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October 2017

Hanaire of Sadou (Flower Vases of Tea Ceremony)

October 2, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Hanaire made by Shofu Kai ceramists of the Hawaii Potters' Guild

This exhibit of traditional hanaire is presented by Shofu Kai, a group of ceramists at the Hawai’i Potters’ Guild who have been studying together to learn about the artistry of utensils used in the Japanese tea ceremony, a cornerstone of Japanese culture. The hanaire (flower vase) with chabana (flowers) and ojiku (scroll) are prominently displayed in the alcove of a tea room.  Each guest in a tea ceremony visits the alcove and respectfully views these tea utensils prior to the…

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Sumi-e in Paradise: Exhibition of Student Work

October 9, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Sumi-e painting by Hisae Shouse

An exhibition of Sumi-e artwork by students of local instructor and artist Hisae Shouse.  In the Japanese art of Sumi-e, artists use simple materials, such as black ink and water, to express the essence of a subject with a variety of tones and dynamic brush strokes. The exhibit will be available for viewing  from October 9 to 27, 2017 in the First Floor Reading Room during regular library hours. Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to…

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A Not-Just-a-Book-Club Travel Conversation Circle

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hawaii – Kailua-Kona, 75-138 Hualalai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
Books

What's new in the travel book section? New and favorite travel books.  Useful internet sites, where we've been and where we're going, 2017 travel questions and highly overrated destinations are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Scary Stories Featuring The Hawaii Fiction Writers

October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
Photos of authors Gail Baugniet, Carol Catanzariti, Michael Little, and Laurie Hanan with caption Hawaii Fiction Writers Scary Stories.

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Hawaii Fiction Writers group is back to share stories that are sure to send some shivers your way. Join us for a quartet of readings by authors Michael Little, Laurie Hanan, Carol Catanzariti, and Gail Baugniet. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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The Sakada Series

October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oahu – Aiea, 99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
Sakadas Cipriano Erice, Angel Ramos, and Apolonia Agonoy Stice

The Sakada Series (35min) is a series of three short films capturing the personal stories and successes of the sakadas and of the Filipino-American second-generation. Sakadas are Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906-1946 to work as laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations. The first film, A Sakada Story, highlights the life story of Cipriano Erice, who immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Waialua Sugar Plantation. The second film, Living Treasure…

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Barbie Dolls of the World Exhibit

October 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
Various Barbie Dolls from around the world

In observance of United Nations Day, Patrice Doctor will showcase her collection of dolls, flags, postcards and souvenirs from various countries of the world. This is a one day only, special exhibit! The collection will be shown in the library's microfilm room. Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or special accommodations.

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Hawaiian History Lecture – Origins of the Hawaiian People

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hawaii – North Kohala, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States

Join a talk story session with North Kohala historian Boyd Bond. His knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a 6th generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history…

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Bologna Day

October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oahu – Waikiki-Kapahulu, 400 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
Bologna Day

Come celebrate Bologna Day at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Watch the movie The Trip to Italy in the Audio-Visual Room at 1:30 pm  to be followed by a cultural immersion into the wonders of Bologna. Come join us and feel free to dress like your favorite Italian. Ciao! Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. 

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SHAMATHA MEDITATION CLASSES

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Maui – Kahului, 90 School St
Kahului, HI 96732 United States
Male meditating near ocean

Buddhist Practitioner Khandro Sherab Drolma will give the basic instructions and transmission for the practice of Shamatha meditation and practice supports for the path.  The class will be focusing on the beginning of opening with a certain capacity in developing compassion, and wisdom, in practice and in everyday practical life and situation. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Chess Game Day

October 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Oahu – Kaneohe, 45-829 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744 United States
Chess Wednesdays - Kapolei

Join us for an afternoon of friendly chess game play.  First come, first serve, for five available boards, but feel free to bring your own!  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 9 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library. Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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