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Pahoa Library Remains Open and Offers 24/7 Wi-Fi Access

Pahoa Library Remains Open and Offers 24/7 Wi-Fi Access

While the Kilauea lava flow advances into Pahoa Village on the Big Island, the Pahoa Public & School Library will remain open as long as conditions remain safe, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

The Library, located on the campus of Pahoa High and Intermediate School, provides materials, reference services, programs, public computers and free wireless Internet access to the Pahoa community as well as the public, charter, and private schools in the area.

During this critical time, the Library will offer free after hours Wi-Fi service that will be accessible 24/7 as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the building.  In addition, Mountain View Public and School Library and Keaau Public and School Library will also offer this free Wi-Fi access for area residents.  Wi-Fi users are advised to connect to the “HSPLS-Lava” network.

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New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will be the featured artist at 12 selected public libraries during the months of October and November in celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Fall Programs for Children and Teens.

Ferlatte, a New Orleans native, is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning storyteller, sharing her tales in a multitude of countries on six continents as well as throughout the U.S.A., including previous visits to Hawaii.

In addition to receiving numerous honors for her performances, all eight of her recordings have won awards including Parents’ Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, National Parenting Publications, and Children’s Music Web Award. Ferlatte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008.

Ferlatte will present the following four programs: 

“Haunted Bayou” at five Neighbor Island libraries, just in time for Halloween:

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has hired Reimi Donlin as a human resources consultant. In her new position, Donlin is responsible for auditing and consulting McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s operational leadership on human resources practices on employee benefits and compensation.  Donlin comes to McDonald’s after gaining experience in a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as a legal secretary at the firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Previously she worked first as a compensation specialist and then, after promotion, as compensation analyst at First Hawaiian Bank.

“We are delighted to have Reimi join the McDonald’s team,” said Paulette Wage, human resources manager at McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “Her background in human resources and compensation will be valuable.” 

Keaau Library Presents Preschool Storytime this Fall Starting October 27

Keaau Library Presents Preschool Storytime this Fall Starting October 27

Keaau Public and School Library (Big Island) will offer a series of Preschool Storytimes this fall on Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning October 27.  The public librarian will conduct the free storytime program in the Humanities Room.

Keiki ages 3 and older are invited to hear stories, learn finger plays, sing songs, and do simple craft activities.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

The 45-minute storytime is also scheduled for November 3, 10, 17, and 24.  Contact the Library three weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.              

Keaau Public & School Library is located at 16-571 Keaau-Pahoa Road, on the campus of Keaau Middle School.  For more information, please call the Library at (808) 982-4281.   

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New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

Hawai‘i Public Radio is thrilled to open its Atherton Performing Arts Studio 2014-15 Winter Season on Friday, November 7 with multi-talented New Orleans pianist-singer Jon Cleary. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat who combines soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves, melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. His solo performance in the  intimate 75-seat Atherton will feature songs from his latest, critically acclaimed album Occapella! (all from the catalog of Allen Toussaint), and insights about the music of New Orleans.

Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. They may be purchased online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

Hawaii Solar Industry Leaders Receive Prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

HONOLULU – SafeConnect Solar, a venture started by Hawaii solar industry veterans Mark Duda and Todd Georgopapadakos of Distributed Energy Partners, today announced it has been awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.  The SunShot Incubator award supports development of SafeConnect’s patent-pending device that makes rooftop solar installations simpler, safer, and more affordable.

 

“Renewables are the future of energy generation, but price still limits adoption in many markets,” said Georgopapadakos, SafeConnect Solar Partner.  “For rooftop photovoltaics, the key challenge is reducing ‘soft costs’ – the expense associated with permitting, installation, interconnection, and maintenance.  These have remained persistently high even as module prices have plummeted. Our IP attacks these costs head-on.”

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Host Halloween Programs in October

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Host Halloween Programs in October

With Halloween just around the corner, the following Big Island, Maui, and Oahu public libraries are scheduled to host free Halloween programs and events; young keiki must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver: