Women’s History Month: 500 Great books by women–Hawaii authors in good company

by Misty on March 30, 2011
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America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash–and should be ashamed of myself if I did succeed.

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Celebrate Reading: Matt de la Peña

by Misty on March 30, 2011
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Another special guest for the Celebrate Reading Festival is acclaimed author Matt de la Peña. His collection of young adult novels are critically praised, urban dramas with unforgettable characters and themes. Check out our review of Ball Don’t Lie

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lanakila

by ʻŌlelo on March 30, 2011
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Lanakila

Victory

"I mua a loaʻa ka lei o ka lanakila.”

Go forward and win the lei of victory.…

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Celebrate Reading: Gene Luen Yang

by Alex on March 29, 2011
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Two very special guest authors from the mainland will be appearing at the Celebrate Reading 2011 Festival on April 16 at UH Manoa (click here for more info).

One of these special guests is Gene Yang, author/artist …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Iāpana

by ʻŌlelo on March 29, 2011
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Iāpana

Japan

E pule kākou no Iāpana.

Pray for Japan.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mea Kalaiwa Kaʻa Heihei

by ʻŌlelo on March 28, 2011
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Mea Kalaiwa Kaʻa Heihei

Racecar driver

ʻO Jeff Gordon kā koʻu kuku kāne mea kalaiwa kaʻa heihei punahele ma NASCAR.

Jeff Gordon is my grandpaʻs favorite racecar driver in NASCAR.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Hiamoe

by ʻŌlelo on March 27, 2011
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Hiamoe

To sleep

Aia ʻo Luca Brasi e hiamoe ana me nā iʻa.

Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kalipa

by ʻŌlelo on March 26, 2011
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Kalipa

Slippers, slippahs, or flip-flops 🙁

E Lopaka, ʻehia puka o kou mau kalipa?

Lopaka, how many holes are in your slippahs?…

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Book End: Weekend of March 25, 2011

by Alex on March 25, 2011
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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.

Learn Hawaiian Every Day

If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to follow our sister …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Pōʻalima

by ʻŌlelo on March 25, 2011
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Pōʻalima

Friday

ʻO ka pōʻalima kēia. E kāmau kīʻaha kākou ma ka pau ʻana o ka hana!

Today is Friday. Letʻs get a drink after work!…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ʻAilea

by ʻŌlelo on March 24, 2011
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ʻAilea

Gasoline

Inā he kāne ke kumukūʻai a ka ʻailea, e paʻi ana au iāia.

If gas prices were a person, Iʻd slap him.…

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