"INSPIRING LEGACY," one of the Art Lunch lecture series, this one featuring Puakea Nogelmeier, Hawaiian cultural and language expert, who is helping put thousands of pages from Hawaiian language newspapers of the 19th and 20th centuries on computer; 12-1 p.m. Jan. 26, Hawai'i State Art Museum multipurpose room; free; information , 586-0900.
"MAKING AMERICA BETTER: Reform Efforts from the Home Front to the Present Day, As Seen in Oral History, Biography and the World of Song," lecture and book signing by historian, author and professor Allan Winkler; 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor; admission fee; reservations required, 441-1008.
SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS is accepting picture book and fiction manuscripts, written for children and young adults, for critique during its annual conference Feb. 27; critiques (fee in addition to conference fee) limited to conference attendees; Jan. 26 postmark deadline for manuscripts, registration and fees; information and submission guidelines, 735-4538.
BOND THROUGH BOOKS read-aloud group, sponsored by Read To Me International, especially for teachers, parents and caregivers, with actor Monica Coldwell offering read-aloud techniques and practice, 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana; free, open to the public/children; information, 955-7600.
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.
UPDATE: KAHUKU BEACH CLEAN-UP PROJECT, one of the Tuesday Night at the Library series at Kahuku Public and School Library, this week featuring co-founders of the B.E.A.C.H. (Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign in Hawai'i), 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26; suitable for ages 5 and older; free; 293-8935.
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.
ARNOLD HIURA will sign "Kau Kau: Cuisine and Culture in the Hawaiian Islands," 1-2 p.m. Jan. 30, Borders, Pearlridge Shopping Center; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 6, Borders, Windward Mall, and 2-3 p.m. Feb. 6, Borders, Waikele; information, 534-7170.
DAVID HEENAN, will sign "Bright Triumphs From Dark Hours," in which the Campbell Estate trustee offers tips for transforming adversity into success, 1-2 p.m. Jan. 30, Barnes & Noble, Kāhala; information, 737-3323.
STATE LIBRARY FURLOUGH DAYS: Libraries closed Jan. 27, and Feb. 3 and 10.
PĀHALA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, reopens, following renovations, 11 a.m. Jan. 25 with some changes (information, 808-928-2015.):
• New hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Thursday and Friday; closed other days.
• Passport application service discontinued.
KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS CHANGE (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, 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) 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.
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 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.