See a comprehensive list of literary events at www.honoluluadvertiser.com/islandlife.
ACADEMY OF ARTS BIG BOOK CLEARANCE SALE, from the academy's lending collection; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11 and 12, Art Center at Linekona. 532-8720.
KOKO HEAD ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL BOOK FAIR, 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., July 6-10, 189 Lunalilo Home Road. 397-5811.
SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH CHRIS DA CLOWN, appropriate for all ages, 1-2 p.m. July 6, Pearl City Public Library, adult reading area; free. 453-6566, www.librarieshawaii.org.
KAHUKU "TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY" series, cooking demonstration with "Pickle Passion" cookbook author Leonora "Pickle Lady" Ching; 6:30 p.m. July 7, Kahuku Public and School Library conference room; suitable for all ages, but aimed at ages 12 and older; free; 293-8935.
SALT LAKE 'STORM TROOPERS' FOOD DRIVE, canned food collection to benefit the homeless and laid-off workers, with "Storm Troopers" from Pacific Outpost, 501st Legion; 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 8, Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library; picture-posing sessions and Wii game station available for donations. 831-6831.
"DO NOT BUILD A FRANKENSTEIN!," presentation and demonstration by the book's author and illustrator, Neil Numberman; 11 a.m., July 11, McCully-Mo'ili'ili Public Library; for ages 3 and older, accompanied by parent/caregiver; free. 973-1099.
ROCK 'N ROLL OVER DEAD MURDER MYSTERY PARTY, a Teen Summer Reading Program event in which teen "super sleuths" search for murder mystery clues throughout the library; 2:30 p.m. July 10, Liliha Public Library; suitable for ages 12 and older; free., 587-7577.
PAHALA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Big Island) closed through approximately mid-August for construction of improvements. No book drop, summer reading programs or passport application service. Temporary extended hours at Na'alehu Public Library. 831-6877
"KARATE: FROM OKINAWA TO HAWAI'I," exhibition of karate images in prewar Hawai'i, from the collection of the Hawaii Karate Museum, through Aug. 28, library hours, UH-Manoa's Hamilton Library, Bridge Gallery; free; open to the public; information, 988-8688.
ESSAY CONTEST, for grades 5-8, to learn and write about the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, sponsored by the Aloha Chapter, National Society For the Daughters of the American Revolution. Entries accepted through January; for information, e-mail DAR.AmHistory@yahoo.com.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTEST, for grades 9-12, prize of $1,200 and paid lodging and transportation to Washington, D.C., in October 2010, to read prize-winning essay on Columbus Day, sponsored by Aloha Chapter, National Society For the Daughters of the American Revolution. Entries accepted through January; e-mail DAR.AmHistory@yahoo.com.
BILL'S BOOKMOBILE, a library fundraising project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. first Saturday monthly, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; 536-4174.
Youth Speaks Hawaii, slam poetry workshops, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 387-9664.
PRESCHOOL PLAYTIME, for ages 3 and older, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays, through July 16, Waipahu Public Library; free; information 675-0358.
CHILDREN'S STORYTIME, 10:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 16, Kaimuki Public Library, Children's Room; free. 733-8422.
PAJAMA MONDAY, a bedtime story, song and simple crafts, 6-7 p.m. , July 6, Kalihi-Palama Public Library; free. 832-3466.
Keiki storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, Waikele; free. 676-6699. Also, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Borders, Ward Centre; free. 591-8995.
TINY TALES FOR TINY TOTS, 9-9:45 and 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through July 18, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, for ages 4 and under with a parent or caregiver; free. 832-3466.
Read Me a Story, for age 12 and under and their parents, 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Honolulu Academy of Arts; children included with parent's $7 admission. 532-8700.
KEIKI STORYTIME, for ages 3 and older, 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays, through July 15, Pearl City Public Library; free. 453-6566.
AROUND THE WORLD WEDNESDAYS, exploring the continents through stories and crafts, limited to 15 students, kindergarten-third grade, 3:30-4:40 p.m. Wednesdays through July 22, Kalihi-Palama Public Library; free. 832-3466.
Preschool storytimE, for ages 3-5, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library; free. 733-8488.
KEIKI PUZZLETIME, for ages 1 1/2-3, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, 9:30-10 a.m. Thursdays, through July 16, Pearl City Public Library; free. 453-6566.
Keiki storytime, for ages 3 and older, 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 30, Kapolei Public Library; free. 693-7050.