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Lives Change at your Library

Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library News Release

All types of libraries across the nation participate in National Library Week each April; we celebrate the contributions of our libraries, librarians, and promote library use and support. The Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library would like you to join our celebration of National Library Week on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon for several workshops offered on the influence of economics within our everyday lives.

Workshop topics surround this year’s Library Week theme “Lives Change at your Library” and will include Hawaiian Historical Culture and Economics, Money Management and Preparing for our Future. Workshops will be presented on the hour and will include different topic activities and discussions, so stay for one or stay for all. Refreshments and pupus will be provided and keiki are welcome. The Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library is located in the green building that was once the MEO Head Start in Ho`olehua.

The Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library provides informational services to Native Hawaiians and others interested in Hawaiian history and culture. Materials available include references, reading material, maps, DVDs, and Native Hawaiian research collection. There are also two digital collections available: Ulukau, which contains material that was written in Hawaiian and includes obtainable translations; and Hawaii Digital Library (HDL), which provides information about Hawaii.
Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library and Sust`ainable Molokai would like to thank Colette Machado and OHA for their generous support in enabling Hawaiian Community Assets to train several community members in the organization’s financial literacy curriculum. The training and workshops offered during Library Week are a part of a bigger vision to build youth financial literacy programming on Molokai.

The Pre-Library Week event “Ulukau and Beyond,” will be held on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10. On those days, two sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Molokai Youth Center in Kaunakakai. During the event, an Ulukau Specialist from Oahu will be navigating participants through the digital Ulukau collection. There will be a limited number of computers available, so if you have access to a laptop, please bring it with you. If you would like to participate, but the times for both days do not meet your schedule, please contact Alu Like Library Assistant, K. Nani Kawa`a at (808) 285-4548 to make other arrangements.

So, how has the library changed your life? Come and take part in Library Week and Pre-Library Week sessions. All events are free and open to the public. Remember your stories are key in communicating the value of libraries.


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