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POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Plastic in ocean is subject of film

The threat of plastic debris in the ocean and its impact on marine life is the subject of a documentary showing tomorrow at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.

“;Synthetic Sea Story”; follows members of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation to the “;Great Pacific Garbage Patch”; (technically the North Pacific Sub-tropical Gyre between Hawaii and California) as they sample and study the ocean-born rubbish.

Part of this month's Plastic and Hawaii's Marine Life lecture/film series, the 6:30 p.m. screening at the Department of Architecture Auditorium will be followed by a discussion with Dean Otsuki and Suzanne Frazer, co-founders of BEACH (Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii).

Admission is free. For this and future events, visit http://www.b-e-a-c-h.org/ april09series.html.


National Library Week is starting

This week starts National Library Week, themed “;Worlds connect @ your library.”; Events include:

» The Hawaii Nature Center presents “;The Wonderful World of Ewa's Wetlands”; at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at Ewa Beach Public & School Library.

» “;Mystery Matinee Movie”; at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow at Ewa Beach Public & School Library.

» Learn to make miniature books from Connie Gallano at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Waianae Public Library.

» Storytelling with Sandra MacLees at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Lihue Public Library on Kauai and 10 a.m. Thursday at Kapolei Public Library.

» Bruce McGonigal, “;The Bird Guy,”; at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Waianae Public Library.

» Slack-key guitarist John Keawe at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Naalehu Public Library on the Big Island.

» Brandon Wilson, author of “;Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace,”; at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lanai Public & School Library.

» “;Tai Chi for Health and Wellness”; with Christopher Eng at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ewa Beach Public & School Library.

» The Maui All Strings youth ensemble at 1 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Public Library on Maui.

» Magician Glen Bailey at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Liliha Public Library.

» Storyteller Dave Del Rocco, 1 p.m. Sunday at Kaimuki Public Library; 10:30 a.m. April 25 at Kahului Public Library; 2 p.m. April 25 at Lahaina Public Library.

» Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb at 10 a.m. April 21 at Waialua Public Library.

» Clear Englebert, author of “;Feng Shui for Hawaii,”; at 11 a.m. April 25 at Hilo Public Library.

» Honokaa High School Jazz Band at 5 p.m. April 29 at Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library in Kamuela.

Call 831-6877 or visit http://www.librarieshawaii.org.

LOOK » “;Myths & Magic: Mask Dance from Sri Lanka.”; The exhibit at the East-West Center Gallery opens today. There also will be various events going on throughout the exhibit, which will be listed in our upcoming Sunday edition.

LISTEN » New albums out today: Death Cab for Cutie — “;The Open Door”; (EP), Silversun Pickups — “;Swoon”;

DO » Enter Mellow's drawing, at 841 Bishop St. through April 30, for a pair of diamond earrings.