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May 2018

Eyes of Hawaii Photography Exhibit 2018

May 3, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Oahu – Hawaii State Library, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
photos by Erick Tsukiyama & Carrie Johnson

The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club will showcase a variety of photographs in its twelfth annual exhibit at the Hawaii State Library, May 3rd-31st, 2018 The photo exhibit will be on display in the Front Lobby at the entrance to the State Library and in the first floor Reading Room. The exhibit is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours, starting on May 3rd. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary…

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Jazz Ukulele Part 2 with Benny Chong, Jeff Peterson and Ian O’Sullivan

May 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oahu – Kailua, 239 Kuulei Rd
Kailua, HI 96734 United States
Ukulele performer Benny Chong

Benny Chong has taught Ian O’Sullivan and Jeff Peterson jazz ukulele for two years. In a special return performance, this concert will be a presentation of music that was worked on under the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprentice Mentoring Program. The group will play as soloists and as a trio featuring arrangements by Benny Chong and jazz standards interpreted on the ukulele. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due…

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Friends’ Lecture Series: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

May 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kauai – Princeville, 4343 Emmalani Dr.
Princeville, HI 96722 United States
Portrait of lecturer Puamelia Pramuka

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Do you speak Hawaiian? Many people know that “Aloha” is a Hawaiian greeting, but fewer people know much about the Hawaiian language beyond that greeting. Guest lecturer Ms. Puamelia Pramuka has been studying the Hawaiian language for over five years, and is very knowledgeable about Hawaiʻi’s history and culture. At this speaker program you will learn about the history of the Hawaiian language, learn about its alphabet, and how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet. You will also learn…

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Guided Meditation: A Free Workshop with Swraj Karre

May 23, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Maui – Makawao, 1159 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI 96768 United States
Male meditating near ocean

During this 90-minute workshop Swraj will serve as a guide to help participants find peace and inner bliss by letting go of their emotional baggage and connecting to their inherent prem (love), jagruti (awakening with awareness), and vishwas (inner trust). Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or cushion to sit on. 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…

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Waialua Readers’ Group

May 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Oahu – Waialua, 67-068 Kealohanui St
Waialua, HI 96791 United States
colorful letters spelling out bookclub

The Waialua Public Library hosts a monthly book club that meets every 4th Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Join us for a lively book discussion, and find out more about next month's book pick! 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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Keiki Roundup & Cowboy Talk Story

May 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hawaii – Honokaa, 45-3380 Mamane St, Bldg #3
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
Keiki Roundup and Talk Story

Get ready for a Keiki Roundup, starting at 3:30 pm! Kids can learn to rope on the library lawn, watch a Pau rider prepare her lei for the Western Week Parade and Rodeo, or complete roundup challenges. Kids who complete all the challenges may earn a small prize while supplies last (perfect for children ages 3 and up). At 5:30 pm, join Western Week Sheriff Larry Ignacio in a cowboy talk story. Listen to music by the Country Lads and share…

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Fabulous Fables of India: Myth and Music

May 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hawaii – Hilo, 300 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
image of Durga, Hindu goddess

This program combines storytelling and music recounting the thrilling story and raga of Durga. She is a most famous Goddess of India and South Asia who is celebrated for ten days every year. Take a journey to India accompanied by an ensemble of story-tellers, dancers, and musicians from the Friends of Indian Music Band. The group will bring to life three tales of heroism, romanticism, and grit featuring classical Indian ragas on North Indian instruments. All programs are subject to change.…

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June 2018

Meet and Greet a Tortoise

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hawaii – Laupahoehoe, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Laupahoehoe, HI 96764 United States

Meet and greet 3 different tortoises with Susan Collins.   Learn about how to care for these unique pets.    Also learn about their native habitats and history in Hawaii.

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Rockin’ Movie Wednesdays: Coco

June 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hawaii – Kealakekua, 81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750 United States
Coco movie poster

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm. Join us this week for the newest Disney movie all about music in Mexico, Coco. Miguel dreams of becoming a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. His family is against music in all shapes and forms and…

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Hawaiian and Island-Style Musical Performance

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Oahu – Kapolei, 1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
Color photo of Hawaiian-style guitar performer Jason Midro with his guitar

Come and enjoy a 45-minute medley of Hawaiian and Island-style music, including favorites like White Sandy Beach, The Way You Look Tonight, and Honolulu City Lights, performed by local guitarist Jason K. Midro.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei. 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.

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