There’s a new sculpture at Aiea Public Library! Sweet is a stainless steel artwork designed by Kauai artist Wayne Zebzda that features mirrored metal orbs symbolizing individual atoms. The orbs reflect the library and highlight its role as an information hub for the community. The sculpture’s name was inspired by a simple sugar molecule and the library’s location on ...
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Easier and more interactive

Welcome to our new website!

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in News

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is excited to roll out a brand new website to our community strategically created to excite, inspire and delight users of all ages. Much time and care was put into creating a design that is easy to navigate and helps you to discover the vast amount of amazing ...
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Fore!  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s 2016 Links to Literacy Golf Tournament is set to tee-up on Friday, October 7 at Kapolei Golf Club! Links to Literacy, now in its 23rd year, has raised more than $2.5 million to help the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS).  Proceeds from the benefit golf tournament ...
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The Hawaii State Library is one of “The 50 best Libraries in the United States” proclaimed decorating and design magazine elledecor.com in their latest issue! Congratulations to the staff of the Hawaii State Library! Click on this link to see the story and accompanying photo of the Hawaii State Library: www.elledecor.com/life-culture/travel/g3291/best-libraries-in-every-state/?slide=11    

Want a quick review of Hawaii’s native plants from A to Z? Join Chuck Chimera of the Hawaii Invasive Species Committee for this presentation on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Lahaina Public Library. The one-hour program will include a Q & A session and is recommended for children through adults. You can also ...
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If you love tomatoes, you won’t want to miss “Growing Tomatoes in Hawaii,” a free presentation on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at Kailua-Kona Public Library. Gary Cass of Turnip Wagon Innovative Farming (Kalopa) will provide information about growing tomatoes from sowing seed, transplanting, watering and fertilizer, to discussing the topics in the program title, ...
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Certified Master Gardener Ed Fenzl will present an introductory course on Wild Table Plants for home gardeners and small farmers at Kealakekua Public Library on Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Learn about 18 edible wild table (foraged food) plants that are easy to grow. This adult program will explore Native Hawaiian, indigenous, and introduced plants ...
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“Jean Erdman: A Career Retrospective,” an exhibition honoring the Hawaii-born centenarian choreographer, dancer and thespian, is currently on display through Nov. 8 in the Hawaii State Library lobby and first floor reading room. The exhibition can be viewed when the library is open. Presented by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, the exhibition highlights Erdman’s original works ...
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