ORIENTATION FOR PROSPECTIVE READING TUTORS, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Alu Like Inc., 567 S. King St., Suite 400; introduction to the challenges of living without literacy, explanation of tutor training, what is expected of volunteer tutors; free; call for a reservation. 537-6706.
DAVE PELZER, survivor of extreme child abuse and New York Times best-selling author of "Help Yourself," "A Child Called It," "A Man Named Dave," and "The Lost Boy," will sign books and lecture, 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Waldenbooks, Kihei, Maui; free. 808-875-6607.
SHAKESPEARE ON SUNDAY, reading of "Julius Caesar," 7 p.m. next Sunday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; free. 737-3323.
BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE classes 6 p.m. every Wednesday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; free. 737-3323.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY READERS GROUP meets 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
YOUNG READERS GROUP meets 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.