Take the "Book-in-a-Jar" Challenge!

All children up to Grade 5 are invited to guess the title of the picture book in the jar. One weekly winner will be awarded a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. There will be a different Book-in-a-jar challenge each week for 4 weeks. The full title of the book must be written correctly and neatly on the entry blank. If there are more than one correct entry, a random drawing will be held to select a winner. Only one entry per child per week please.

"Build a Better World" Contest for Children

What can you do today to build a better world? Tell us what you think on the entry form available in the library. Contest is open to children up to Grade 5 (2017-18 school year), one entry per child, held only at the Aina Haina Public Library. Entries must be concise and written only on the front side of the entry form, and be received by 7:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Aina Haina Public Library Reference Desk. All entries will be posted on a bulletin board in the library. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Three (3) winning entries will be awarded a $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Employees of the HSPLS and their immediate families are not eligible to enter this contest. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and are non-refundable.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up: a Presentation by Stan Yogi

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room

Join us for a fascinating presentation by Stan Yogi, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speak Up. Using PowerPoint, Mr. Yogi will explain the connections he and his co-author have to this book and what led to to write it. He will then introduce us to the subject of his book, Fred Korematsu, a civil rights icon and 1998 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. Although the targeted audience of this book is for grades 4 to 8, this presentation should be attended by all people interested in the civil rights issues being discussed today.

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program 2017

Join us to build a better world by participating in this year's Summer Reading Program! Register online beginning May 23, then come to the library starting the week of June 4th to receive your mystery sign-up bonus, while supplies last. This year read and participate from anywhere, anytime, and with any smart device through Beanstack. Get your incentives from your local library. For more information, visit http://www.librarieshawaii.org.

Registration starts: May 29, 2017

Program duration: June 4 through July 15, 2017 (6 weeks)

Steve Weeks' World of Music

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Area

Steve Weeks performs with both a boisterous sense of humor and a deep sense of purpose.  “We’re supposed to be entertaining and educating kids,” the Colorado-based singer-songwriter enthuses. “I am sincere about the music I write.  If it’s not coming from the heart or isn’t fun, I won’t write it.”

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