Book Review: Contemporary Hawai’i Woodworkers

by Misty on June 30, 2010
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Surrounded by a vast array of trees in Hawai’i, woodworkers have a strong “sense of place”—a direct connection to the land.    ~Tiffany DeEtte Shafto (author)

We’re lucky here in Hawaii to have such lush surroundings; thick trees that fill and …

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Book Haul – Friends of the Library Hawaii Book Sale

by Alex on June 29, 2010
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Another Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale is pau and Misty and I once again tally the damage we’ve caused to our overflowing bookshelves.  Each year we get a little wiser and a lot pickier, yet we pulled …

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Book End: Weekend of June 25, 2010

by Alex on June 25, 2010
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

We’re in the heat of the Hawaii State Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge which means there are tons …

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Book Review: The Hawai’i Farmers Market Cookbook, Volume 2

by Alex on June 24, 2010
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“Buy local, eat local: It will help to sustain the important role that agriculture plays in our community.”–Dean Okimoto President of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

“Buy local, eat local” is the positive message echoing in my head when thumbing …

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Guest Review: Mililani Mauka

by Misty on June 24, 2010
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A few weeks ago I received an email from a student at my alma mater expressing an interest in what we do here at HBB. As part of her English project she wanted to learn a bit about blogging, and …

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HBB Summer Reading Challenge Week 2

by Misty on June 22, 2010
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It’s HBB’s Summer Reading Challenge Update for Week 2! This was a busy week for us, mostly for Alex, and I took the opportunity to catch up a bit. Monkey got through 191 pages this week and Robot finished up …

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Happy Birthday HBB! + Book Giveaway

by Alex on June 19, 2010
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It’s an HBB Birthday, but before we start to celebrate, Misty and I want to thank you all for your continuous support.

Two years ago today, Misty brought to creation one of her many grand ideas.  She noticed that there …

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“Da scoops” on the Friends of the Library BIG summer book sale

by Misty on June 19, 2010
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We stopped by the 63rd Annual Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale at McKinley High School after work for the Members’ Preview Sale and we’re back with the scoops for everyone who couldn’t make it out tonight and …

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Book End: Weekend of June 18, 2010

by Alex on June 18, 2010
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

First off, here’s your chance to help your favorite literary rodent!  Esteemed author Frances H. Kakugawa is asking …

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Cheerios Trivia Challenge: Help get Hawaii into the Top 5!

by Misty on June 17, 2010
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First Book-Oahu posted an announcement on their blog about the new Cheerios and FirstBook Trivia Challenge. Cheerios will give away 100,000 new books to children in low income communities across the country. Each of the top 5 states will receive …

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Deal of the Summer–Friends of the Library of Hawaii Annual Booksale

by Misty on June 15, 2010
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We’re at t-minus 3 days until the start of the 63rd Annual Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale! For those of you unfamiliar with this event, it’s Honolulu’s biggest book sale of the year and a prominent week …

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