KAHUKU "TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY" SERIES, 6:30 p.m. April 13, "How to Make a Fresh Flower Lei," with Sandy Pukahi; Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; reservation requested, 293-8935.
WAIPAHU PUBLIC LIBRARY Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5 (children must be accompanied by adult), with stories and songs, 10:30 a.m. April 20 and 27, Waipahu Public Library; information, 675-0358.
"ERICA JONG, SAPPHO'S LEAP and I: Interaction of the Novelist and the Scholar," lecture by Robert Ball, a UH professor, on his interaction with Erica Jong as her "classics" consultant, 3:30 p.m. April 21, UH-Mānoa, Hamilton Library, room 301; information, 956-8688.
"VERY BEARY TALES AND TUNES," Keiki Storytime with storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb; 10 a.m. April 22, Kahuku Public & School Library conference room; free; 293-8935.
HAWAII PLANTATION VILLAGE @ YOUR LIBRARY, a family event with food and crafts of the Waipahu of yesteryear, plantation-style dance demonstration, local snacks, bean-bag-making session and a plantation game, 10 a.m. April 23, Waipahu Public Library (children must be accompanied by an adult); information, 675-0358.
POETRY READING by Eric Paul Shaffer, winner of the 2009 James. M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 2 p.m. April 23, Hawai'i Pacific University, Warmer Auditorium, LB Building penthouse, 1060 Bishop St.; information, email@example.com.
TATTOO CONTEST, and booksigning, with Tricia Allen, author of "The Polynesian Tattoo Today," with other tattoo artists (traditional Polynesian, tribal, non-Polynesian and color), 8-10 p.m. (sign-in 7:30 p.m.) April 24, Barnes & Noble at Ala Moana Center; information, 732-1709.
PATRICIA WOOD, whose father won the Washington state lottery, will discuss her book "Lottery," 2 p.m. April 25, Kaimukī Public Library, Adult Reading Section; free, for adults and ages 12 and older; information, 733-8422.
"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.
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, CDs, 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 (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.
Send announcements, at least 10 days before event, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, Lit Beat Calendar, The Advertiser, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Lit Beat" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.