Something New at the Library
by Fusako Miyashiro
McDonald's in Waimanalo is the place to be on Thursday, April 18, between 5 and 8 pm. Librarian Nina O'Donnell and a Girls Scout troop will be there to greet you with stories, games and activities. This is in part to celebrate National Library Week an a fund raising opportunity for the Library system. All libraries in Hawaii will be participating in the various McDonald's during the week. McDonald's of Hawaii will donate 10% of all food and drink sales sold between 5 and 8 pm. This donation will be used to purchase children's books. Come and enjoy McLibrary Night!
NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM
The library system has just completed purchase of a new computer system for the library which will improve circulation procedures, but will also make it possible for you with computers at home to access information. More information will be forthcoming.
Hawaii State and federal reproducible tax forms are still available at the library until the end of April.
With sad hearts we report the death of Clinton Akana, a former resident of Waimanalo, retired police officer, sports coach, a warm and loving father and devoted husband of Sandy Akana, the first librarian of Waimanalo Public and School Library and presently branch manager of the Kailua Public Library. The "celebration of Clinton's birth to eternal life" was held on March 4 at St. John Vianney Church in Enchanted Lake with joyous music and the readings and words of comfort.
NEW BRANCH MANAGER
Congratulations to Nina O'Donnell, currently the Children's Librarian, who will begin serving as Branch Manager on April 1. Nina brings a wealth of experience and know-how to this job. She will be guiding the staff in being a self-directed work team, and ensuring that the reading and information needs of the community are being met. She is enthused at being back and comments, "I like the community of Waimanalo and am very excited about being the librarian here."
MAHALO NUI LOA
The community of Waimanalo has been very supportive of the library. I want to thank you all for being very patient with all the changes in procedures, as well as changes in staff. It has been a wonderful year for me and I have enjoyed working with all of you. You have made me feel very much at home here. I will be returning to the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) as its Branch Manger on April 1. Thank you again. I will never forget Waimanalo.
THE LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED serves persons who are visually impaired or physically handicapped in a way that makes using regular print material impossible. The Library of Congress supplies Braille and recorded books. A good number of Braille and recorded books are produced locally by staff and volunteers. Large print books are also available. Also available is a Radio Reading Service, a daily closed circuit radio service which airs live readings of selected articles from the Honolulu Advertiser. Waimanalo Library has brochures and applications.
Dear Author: students write about the books that changed their lives. YA 028.55 D
Be Kind to Yourself: explorations into self-empowerment by Gary Null. 158.1 N
Hawai'i Journeys in Nonviolence: autobiographical reflections. Edited by Glenn D. Paige, Lou Ann Ha'aheo Guanson and George Simson. H 301.6 H
The Beardstown Ladies' Stitch-in-Time Guide to Growing your Nest Egg: step-by-step planning for a comfortable future. 332.024 B
Starting Your Own Childcare Business: everything you need to know. 362.7 S
The Great American Idea Book: how to make money from your ideas: movies, books, inventions, businesses, and almost everything else! By Bob Coleman and Deborah Neville. 609.73 C
Jeep Owner's Bible: a hands on guide to getting the most from your jeep. By Robert Ludel.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Starting an Import/Export Business: 658.84 E
How to Start and Run Your Own Bed and Breakfast Inn: By Ripley Hotch and Carl Glassman. 658.91648 H
The Successful Business Plan: secrets and strategies. By Rhonda M. Adams.
Jewelry and Accessories: beautiful designs to make and wear. By Juliet Bawden 745.5942 B
Beadwork Basics: By Ann Benson. 746.5 B
Stained Glass: how to make stunning stained glass items using modern materials and traditional techniques--11 projects. By Marc Gerstein and Lynette Wrigley. 748.5 G