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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lit beat

Advertiser Staff


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 63rd ANNUAL BOOKSALE, including rare books, cookbooks, out-of-print Hawaiiana, romance novels, foreign language, religion, travel, mystery, science fiction, gardening, children's and large-print books and magazines; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 19; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., June 20; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., June 21-24; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 25; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 26, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27; www.friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org.

"IT'S BOOK TIME WITH RONALD McDONALD!," an interactive performance featuring a blend of music, magic and games, to enforce the love of reading, appropriate library use and book care, 10:30 a.m. June 8, Waipahu Public Library; free; information, 675-0358.

"THE MASK MESSENGER," discussion by Robert Faust, founder of Faustwork Mask Theatre, of the concept of the mask, and its relationship to human psychology, business, fashion, art, dance and theatre; suitable for ages 6 and older: noon June 9, Hawai'i State Library; 10:30 a.m. June 12, Kailua Public Liibrary, and 2:30 p.m. June 13, Kāne'ohe Public Library.

"TALKING HAWAI'I'S STORY: ORAL HISTORIES OF AN ISLAND PEOPLE," co-editors to speak, and sign copies of the book, 3-5 p.m. June 13, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; free; open to the public; information, 596-8885.

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

"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.


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

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.

"ALL TOGETHER NOW," with storyteller-balladeer James McCarthy, one of the Tuesday Night At the Library series at Kahuku Public & School Library, 6:30 p.m. June 8, library's reading room (293-8935.); and 10 a.m. June 9, Na'alehu Public Library, Big Island (808-939-2442); free; for all ages,

"BLOW SOME FUN INTO YOUR SUMMER," creating "blow paintings" to be incorporated later into a master quilt for display at the library, one of the Tuesday Night At the Library series at Kahuku Public & School Library, 6:30 p.m. June 10, library's conference room; for ages 3-12 (accompanied by parents/caregiver); free; required registration, 293-8935.

"MYSTERY MOVIE," 10:30 a.m. June 12, McCully-Mo'il'ili Public Library; free; call library for name of PG-rated movie: 973-1099.

"MUSIC IS GOOD MEDICINE," presentation by Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards winner, Jake Shimabukuro, 6:30 p.m. June 8, Kapolei Public Library main lobby; free; information, 693-7050.


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.


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.