STATE LIBRARY FURLOUGH DAYS: Closed: Dec. 16, 24, 31.
"AMERICAN CHINATOWN," slide show, talk and reading by author Bonnie Tsui; 5 p.m. Dec. 17, Hawaii Heritage Center, 1040 Smith St.; reservations by Dec. 14, 521-2749.
"CHRISTMAS IS EVERYWHERE," performance by 26-member Lincoln Elementary School Keiki Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Hawai'i State Library lobby; free; all ages; 586-3510 .
HOLIDAY SEASON PUPPET TIMES, free program of puppets, finger plays and songs by puppeteer Christy Lipps, suitable for all ages; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Kapolei Public Library, with an appearance by Santa, 693-7050; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library, 831-6831; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19, '─ina Haina Public Library, 377-2456.
"BUSS LAUGH: STAND UP POETRY FROM HAWAI'I," book launch with readings by editor Lee Tonouchi, contributors; 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 18, Bess Press Warehouse, 3565 Harding Ave.; reservations, Anela, 734-7159, by Dec. 14.
"A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS with the Aloha Performing Arts Company," 11 a.m. Dec. 19, Kealakekua Public Library, Big Island, adult reading area; all ages; 808-323-7585.
PEARL HARBOR ATTACK ANNIVERSARY, "Dark Clouds Over Paradise: The Hawai'i Internees Story" exhibit, through Dec. 19, second-floor lobby, Kapolei Public Library; 693-7050.
"THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF FATHER DAMIEN," one-hour performance by actor/ scholar Terence Knapp; 2 p.m. Dec. 20, KaimukÝ Public Library, all ages; 733-8422.