Hilo Public Library’s ‘Meet the Author’ Events

April 9, 2015, 9:31 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:29 PM
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Three “Meet the Author” events are scheduled at the Hilo Public Library during the month of April. Each of the events last one-hour and are appropriate for all ages, according to library officials.

On Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m., local authors Steve Hendricks and Sharon Reed-Hendricks will share highlights of their book, “One Man’s Dream – One Woman’s Reality,” on the library’s lanai. The book revolves around a true story of how the pair lived their dream on a budget.

Author Wayne Subica will share his book, “Big Island Hamakua Coast History,” in the library’s computer lab on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Subica is a local historian and museum curator of the Hawai’i Plantation Museum. During his book discussion, Subica will discuss the history of sugar cane workers and the plantation era.

“Aloha ‘Aina Volume II: More Big Island Memories” will be discussed on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. by two authors who contributed to the anthology. Waiakea High School retired librarian Gloria Kobayashi, who is also an editor and contributor, and former Hawai’i Public Radio commentator Rochelle delaCruz will discuss selections from the book. The selections include volcanic eruptions, plantation life, local businesses, tsunami recollections, and growing up before the 1960’s.

Individuals who may need a sign language interpreter or other accommodation should contact the library as soon as possible for arrangements at 933-8888.

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