UH Manoa Library is the place to be this summer

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator
Posted: Jun 3, 2009

The University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Library is working hard to support research and the community amidst the state‘s budget cuts. Hamilton and Sinclair Library summer hours are:

Monday — Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed on Saturday

Sunday Noon to 6:00 p.m.

The following services and events are part of this summer‘s offerings:


Manoa MAGIS Center ~ The Maps and GIS Center in Hamilton Library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Located on the third floor in Room 310 (turn left when exiting the elevators and look for the sign), the MAGIS librarians look forward to showing visitors the wealth of maps and aerial photos in the collection and how to integrate them into courses, research and publications. For more information, call Salim at 808-956-0833 or email salim.mohammed@hawaii.edu

The MAGIS website is: http://magis.manoa.hawaii.edu.

Library Shop ~ Hamilton Library has opened a small shop to help its patrons with the following items:

Recycled Stick Pen, All-in-One Mini Notebook, Blazer Pen, Translucent Economy Portfolio, Kool Klick Mechanical, USB Flash Drive (2G), Ryukyu Scroll Card Set, J. Webber Prints, and the book, Making Connections: Treasures from the University Library.

All items can be viewed in the display case located near the business window in the Hamilton Library lobby. Other items will be added in the future, such as the popular Charles Darwin Bobblehead. The Darwin Bobbleheads are currently enroute from the manufacturer.


The current exhibit, ʻOkika o Hawaiʻi ~ Pressed for Time, in the Hamilton Bridge Gallery will be open through June 22, 2009, during building hours. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between several campus and community partners, coordinated by Michael Thomas (Collection Manager, Joseph F. Rock Herbarium, Botany), Teri Skillman (Events & Communications Coordinator) and Deborah Dunn (Preservation Dept.). The exhibit presents botanical prints and rare orchids native to the Hawaiian Islands; a living orchid garden; the way in which orchids transformed the landscape through agricultural development, university research, and commercial enterprise in Hawaii; cultural uses of the orchid in Hawaiian lei making, music, and hula; and, a diverse array of orchid inspired Oshibana artworks.


The Library is offering two workshops to complement the current exhibit, ʻOkika o Hawai‘i: Pressed for Time.

The first workshop is a two-part workshop entitled, "Beginning Oshibana Workshop: the Art of Flower Pressing." There will be two meetings on Sunday, June 14 & 21 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Hamilton Library 301. The workshop will introduce plant pressing techniques, including selection and proper handling of different plant species, methods of plant drying, composition, and arrangement. Class sessions include demonstrations, discussion, and critiques. No previous experience required. Class is limited to 15 participants. Instructor Edwin Cheung graduated from Hong Kong Art Academy and is an Oshibana student of Master Nobujiro Yamaguchi. Ed is a member of the Hawaiʻi Kai Orchid Society & he received the American Orchid Society Oshibana Outstanding Display award in 2008. The workshop fee, payable to instructor, is $125 which includes supplies & framing materials. Please call to reserve your spot.

The second workshop, "Orchids & Tea: a workshop for beginners!," will be led by Mel Waki of the Honolulu Orchid Society on Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. followed by tea in the Orchid exhibit. Space is limited to 25 so please call for reservation. Participants may bring an orchid plant (limit one plant per person) for repotting or bring a plant that is not doing well for diagnosis and discussion. Potting materials will be provided.

For more information on the library or to reserve a place in either workshop, contact Teri Skillman at 956-8688 or email skillman@hawaii.edu