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Season’s Readings from HSPLS!

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The Hawaii State Public Library System and the Friends of the Library of
Hawaiʻi are pleasedFriends of the library of hawaii logo to present Season’s Readings at the Hawaii State Library.

If you are enjoying the Honolulu City Lights, please stop by the Hawaii State Library located at 478 S. King St. for a special holiday display. Take a moment on the steps of the library to listen to the broadcasted passages from the favorite books of selected guest readers.

Visit the Library to hear the broadcasted passages from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every night, except for Thursdays; when the recordings will be broadcasted from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

In case you cannot make the Honolulu City Lights, we are making all of them available here.
Please enjoy!

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!


Readings

xmas tree2 clipartSeason's Readings is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi in partnership with HSPLS
stacey-pic-webExcerpt from:
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

Read by Stacey Aldrich - State Librarian, HSPLS
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marlene photoExcerpt from:
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats

Read by Marlene Booth - Director, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi
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tisha photoExcerpt from:
Angela and the Baby Jesus
by Frank McCourt

Read by Tisha Aragaki - Head of the Children’s Section at the Hawaii State Library, HSPLS
A Christmas Carol book coverExcerpt from
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Read by Baron Baroza - District Administrator, HSPLS
maia photoExcerpt from
Hina
by Gabrielle Ahulii

Read by Maia Rosen - Vice-President, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi

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jane photoExcerpt from
Owl at Home
by Arnold Lobel

Read by Jane Dickson - Director, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi
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jan photoExcerpt from
The Mozart Question
by Michael Morpurgo

Read by Jan Kamiya - Young Adult Librarian, McCully-Moiliili Library, HSPLS

The Boxcar Children book coverExcerpt from
The Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Read by Lynnae Lee - President, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi
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Nainoa photoExcerpt from
Ke Ahiahi Mamua o Kalikimaka - Twas the Night Before Christmas - in Hawaii
by Clement C. Moore
Read by Nainoa Mau - Executive Director, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi

How the Grinch Stole Christmas book coverExcerpt from
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
by Dr. Seuss

Read by Sam Callejo - Volunteer, Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi