CHINESE NEW YEAR FENG SHUI LECTURE, by Clear Englebert, author of "Feng Shui for Hawai'i": 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Kāne'ohe Public Library.
"WOMEN'S STORIES," program of selected poems and prose written by women and published by Bamboo Ridge Press, next in the series of Hawaii Public Radio's live taping of "Aloha Shorts"; 6:45 p.m. music, 7 p.m. readings, Feb. 7, Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kāheka St.; free; reservations recommended, 955-8821.
"WRITING THE SACRED," a psalm-writing and poem-making workshop, with Ray McGinnis, author of "Writing the Sacred," 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8, The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room; free; reservations, 524-2822.
HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH 30-minute interactive Big Island performances of "Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)," for children ages 3 and older (accompanied by adult):
• Feb. 9: 3 p.m., Kealakekua Public Library.
• Feb. 11: 12:30 p.m., Kailua, Kona Public Library.
• Feb. 12: 10 a.m., Bond Memorial Public Library (Akoni Pule Highway).
MAUI CHILDREN'S AUTHOR Judi Riley will sign copies of her books; 1-4 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Maui Ocean Center store, Mā'alaea, Maui; 808-270-7000.
STATE LIBRARY FURLOUGH DAYS: Libraries closed Feb. 10.
PĀHALA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, reopens, following renovations, with some changes (information, 808-928-2015.):
• New hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; closed other days.
• Passport application service discontinued.
KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS CHANGE (due to staff shortages): 12-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays; closed Saturdays and Sundays; 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, http://librarieshawaii.org/services/passport1.htm.
NEW KALIHI-PĀLAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE: 1-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 832-3466.
PĀHOA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, has reopened: hours 1-8 p.m. Mondays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; information, 808-965-2171.
KAILUA, KONA, PUBLIC LIBRARY, Big Island, has changed Tuesday hours to noon-7 p.m. (instead of 11 a.m.-7 p.m.); rest of schedule unchanged; information, 808-327-4327.
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.
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 (including lei, kahili and other hulu items), beginning 'ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), watercolors class, hula (beginners, and intermediate, young adult to kūpuna) and beginning 'ukulele; various times, Ward Warehouse store; some fees; information, 596-8885.
YWCA BROWN-BAG LUNCH BOOK CLUB, noon-1:30 p.m. third Tuesday monthly; Laniākea (former Richards Street) YWCA; information, 538-7061.
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.
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.
TODDLER TIME STORYTIME, for babies/toddlers up to age 3 (with parent/caregiver), with stories, rhymes, songs and puzzles; 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, through March 30, Hawai'i State Library, Edna Allyn Children's Room; free; information, 586-3510.
KEIKI STORYTIME, for pre-school 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.
Read Me a Story, for children 12 and younger and their parents; 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Honolulu Academy of Arts; children incluNormalded with parent's $7 admission; 532-8700.
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.