`Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club has an extensive collection of books in our library that has been growing from the day we formed as an organization. From Historical to Informational, Fiction to Keiki, we have it all.
We hope to use this page not only to inform or members of the books that are available, but also to spotlight some of the books in our library and present a review or two on a few of them. We welcome comments if you have something you are looking for or something that you have read and would like to share your mana`o (thoughts) with the rest of us.
Our first spotlight book on our page is very special indeed!
Thanks to the generous makana from author Dr. Phil Barnes, and publisher Petroglyph Press, `Ainahau members are going to be treated to a wonderful book titled A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands. This book will actually be available to read online from our website and will be posted a chapter at time starting on Monday April 13th. We welcome discussion and on the website, there will be a place to comment and share your thoughts with all of us.
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Here is some information from our benefactor:
We are a family owned and operated printing and publishing company located in beautiful Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. We offer many services, including copies, fax, printing, bindery, and lamination. Check out our Services Page for a full list. We also publish a line of Hawaiiana Books. In fact, Petroglyph Press remains the only publisher in the state of Hawaii that can claim its products are entirely “made in Hawaii.” From design and composition through binding and distribution, Petroglyph Press creates books about Hawaii from Hawaii in its Hilo facility.
In the spirit of aloha, both Petroglyph Press and Dr. Barnes are sharing this book with us free of charge. Please take a moment to click on the link below to browse through their online store.
Special thanks to Ululani Cortez, who after reading this book, was so touched and moved by it, personally reached out to the publisher and author asking if they would be willing to share this with the AOKHCC `ohana. Mahalo Aunty, we appreciate your diligent efforts!