"READERS' CHOICES," part of Hawai'i Public Radio's "Aloha Shorts" series, this featuring writings nominated by readers, read by the authors (including Lee Cataluna, Darrell H.Y. Lum, Eric Chock, Nora Okja Keller, Christy-Anne Passion, Cedric Yamanaka and Lois-Ann Yamanaka); 6:45 p.m. (music), 7 p.m. readings, April 11, Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St.; free; reservations recommended (seats held only until 6:55 p.m.), 955-8821.
"FROM THE BURKHA TO THE THONG: Everything Must, and Can, Change: We Need Total Revolution," talk, by Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution Newspaper, who writes on the rise of theocracy, wars and repression in the U.S., 7 p.m. April 13, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Architecture Building auditorium; sponsored by Revolution Books; free to UH students, otherwise by donation; information, 944-3106.
KAHUKU "TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY" SERIES, 6:30 p.m. April 13, with "Stories from Around the World," with storyteller Dave Del Rocco, former Hawai'i librarian, Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; information, 293-8935.
AARP INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, at Kahuku Public & School Library; free; information, 293-8935.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
"SLOT CAR RACING," presentation by Martin "Uncle Marty" Wisner, 2 p.m. April 15, Pāhala Public & School Library, Big Island, Children's Room; free; information, 808-928-2015.
CRAFT-MAKING WITH GAYLE KANDUL, 10 a.m. April 17, Wai'anae Public Library, with book-related crafts, suitable for ages 12 and older; materials provided; registration requested, 697-7868.
CELEBRATE READING, April 17, UH-Mānoa art auditorium, a free intergenerational writing and reading festival featuring local and Mainland writers, reading performances, breakout discussions, and craft conversations on writing poetry, the short story, writing from research, the novel, creating voice, writing science fiction, etc. Information: 239-9726, www.hawaii.edu/hwp.
"DO ONE GREEN THING," reading and book-signing by Mindy Pennybacker, former editor-in-chief of The Green Guide, and current editor/publisher of GreenerPenny.com, on practical information to help readers get started on "going green," 3-5 p.m. April 18, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i shop, Ward Warehouse; information, 597-8967.
STATE LIBRARY FURLOUGHS: libraries closed April 14 and 21, and May 5 and 19.
KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY, Kaua'i, has returned to its regular 40-hour schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays; information, 808-821-4422.
PASSPORT APPLICATION SERVICE HOURS EXTENDED, acceptance of DS-11 passport application forms, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Hawai'i State Library, Federal Documents Section, second floor (Punchbowl Street side); information, 586-3477, www.librarieshawaii.org/services/passport1.htm.
BILL'S BOOKMOBILE, a bargain book/video store fundraiser for state libraries; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first Saturday monthly, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; information, 536-4174.
YWCA BROWN-BAG LUNCH BOOK CLUB, 12-1:30 p.m. third Tuesday monthly; Laniākea (former Richards Street) YWCA; information, 538-7061.
KAHUKU BOOKMOBILE, offers books, compact discs, audiobooks and free Internet access on Mondays to holders of a state library card; information/varying locations, 293-8935.
NATIVE BOOKS/NĀ MEA HAWAI'I CLASSES, ongoing, including lauhala weaving, lei hulu (feather) workshops (lei, kahili and other hulu items), beginning 'ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), watercolors, hula (beginners and intermediate, young adult to kūpuna) and beginning 'ukulele; various times, Ward Warehouse store; some fees; information, 596-8885.
Youth Speaks Hawaii, slam poetry workshops, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free; 387-9664.
PLAY READING GROUP, with discussion and dramatic readings, 6 p.m. second Friday monthly, First Unitarian Church; free; bring snacks to share; information, 526-1191.
TODDLER STORYTIME, for ages 1 1/4 to 3 years (with parent/caregiver), with interactive stories, sing-along, games and action rhymes, and playtime session with educational toys and puzzles; 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays (except holidays), through April, and September-November 2010; McCully-Mō'ili'ili Library; free; 973-1099.
Preschool storytimE, stories, sing-alongs, finger plays and a simple craft, for pre-school age and older (accompanied by parent/caregiver), 10:30-11 a.m. Sundays, through June 6, Kaimukī Public Library; free; 733-8422.
KEIKI STORYTIME, for preschool age through age 6 (with parent/caregiver), with stories, sing-alongs, finger plays and rhymes, and color or craft project, 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wailuku Public Library, Children's Section, Maui; free; 808-243-5766.
HAWAI'I KAI PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS, library meeting room; free; information, 397-5833:
• Preschool storytime, ages 3-5 (with caregiver), with stories, sing-alongs, finger plays and make-and-take craft sessions; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through April 2010.
• Toddler Puzzletime, ages 1 1/4-3 years (with caregiver), with educational puzzles, toys, storytime, songs and finger plays; 10:30 a.m. first Thursdays monthly.
SATURDAY KEIKI STORYTIME, for children 3 and older (with adult supervision), including stories, songs and rhymes; 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Hawai'i State Library, Edna Allyn Children's Room; free; information, 586-3510.
Keiki storytime, with books, games and songs; 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.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Mililani Public Library; free; 627-7470.
Preschool storytimE, stories, sing-alongs, finger plays and a simple craft, for ages 3-5; 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Waikīkī-Kapahulu Public Library; free; 733-8488.