HAWAII BOOK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, family-friendly festival of books, music and stories, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15 and 16; civic center grounds (next to Honolulu Hale); free admission, free parking; information, www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org.
Related events: Festival executive director Roger Jellinek will guest on the radio program "Thinking Out Loud," KZ00 (AM 1210), 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 10. "In Their Own Words: Voices of Hawai'i's Past," Aloha Shorts radio taping, 11 a.m. May 16, Mission Memorial Auditorium, on civic center grounds; free, open to public.
MOTHER'S DAY BOOK FAIR FUNDRAISER, for Sacred Hearts Academy and St. Louis School; sale of books, CDs, DVDs and cafe merchandise; store hours, May 9, Barnes & Noble, Kāhala Mall (mention fundraiser at checkout); 737-3323
TALK STORY/BOOK SIGNING with Dan Kois, author of "Facing Future," about Israel Kamaka-wiwo'ole, 6-7:30 p.m. May 13, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i store, Ward Warehouse; information, email@example.com, www.facing-future.com, 596-8885.
SUSAN YUEN will sign her book "Bento Box 2," 1 p.m. May 9, Costco, Waipi'o; 10:30 a.m. May 15, Navy Exchange; and 1 p.m. May 15, Costco, Iwilei; information, www.mutualpublishing.com, 732-1709.
TRICIA ALLEN will sign her book "The Polynesian Tattoo Today," 2 p.m. May 15, Borders, Kāne'ohe; 1 p.m. May 16, Costco, Iwilei; information, www.mutualpublishing.com, 732-1709.
"THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS," exhibit of work by seven local picture-book artists, weekdays through June 16, Kapi'olani Community College, Lama Library gallery; 734-9268.
FRIENDS OF WAIMĀNALO LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE, sale of gently used books (most adult books $1, children's 50 — ), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14 and 28, Waimānalo Public and School Library, meeting room; information, 259-2610.
"BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST: How to Enlarge a Picture," artist Maureen Trevenen demonstrates drawing technique, 6:30 p.m. May 11, Kahuku Public & School library, conference room; free; information, 293-8935. Also at the library: Kahuku Book Club discussion of "A Single Shard," by Linda Sue Park, 11 a.m. May 10.
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.