holiday book drive at Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; customers are invited to take a gift tag from the display and buy a book for a child.
HA'AWINA 'OLELO HAWAI'I Hawaiian language lessons, 7 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
POETRY & PROSE, readings of works by writers from Hawai'i and the greater Pacific, 6 p.m. Thursday, Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii store, Ward Warehouse; opening pule, pupu and music to precede readings.
RHYTHM & RHYME poetry reading, music, art and open mike, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Coffee Talk, 3601 Wai'alae Ave; free. 737-7444.
Elmer Guzman, author of "The Shoreline Chef: Creative Cuisine for Hawaiian Reef Fish," signs his book, noon today, Borders Ward Centre (591-8995); and noon next Sunday, Waldenbooks Pearlridge. 488-9488.
Evelyn E. Cook signs her book "100 Years of Healing the Legacy of a Kauai Missionary Doctor," 2:30 p.m. today, Waldenbooks, Pearlridge, and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Hawaiian Historical Society, downtown.
Anabel Baldwin signs her children's books, including "Spirit Ponies in the Mountain Mists" and "Spirit Trails Under the Mauka Moon," 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Baldwin House Museum, Lahaina, Maui; noon Wednesday, Cannery Shopping Center, Lahaina; noon Saturday, Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, Ward Warehouse; and 11 a.m. next Sunday, Bishop Museum's First Annual Candy Cane Lane.
ANDRE DUBUS III signs his suspense novel "House of Sand and Fog," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
"CHRISTMAS TALK STORY," members of Honolulu Theatre for Youth read and sign their book/CD, 7 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
SERGIO GOES AND JEFF WIDENER, professional photographers whose works are included in "America 24-7," noon Saturday, Borders Ward Centre. 591-8995.
FRANCES KAKUGAWA signs "Wordsworth the Poet," 1 p.m. Saturday, Waldenbooks Pearlridge (488-9488); and noon next Sunday, Waldenbooks Kahala. 737-9550.
FRANKLIN S. ODO will sign "No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawai'i during World War II," 9:30 a.m. today, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i; free. 945-7633.
KIM TAYLOR REECE, who has captured hula kahiko in his photos, signs his books and calendar, noon Sunday, Borders Ward Centre. 591-8995.
BRICKWOOD GALUTERIA will sign "Hawaii's Kitchen Cookbook," 1:30 p.m. next Sunday, Waldenbooks, Pearlridge. 488-9488.
TRUDY MAHELONA AND IPO sign the doggie cookbook "Paws Through Paradise," 2 p.m. Sunday, Borders Ward Centre. 591-8995.
BeachHouse Publishing seeks poetry for a children's book with Hawaiian themes. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 2926, 'Ewa Beach, HI 96706. Deadline: Jan. 2.
Star Poets 2004 is accepting poetry submissions from students in grades 3-12, for cash prizes during National Poetry Month (April). Entry forms available at Starbucks stores on O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island, and at www.starbuckshawaii.com. Entry deadline: Jan. 15.
LITERATURE READERS GROUP meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Borders Ward Centre. 591-8995.
ROMANTIC BORDERS READERS GROUP meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.
Craft and Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
Preschool story time, for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 17, Liliha Public Library. 587-7577.
Keiki Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Children's Amphitheater, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.