Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kahakai

by ʻŌlelo on April 11, 2011
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Kahakai

Beach, seashore

Aia ka mokuna hou o Hawaiʻi Five-0 i kapa ʻia o “Ma Ke Kahakai”* i kēia lā. I ko lāua mākaʻikaʻi ʻana ma ka wao nahele no ka ʻike ʻana i nā kiʻi kaulana, loaʻa iā McGarrett

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kime

by ʻŌlelo on April 10, 2011
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Kime

Team

ʻOi aʻe ka maikaʻi o kā Iakopa kime ma mua ʻo Ekualo mā.

Team Jacob is better than Team Edward.…

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Author Interview: Janet Spurr

by Alex on April 9, 2011
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Janet Spurr is the author of Beach Chair Diaries, a collection of delightful and often hilarious essays with a themed focus on the author’s love and respect of the beach. Janet’s book is published by Island Heritage Publishing and …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Puolo

by ʻŌlelo on April 9, 2011
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Puolo

Music

Tsā! Hiki iā lākou ke hoʻomamao ka makana puolo.

They can keep the music award.

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Book End: Weekend of April 8, 2011

by Alex on April 8, 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 week’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

Friday, April 8

  • The Friends of Ewa Beach Library Book Sale – Preview Sale for Members. Includes
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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Aupuni Pekelala

by ʻŌlelo on April 8, 2011
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Aupuni Pekelala

Federal government

ʻO #govtshutdownpickuplines ka mea hoʻomākeʻaka wale nō e pili ana i ka pani ʻana o ke aupuni pekelala.

The only thing witty concerning the government shutting down is #govtshutdownpickuplines (Twitter hashtag).…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kūkala pōʻino kai eʻe

by ʻŌlelo on April 7, 2011
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Kūkala pōʻino kai eʻe

Tsunami warning

ʻO ke kūkala pōʻino kai eʻe, ua hoʻopau. Akā, ke hoʻomau nei i ke kūkala makaʻala wai hālana. Huhū ka ʻāina.

The tsunami warning was lifted. But the flood watch remains. The land is …

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April 10-16 is National Library Week!

by Misty on April 6, 2011
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Next week will be the week to celebrate. Not only is the Oahu Celebrate Reading Festival on Saturday, April 16th but according to the American Library Association (ALA), April 10-16th is National Library Week! This year’s honorary chair is author …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku wale

by ʻŌlelo on April 6, 2011
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Haku wale

Invent, make up, improvise

Ua haku wale wau i ka hua ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi o nehinei.

I made up yesterdayʻs Hawaiian word of the day.…

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Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards 2011

by Alex on April 5, 2011
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Press Release via Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association:

Click the flyer above to open PDF

Gala Event Celebrates the 2011 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Awards

HONOLULU—The 2011 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards will be presented by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association at …

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‘Friendship Bread’ is released today!

by Misty on April 5, 2011
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Local author Darien Gee’s Friendship Bread is officially released today!!

We’ve been pretty excited about this book for awhile. I apologize for not having a review for you all, sadly, I wasn’t able to obtain an early copy. But that’s …

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