Celebrate Hawaii State Library's 100th Birthday Party on May 18
Hawaii State Library, the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System, is currently celebrating its Centennial Anniversary and will present a Special Birthday Party on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Library, located at 478 South King Street, will kick off the party at 9:30 a.m. featuring a performance of Scottish bagpipes and dancers, in honor of millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who contributed $100,000 to build the new library which opened on February 1, 1913. In addition, there will be Chinese Lion and Dragon Dances to ensure good fortune for the Library in the next 100 years.
There will be a variety of free programs, activities, centennial balloons, and lucky drawings for the whole family throughout the day including a Children's Storytime with balloon sculpting by "Uncle Dwain," a photo opportunity with Star Wars costumed characters from the Pacific Outpost of the 501st Imperial Legion, a Miss Vamp and Count Dracula Read Aloud: Tales of Blood!, Hanafuda Hawaii-Style, Airbrush Tattoos by Tribal Tattoos, origami crane-folding, online database training, Library Wheel of Fortune, birthday cake and refreshments. Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete listing of programs and activities.
Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. For more information, please call the Hawaii State Library at 586-3500.