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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lit Beat

Advertiser Staff


SUMMER READING PROGRAMS, for children, teens and adults at state public libraries, June 1-July 2; for information, starting dates and guidelines, call your local library.

LĪHU'E PUBLIC LIBRARY Summer Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4 and 5, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6, at the Kaua'i library; volunteers needed; information, 808-241-3224.

"ALOHA SHORTS," a locally produced radio program of Bamboo Ridge Press writings read by local actors, will stage an open call for new readers (all ages/ethnicities, pidgin- and non-pidgin-speaking); some acting/voiceover experience preferred but not required; auditions 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. June 5, Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Studio, 738 Kaheka St.; see www.bambooridge.com for recommended audition pieces and information (no phone calls)..

CANOE BUILDING & RESTORATION PRESENTATION, sponsored by Friends of Hōkūle'a and Hawai'iloa, on Hawai'i's canoe-building legacy and the current Hawai'iloa restoration, 3-5 p.m. June 5, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; free; information, 596-8885.

"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.


"A SISTERHOOD IN THE HIMALAYAS," travelogue slide presentation by photographer, former Aloha Airlines pilot and cultural traveler Chick Alsop, 6:30 p.m. June 3, Hawai'i State Library; suitable for all ages; information, 586-3499.

BILL'S BOOKMOBILE, a bargain book/video store fundraiser for state libraries; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 5, 690 Pohukaina St., Kaka'ako; information, 536-4174.

HAWAII LITERACY ORIENTATION, for those who want to become volunteer reading tutors (training sign-up after orientation); 1-3 p.m. June 6, Waipahu Civic Center (near the library); information, 537-6706.


"My Blood Brothers" book signing by Elizabeth Murphy-Melas, about friends and family coping with a child with cancer; also, talk by Dr. Kelley A. Woodruff; 7:30 p.m. June 3, Barnes and Noble, Ala Moana Center; information, 949-7307.


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.


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.