Important Alert #1: The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.
Important Alert #2: The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project. The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 17, 2018
The Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii will have two Filipino American Veterans exhibits on display in the lobby of the Hawaii State Library. Their WWI exhibit describes the experiences of Filipino plantation workers who volunteered to defend Hawaii during WWI as part of the Hawaiian National Guard. Over 4000 Filipinos were recruited in the lead up to and during the war.
The WWII exhibit covers the participation of Filipinos in the Philippine Campaign, especially as part of the First and Second Filipino Regiments, and the part Filipinos in the Philippines played during Japan’s occupation. In both exhibits, the promises made and not kept by the United States and Hawaii Territorial governments are described.
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.