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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lit beat

Advertiser Staff


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.