The public library offers a number of free public events across its Oahu branches this month:
Mililani Library Presents Preschool Storytime Jan. 20 - Feb. 24
Keiki ages 2 to 5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to attend this free one-hour program and listen to stories and poems, learn finger plays, and sing songs. A simple make-and-take craft will follow each storytime; crafts are available while supplies last. No registration is needed.
Storytimes will be presented on January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, and 24. Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Mililani Public Library is located at 95-450 Makaimoimo Street. For more information, please call the Library at 627-7470.
Award-winning Band Performs at Aina Haina Library Jan. 21
The award-winning musical group Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will perform in-concert at Aina Haina Public Library on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Section. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, from Middletown, Conn., performs music that combines folk, country blues, progressive bluegrass, contemporary pop, and jazz.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Band. Courtesy Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Band.
Band members include: Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, and ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). The band's CD Ranky Tanky (Mayhem Music; 2010 family album) won Gold Awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, and National Association of Parenting Publications. In addition to their performance, the band members will introduce themselves and discuss their style of music.
This one-hour program is suitable for all ages and is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Outreach College-Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Contact the library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Aina Haina Public Library is located at 5246 Kalanianaole Highway. For more information, please call the Library at 377-2456.
Make Unique Greeting Cards at Kaimuki Library on Jan. 27
"Creative Greeting Cards," a free craft program, will be presented at Kaimuki Public Library on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Adult Reading Section.
Greeting card. Courtesy: Sharie Torres
Sharie Torres, who has taught the art of paper crafting for more than 10 years, will demonstrate how to create three unique greeting cards. Registration is required for this 1½-hour, hands-on program that is limited to 15 participants. All supplies will be provided.
The Friends of Kaimuki Library is sponsoring this program which is suitable for ages 10 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Kaimuki Public Library is located at 1041 Koko Head Avenue. For more information or to register, please call the Library at 733-8422.
Seminar for Inventors and Small Businesses at Aiea Library on Jan. 28
Inventors, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and the public are invited to attend a free seminar on patent and trademark searching at the new Aiea Public Library (99-374 Pohai Place) on Wednesday, January 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Program Room.
“Patent and Trademark Searching: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property” will feature presentations by Tom Turner and M. Neil Massong from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Va.; Len Higashi of the High Technology Development Corporation, Joseph Burns of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, and Jayna Uyehara of the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Hawaii State Library, and other donors are sponsoring this seminar.
Participants will learn step-by-step guidelines and strategies for conducting patent and trademark searches, and gain knowledge of lessons learned from local entrepreneurs. They will discover ways to protect intellectual property rights, avoid infringement lawsuits, and learn how to launch businesses the right way.
Registration is required due to limited seating. Call the Hawaii State Library's Federal Documents Section to register by Friday, January 23, 2015.
A seminar tie-in exhibit “Island Innovation: A Spotlight on Hawaii’s Patents and Trademarks” will be on display at the Hawaii State Library in January 2015. The exhibit will showcase a variety of Hawaii’s patent products and iconic trademarks, from unique plants to familiar logos.
"Martial Arts in Chinese Culture" lecture on Jan. 31
Stanley Henning, a researcher of Chinese martial arts history, will conduct this free slide presentation on martial arts in Chinese culture. Henning, who is also a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, has studied Yang Style Taijiquan and Shanxi Che in Taiwan, two popular forms of Chinese martial arts.
This one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older, and will include a question-and-answer session. Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. The new Aiea Public Library is located at 99-374 Pohai Place. For more information, please call the Library at 483-7333.
Meet Project Runway Hawaii Finalist at Kapolei Library Jan. 31
Courtesy: Kini Zamora
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fashion designer? Meet fashion designer Kini Zamora, a recent contestant on "Project Runway" Season 13, at Kapolei Public Library on Saturday, January 31 at 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby.
Learn how this talented local boy from Kapolei followed his dreams and overcame obstacles to become one of four finalists on the Lifetime Channel's popular "Project Runway" television show, and own two successful clothing lines in Hawaii.
The Friends of the Library Kapolei is sponsoring this free one-hour program for teens and adults, ages 12 and older. Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Kapolei Public Library is located at 1020 Manawai Street. For more information, please call the Library at 693-7050.