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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lit Beat

Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

MAKIKI COMMUNITY LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE, 12-4 p.m. May 22 and 23, at the library in Makiki District Park; books $1 or less; information, 542-3334.

FRIENDS OF WAIMĀNALO LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE, sale of gently-used books (most books $1, children's books $.50), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 28, Waimānalo Public and School Library, meeting room; information, 259-2610.

HAWAII BOOK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, family-friendly festival of books, music and story lovers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15 and 16; civic center grounds (next to Honolulu Hale); free admission, free parking; information, www.hawaiiibookandmusicfestival.org.

Related event:

• "In Their Own Words: Voices of Hawai'i's Past," taping of "Aloha Shorts" radio show, with readings from Bamboo Ridge Press, paired with narratives from the University of Hawai'i's Center for Oral History's recent collection, "Talking Hawai'i's Story, Oral Histories of an Island People," 11 a.m. May 16, Mission Memorial Auditorium, on the civic center grounds; free, open to the public.

10th ANNUAL STAR POETS reading and awards ceremony, for winning poems submitted by more than 2,300 students from schools statewide, sponsored by the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and Windward Community College, 1 p.m. May 16, in the college's Palikū Theatre; free; open to the public; information, 341-0596.

CHRONICLING AMERICA: HISTORIC AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, demonstration of the Library of Congress online resource, including select digitized newspaper pages from 1880, 10:30 a.m. May 22, Kapolei Public Library; for ages 12 and older; information, 693-7050.

"THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS," exhibit of work by seven local picture-book artists, sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in observance of National Children's Book Week, during weekday library hours through June 16, Kapi'olani Community College, Lama Library gallery; information, 734-9268.

"ISSUES WITH YOUR TISSUES," presentation for adults by Denise Labarre, licensed massage therapist and author, on better breathing techniques, and causes and alleviation of body aches, 6:30 p.m. May 17, Makawao Public Library, free; information, 808-573-8785.

"MOSTLY BAROQUE," performance by the Maui All Strings ensemble, of music from Hawai'i and Ireland, Scotland, Spain and other European countries; 2 p.m. May 20, Makawao Public Library, free; suitable for all ages; information, 808-573-8785.

FINGERTIP THERAPY: A HEALING TOUCH, presentation for adults on using fingertips to stimulate certain meridian points and relieve aches, one of the Tuesday Night at the Library events series, 6:30 p.m., May 18, Kahuku Public & School library, conference room; free; information, 293-8935.

HEALTHY LIVING THE NATUROPATHIC WAY, free informational presentation by Monique Yuen, licensed naturopathic physician and reiki practitioner, on naturopathic medicine, health, diet and lifestyle, cooking for nutrition and basic health maintenance, for ages 18 and older, 5:30 p.m. May 17, Hawai'i Kai Public Library meeting room; information, 397-5833.

"THE ABCs OF JAZZ," musical and visual presentation (by a narrator, a dancer and a musician) on the history of jazz, and progression of the African American culture, 6:30 p.m. May 18, Kapolei Public Library; information, 693-7050.

"PLACE-BASED EDUCATION: A Literature and Writing Odyssey for Changing Times," a one-week intensive workshop for teachers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 28-July 2, Hilo Boys and Girls Club, Kaiao Community Garden, Big Island; information/enrollment, lehuawp@gmail.com.

UPCOMING

MINDY PENNYBACKER, author of "Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices," will speak on safer, healthier, greener tips and products for everyday life, 2-4 p.m. May 16, Borders, Ward Centre; information, 593-7694.

"THE LAST BATTLE FLEETS THE 1944 BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF," presentation by Les Eldridge, former maritime history instructor, historian and author, 11 a.m. May 22, Hawai'i State Library, first-floor reading room; suitable for all ages; information, 586-3499.

NATIONAL PARK WEEK events, presented by Haleakalā National Park rangers at Makawao Public Library, Maui; free; information, 808-573-8785:

• Nene Goose Storytime, meet the Haleakalā National Park mascot; suitable for all ages, 10 a.m. May 27.

• Backpack Haleakalā (ongoing program), a backpack, filled with books and activity sheet, that library patrons (with library card) can take out on loan and use to get a free visit to the park; driver's license/identification card required.

BOOK SIGNINGS

TRICIA ALLEN will sign copies of "The Polynesian Tattoo Today," 1 p.m. May 16, Costco, Iwilei; information, www.mutualpublishing.com, 732-1709.

"ONE MAN'S PARADISE," former criminal defense attorney Douglas Corleone will sign his debut legal thriller, set in Honolulu, winner of the 2009 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel Award, 2-3 p.m. May 22, Borders Books, Ward Centre; information, 591-8995.

SUSAN YUEN will sign copies of "Hawai'i's Bento Box Cookbook 2," 1 p.m. May 22, Barnes and Noble, Kahala Mall; 1 p.m. May 23, Borders Books Express, Mililani; and 1 p.m. May 29, Borders Books, Kāne'ohe; information, www.mutualpublishing.com, or 732-1709.

ONGOING

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 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.

FOR KEIKI

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; 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.