FREE COPIES OF QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI'S PERSONAL MEMOIR, "Hawai'i's Story by Hawai'i's Queen," to the first 100 people who promise to read it in a week, and pass it on to another first-time reader, store hours, Jan. 17; Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i, 597-8967.
CRAFT ELEPHANT AND BOOK SALE, fundraising sale of new and used rubber stamps, scrapbook paper, beads, stickers, dyes, yarn, handmade items, and used books and magazines; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18, Kalihi-Pālama Public Library; cash only; 832-3466.
"BAMBOO RIDGE" AUTHOR PARTY AND READING, with contributors to the latest edition (#94), of the compilation of poetry and fiction from both emerging and established writers — including Jeffrey Carroll, Lee Cataluna, Jon Hamblin, Milton Kimura, Juliet S. Kono, Jean Yamasaki Toyama and Beryl Allene Young — 3 p.m. Jan. 24, Native Books, Nā Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; (reception to follow); free; open to the public; 626-1481.
THE SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS seeks picture book and fiction manuscripts, written for children and young adults, for critique during its annual conference Feb. 27; critiques (additional fee in addition to conference fee) limited to conference attendees; deadline for submitted manuscripts, registration and fees, postmarked, Jan. 26; information and submission guidelines, 735-4538.
"ALMOST NEW BOOK & MUSIC SALE," sale of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, videos, equipment and books, to benefit Friends of the Library of Hawai'i and Hawai'i Public Radio: FLH/HPR members preview sale, 9-11 a.m., and public sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 17; Harbor Warehouse, 525 Ala Moana ('ewa of University of Hawai'i Medical School); $3 donation; to volunteer, information , 536-4174.
STATE LIBRARY FURLOUGH DAYS: libraries closed: Jan. 27, and Feb. 3 and 10.
"LAUGHING AND LEARNING IN HAWAI'I TODAY," program by comedian/musician, Frank DeLima, on the importance of education by reading, studying and using public libraries; 3 p.m. Jan. 17; Kaimukī Public Library, Adult Reading Room; free, suitable for all ages; 733-8422.
LANIAKEA YWCA BOOK CLUB, with discussion of Uwem Akpan's "Say You're One of Them," noon-1 p.m. Jan. 19, Laniakea YWCA (former Richards Street YWCA); free, members only; information, 695-2629.
"INTRODUCTION TO YOGA," by certified Lyengar yoga instructor, Laurie Freed; 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Waimānalo Public and School Library, meeting room; suitable for ages 12 and older; 259-2610.
CHINATOWN BOARDROOM, Third Thursday Surf Discussion Series, featuring surfing legend, Duke Boyd, author of "Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater," 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Chinatown Boardroom; 585-7200.
DAVID HEENAN, will sign copies of "Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours," in which the Campbell Estate trustee reveals tips for transforming adversity into success, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 20, Bestsellers (528-2378); and 2-3 p.m. Jan. 23, Borders-Ward Centre (591-8995).
NEW KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS CHANGES (due to staff shortages): 12-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays; closed Saturday and Sunday; information, 808-821-4422.
PASSPORT APPLICATION SERVICE HOURS EXTENDED, acceptance of DS-11 passport application forms, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 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
STUDENTS' STAR POETS CONTEST, sponsored by Windward Community College and Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, for students in grades 3-12, statewide; prizes for students and schools; deadline, Jan. 29; entry forms/rules, www.windward.hawaii.edu/poets; information, 236-9231.
ESSAY CONTEST, for grades 5-8, 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 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; for information, e-mail DAR.AmHistory@yahoo.com.
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) workshop (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.
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.
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, 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 under and their parents; 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Honolulu Academy of Arts; children incluNormalded with parents' $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.