HAWAII LITERACY volunteer tutor orientation, 3-5 p.m. April 5; Borders Books, Ward Centre, second floor; registration, 537-6706.
ASA YAMASHITA SCHOLARSHIP fundraiser, with a portion of sales at Barnes & Noble, Kahala, donated to a deserving Wai'anae High School senior, April 5 (mention at check-out). Also: donations taken of books for the school library; information, Ipo Tonaki, 737-3323.
EASTER CARD WORKSHOP for ages 5 and older; 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 5; Kaimuki Public Library; free; all materials provided; 733-8422.
"ALOHA SHORTS," local literature readings by Hawai'i's top actors/personalities, this one featuring writings from Bamboo Ridge Press; 7 p.m. April 5 (pre-show music, 6:45 p.m.), Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St.; free; reservations recommended: 955-8821.
FRIENDS OF PEARL CITY LIBRARY VIDEOS SALE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 5; library lobby; all under $1; 453-6566.
"JUST THE FREE STUFF: COMPUTERS 101," a monthly series of computer workshops for beginning adult users; 8:30-9:45 a.m. April 6 (sharing photos), May 11 (Facebook basics) and June 8 (creating a blog); Kapolei Public Library, second-floor adult nonfiction computer area; 693-7050.
HONOLULU SYMPHONY "MEET THE MUSICIAN" SERIES, featuring clarinetists Jim Moffitt and Norm Foster; 7 p.m. April 6 and May 4; Borders, Ward Centre; free; 591-8995.
"MUSUBI MAN," Honolulu Theatre for Youth's local-style version of "The Gingerbread Man," library production:
"AUTISM: HOW TO REQUEST HELP FOR YOUR CHILD," presentation by Mane Futo, parent of an autistic child; 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 7, Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; 293-8935.
NATIONAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION, Honolulu chapter meeting, 7 p.m. April 7; Borders, Ward Centre, with speaker Michael Shapiro, editor of Hawaiian Airlines' in-flight magazine, Hana Hou!; 591-8995.
"WORD ART MAGNETS," workshop for ages 12 and older, marking Poetry Month 2009, this one on creating magnets featuring favorite words or quotes; 3-4 p.m. April 8, Kaimuki Public Library, young adult section; free; all materials provided; 733-8422.
KAHUKU BOOK CLUB, discussion of "The Other" by David Guterson; 11 a.m. April 8, Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; 293-8935.
KAHUKU AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, starting April 8, for crafts and a mystery movie; Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; 293-8935.
CHARLES DARWIN BOBBLEHEAD SALES LIBRARY FUNDRAISER, marking 200th anniversary of Darwin's birthday, through May 17, University of Hawai'i Hamilton Library, first-floor business window; $25; 956-7203.
TODDLER PUZZLETIME, a new program for ages 3 and younger, with stories, songs, fingerplays and educational puzzles; 10:30 a.m. May 7, Hawai'i Kai Library; free; 397-5833.
PUBLIC LIBRARY WI-FI HOT SPOTS: Kane'ohe Public Library joins Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library in offering free wireless Internet access (no printers available, although patrons can print documents from the library's public-access printers); information, 831-6877.
JANICE CROWL will sign copies of her illustrated children's book "Pulelehua and Mamaki," 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 5 (includes a reading, an art activity and butterfly display); Native Books, Ward Warehouse; and 10-11 a.m. April 11, Borders, Maui Marketplace, Kahului; and 3-5 p.m., April 11, Mike Carroll Gallery, Lana'i; 847-8274.
CAROL DEVENOT, author and Honolulu Advertiser columnist, will sign copies of "Global Light Cuisine," 2 p.m. April 11; Borders, Ward Centre; 737-3323.
BILL'S BOOKMOBILE, a fundraising project of Friends of the Library of Hawai'i, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first Saturday monthly, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; 536-4174.
ADULT PAPER CRAFTS OPPORTUNITY for making cards, decorations, scrapbooks, tags, etc., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., fourth Saturday monthly (except May and December), Kalihi-Palama Public Library auditorium; table space and some electrical access provided (bring supplies and snacks); registration, 832-3466.
"Talk Story Radio," weekly radio show hosted by Jeff Gere; 5:30 p.m. Mondays; broadcast on KTUH 90.3 FM, 7 p.m. Thursdays; www.talkstoryradio.com.
Youth Speaks Hawaii, slam poetry workshops, hosted by Kealoha, TravisT, Melvin, Darron and Lyz; 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; The ARTS at Marks Garage; free; 387-9664.
CHILDREN'S STORYTIME, 10:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 16; Kaimuki Public Library, Children's Room; free; 733-8422.
Keiki storytimE, stories read aloud, finger plays and occasional crafts for ages 2-5; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 8; Kailua Public Library; free; 266-9911.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, with stories, sing-alongs, finger plays and crafts; 10 a.m. Thursdays through April 23, Wai'anae Public Library; no registration required; 697-7868.
Toddler time storytime, stories read aloud, sing-alongs and rhymes, for babies to toddlers up to age 3; 10 a.m. Mondays through April 27 (except holidays); Hawai'i State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children; free; 586-3510.
PEARL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIME/CRAFT SESSIONS, with stories, songs, activities and crafts for children 3 and older with parent/caregiver; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May 13; Adult Reading Room; 453-6566.
TODDLER STORYTIME, with stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and playtime, for ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through May 13; 'Ewa Beach Public and School Library; free; 689-1204.
"PUZZLETIME: A TODDLER STORYTIME," with educational board puzzle play, age-appropriate storytime, sing-alongs and activities, for ages 1 to 3; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through May 14; Pearl City Public Library, Children's Room; 453-6566.
Keiki storytime, stories read aloud, sing-alongs, finger plays and a simple craft, for ages 3 and older; 10-10:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays; Kapolei Public Library; free; 693-7050.
Toddler storytime, books, finger plays, matching games and songs, for ages 2-3; 10 a.m. Tuesdays; McCully-Mo'ili'ili Public Library; free; 973-1099.
Keiki storytime; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays; Borders, Waikele; free; 676-6699.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Mililani Public Library; free; 627-7470.
Read Me a Story, books read by volunteer storytellers for children 12 and younger and their parents; 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Honolulu Academy of Arts; free for children, included with $7 admission for parents; 532-8700.
Keiki storytime, stories, songs, sing-alongs and other activities; 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Kahuku Public & School Library; free; 293-8935.
Keiki storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Borders, Ward Centre; free; 591-8995.
Preschool storytime, stories read aloud, sing-alongs, finger plays and a simple craft, for ages 3-5; 4 p.m. Wednesdays; Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library; free; 733-8488.