Hawaii State Library Furlough Days – March

by Alex on February 28, 2010
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The Hawaii State Public Library System will change its furlough days from the usual Wednesdays to Fridays during March 2010.  All public libraries and  administrative offices will be closed on March 5, 12 and 19.

In addition, six public libraries …

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Book End: Weekend of February 26, 2010

by Alex on February 26, 2010
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The big news for us is that next week, Hawaii Book Blog will be on vacation (and as a result, hiatus) in the Land of the Rising Sun!  Misty and I will both be in Tokyo for our very first …

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HBB Rec-Fest @ First Book-Oahu’s Book Fair!

by Misty on February 24, 2010
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HBB is volunteering to blog and tweet live book reviews from First Book-Oahu‘s Book Fair & Fundraiser! Last year the fundraiser was in August and HBB did 8 book reviews in 8 hours! We asked kids in the store …

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Book Signing Event: Bill Fernandez (3/14/10)

by Alex on February 23, 2010
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Native Books will be featuring local Kamehameha alum author, Bill Fernandez, with an author talk on Sunday, March 14 from 3 to 5 PM.  Bill’s talk will start with an oli and include singing a little Don Ho.  After the …

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Book End: Weekend of February 19, 2010

by Alex on February 19, 2010
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Is anyone else out there in Hawaii freezing their butt off?  The last two nights have been extremely chilly! Hope everyone has a great weekend, please continue to help support Hawaii’s literacy by attending one of these fine literary events.…

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iPhone/iPod Touch Fun!

by Alex on February 17, 2010
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Okay…so a little under a year ago I got my very own first iPod–a second generation 32MB iPod Touch.  I ended up loving this thing, because of the intuitive touch screen and awesome collection of applications.  In fact, one of …

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Local publisher announces self-publishing division

by Alex on February 17, 2010
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Mutual Publishing recently announced a new publishing division called SCRIPTA, which will offer book production services to authors who want to self-publish either because their book is meant for private circulation or because they want to avoid the manuscript submission …

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Kung hee fat choy! Folktales to celebrate!

by Misty on February 15, 2010
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There’s always a party to be had here in Hawaii–always something to celebrate. It doesn’t hurt that so many different ethnic holidays and festivals have been adopted by the general population as a part of local culture. One of those …

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Book Review: A President From Hawaiʻi

by Alex on February 15, 2010
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Back in November of 2008, a man made history in more ways than one when he was elected to the loftiest position in the United States government.  Among those various political feats, one of the most important for the inhabitants …

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Hawai‘i Publisher Releases Titles for E-Book Digital Reader Platforms

by Alex on February 14, 2010
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Hey, some exciting news from Watermark Publishing.  Following on the heels of BeachHouse Publishing developing iPhone apps, hopefully now we will start seeing more and more eBooks coming out from local publishers.  Here’s the official press release:

Watermark Publishing of …

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Book End: Weekend of Feb. 12, 2010

by Alex on February 12, 2010
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Are you a middle school student (grades 6-8) or have a child in middle school that enjoys writing?  Then check out the Hawaii Conservation Alliance for the annual My Hawai’i Story Project 2010.  For the past three years the “My …

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