Book Review- Wayfinding Through the Storm

by Misty on February 4, 2010
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One of the books recommended to us by Manoa Library Branch Manager Christel Collins, as part of our Library Tour Challenge, is the latest historic composition of Gavan Daws. Wayfinding Through the Storm (Watermark, 2009) is one of …

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A Holiday Hiatus & Library Tour Update

by Alex on December 31, 2009
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First off, I hope everybody is enjoying the holiday season!  It’s been very fun, but very busy for both Misty and I.  You may have noticed we’ve been on a slight hiatus the last two weeks and one of the …

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Book Review – Kāneʻohe: A History of Change

by Alex on December 14, 2009
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There is a great sense of preservation at Kaneohe Library.  When speaking with Thomas Churma, we felt that under his management the library had a strong sense of safeguarding its past by balancing it with technology of the present.  There …

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Library Tour: Liliha Public Library

by Misty on December 9, 2009
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posted by M.L. Sanico

I think one of the first things we started realizing about the Hawaii State Public Library System (the only statewide public library system in the United States) is that its greatest resources are its employees. We’ve …

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Book Review: Obake Files by Glen Grant

by Alex on November 28, 2009
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Since starting our Hawaii State Public Library Challenge Tour, we have learned a great deal about our state library system.  We’ve learned about how they categorize and display books, what kinds of programs and services are commonly and uniquely offered, …

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Library Tour: Kaneohe Public Library

by Alex on November 19, 2009
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Libraries are often very busy on Saturdays and not all branches have the luxury of being open on a weekend, so we try to visit most locations during the week.  One of the challenges we have in our Library Tour …

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Library Tour: Manoa Public Library

by Misty on November 14, 2009
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Coming into this Library Tour Challenge we knew it wouldn’t be easy to accomplish, that there would be some bumps along the way, and that with Hawai’i’s libraries struggling we’d have to be flexible. We knew not all locations would …

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Library Tour: Waimānalo Public and School Library

by Dawn on November 2, 2009
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posted by D.Sueoka

A few Wednesdays ago, Misty, Alex, and I made the trek over the Pali to visit the Waimānalo Public and School Library. The library is located at 41-1320 Kalaniana‘ole Highway. Stately banyan trees shelter the entrance and …

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Library Tour: Kailua Library

by Alex on October 24, 2009
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posted by A.Alba

Kailua Public Library is the next stop on Hawaii Book Blog’s Hawaii Public Library Challenge Tour.  We drove up to the Windward side on a beautiful Saturday morning, hoping to catch some breakfast and run a …

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Book End: Weekend of Oct. 17

by Alex on October 16, 2009
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Another hectic week has passed and we feel we are constantly busy, not only with blog-related events but also a number of other things.  It’s always difficult around the holidays to find the time for everything you want to do, …

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Library Challenge Book Review: The Musubi Man chronicles

by Alex on September 30, 2009
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As a part of our Hawaii Public Library Challenge Tour, we ask each librarian for one book recommendation for us to read and review.  For Diane Masaki from Aiea Library, we talked about a number of books, but she …

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