HLA 2019 Conference Social Events

Find out what fun events you can join on Kauaʻi.

The HLA Conference is around the corner

In addition to our jam packed schedule of presenters, there are several events planned around the island before and during the conference. We hope you'll join us at some or all of this events, as all of them are FREE for HLA members. Please see below for detailed information, and for registration information.

Saturday, November 9th

  1. Kauaʻi Historical Society
    10:30am-11:15am
    Join us for a tour of the archives and get a glimpse into their efforts to preserve Kauai
    ʻi's history and culture. Located in Lihue at 4396 Rice St. If you need a ride from the resort to this activity, email Sharrese Castillo at sharrese.castillo@librarieshawaii.org.
    Cost: FREE for all

  2. ACRL Project Outcome Workshop
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Led by Sara Goek, an ACRL trainer, this workshop will assist you in better understanding how to implement and measure project outcomes for academic and special libraries.
    Cost: FREE (for HLA members)
    Register for the workshop here
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  3. Talk Story Bookstore -- Reading & Discussion with Author Mehana Blaich Vaughan
    6:00pm-7:00pm
    Join us for a fun event at a local hotspot! Mehana Vaughan, one of our conference keynotes, will do a short reading from her book, "Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides." After a quick Q&A, there will be a book signing.
    Cost: FREE for all

  4. Movie Screenings at Hanapepe Public Library
    7:10pm-9:30pm
    We'll be screening "Saving ‘Ōhi’a" at 7:15PM and "The Public" at 8:00PM.
    Cost: FREE for all

Sunday, November 10th

  • Evening Reception
    6:30pm-9:45pm
    Following the conference, join us for heavy pupus and a cash bar. At 7:00pm, Aletha Kaohi, a Kauai Historian and Living Treasure, will regale us with stories of Kaua
    ʻi's history, as well as menehune. At 8:00pm, local musician Ron Toki will serenade us with beautiful music. This is an event you won't want to miss!
    Cost: FREE for HLA Members, $40 for non-HLA Members. No-Host-Bar!
    Register for the evening reception here.

Aletha Kawelukawahinehololioolimaloa Goodwin Kaohi

Lifetime resident of Waimea, Kauaʻi who worked 36 years in the Public Library system, 10 as part-time Library Clerk and 26 years as Library Technician. The experience gained in library service helps her in the work she does today. The preservation of Hawaiian culture and artifacts has been a passionate lifelong interest. She was a lecturer on Hawaiian culture at Kauaʻi Community College for 7 years. A Hawaiian cultural practitioner who is the manager and program coordinator for West Kauaʻi Visitor Center, a mini Museum and Resource Center.


Together with E. Kalani Flores, she co-authored a comprehensive survey of Nohili, the most western point of Kauaʻi and with Stanley H.L. Lum she co-authored a paper, Kahu: It’s Origin and Use (Aliʻi servant) and the publication “Celebrating Advocacy; Past, Present, and Future.”


Donna Stewart, concluding her article in the Spring 1998 issue of “Kauaʻi Magazine” wrote:

“Underlying Aletha’s busy life is a calm and spiritual strength drawn from her past. She pours that strength and her energy into her numerous activities. Her motive is to better the lives of her family, neighbors and generations beyond, and to perpetuate the past.”