Preserving O'ahu Historical Tsunami Photos

Time: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Meeting Room

Have you seen a tsunami photo in grandma's album, or a photo hanging on a wall in her living room? Did your father tell you where he was when the tsunami hit in 1945, 1952, 1957, 1960 and 1964? The Honolulu Department of Emergency Management (DEM), NOAA International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC), and Hawaii State Public Library System are partnering to preserve historic images and personal stories - they are important, but perishable, part of our tsunami heritage.

Residents willing to share images and stories with the O'ahu Historical Tsunami Photo Project are asked to bring them to a participating library. DEM and ITIC staff will scan and catalogue images. To view existing images or submit online, visit http://www.tsunamiphotos.org.

Honolulu Rail Transit Project Open House

Time: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Meeting Room

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) invites you to join us for information displays and keiki activities. Each area will be staffed by a member of the HART or Contractor team who will be available for discussion and questions.

  • View video displays of our station renderings and the entire rail route from a “fly over” perspective.
  • Participate in fun keiki activities including puzzles, rail trivia bingo, train bookmarks and more.
  • Get project updates regarding the rail guideway and stations being built along the Project route.

This event is family-friendly with no formal presentation so the public may stop by at any time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Free Comic Book Day

Time: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Front Lobby

All day (10am-5pm): Show us your library card to get one free comic book of your choice, while supplies last.

11am-1pm: Bring your camera to take pictures with a costumed comic book character!

This event would not be possible without our awesome sponsors and supporters: Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Gecko Books & Comics, and Costumers Guild of Hawaii.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth Presents "Home"

Time: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: 
Children's Area

Honolulu Theatre for Youth returns with a brand new performance! Written and directed by Annie Cusick Wood, this 30-minute program explores the value of a shelter. What is a home? What happens when you do not have one? Two charming characters wrestle to create their own homes until they come to realize that one of the greatest joys of having a home is sharing it. The ten Oahu performances are made possible by a special grant from the City & County of Honolulu, Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA).

Program is recommended for ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Celtic Harp and Story with Patrick Ball

Time: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: 
Children's Area

Renowned Celtic harpist/storyteller Patrick Ball returns to Hawaii with his latest combination of Celtic stories and sounds from his Maplewood harp. The crystalline, bell-like resonance of the legendary harp is guaranteed to take the listener into the deepest realms of the imagination. Patrick tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He has recorded about a dozen albums which have earned national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. This 45-minutes program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Check out the system's website http://www.librarieshawaii.org for other libraries hosting this program and a list of sponsors.

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