COURTESY HAWAII PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Yukie Shiroma will perform in "McDermott in Motion."
McDermott tales told in masks and dance
Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb and dancer/choreographer Yukie Shiroma will perform "McDermott in Motion: Bringing to Life the Picture Book Art of Gerald McDermott" at public libraries on Maui and Oahu beginning Saturday.
Fujii-Babb and Shiroma, using masks and dance, will interpret three of the Caldecott Award-winning author's books -- "Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti," "Coyote" and "The Stonecutter."
Saturday: 10:30 a.m., Kahului, Maui; and 2 p.m. at Lahaina
Next Tuesday: 6 p.m., Wahiawa
April 20; 3 p.m., Pearl City
The performances help launch a celebration of National Library Week 2007, which runs Sunday through April 21 under the theme "Come Together @ Your Library."
For a listing of other Library Week programs, visit the Web site www.librarieshawaii.org.
Geocachers clean up at Keehi Lagoon
Geocachers on Oahu are holding a Cache In Trash Out Day clean-up of Keehi Lagoon Beach Park on Saturday.
Geocachers are adventurers who use Global Positioning Systems to hunt for hidden rewards, often sharing clues with other hunters internationally online.
On Saturday they'll locate trash without the help of GPS systems, however, so non-geocachers are welcome.
It's all part of www.geocaching.com's 2007 International CITO Event that will include similar clean-ups all over the world.
The clean-up starts at 10 a.m. and will include a potluck lunch, raffle and prizes.
Donations of trash bags, gloves, shovels, rakes, T-shirts, hats, bug repellent, sun block, food, first-aid kits and prize items are being accepted.
Contact Dan or Dawn Nightengale, 630-7286, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keiki art sought for phone book
The hunt is on for 100 pieces of children's artwork to fill the pages of the Hawaiian TelcomYellow Pages.
Private and public school students in grades kindergarten to 12 are invited to create work illustrating this year's theme, "My Favorite Thing to Do."
First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in four categories: kindergarten to second grades; third to fifth grades; sixth to eighth grades and ninth to 12th grades. First place winners receive $100; second place, $75; third place, $50.
All students participating will also be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a $500 savings bond.
Art may be done in color pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, watercolor or acrylic. Finished products should be dark enough to be scanned.
Entries must be postmarked by May 4 and mailed to Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, Keiki Art Contest, care of Communications Pacific, 745 Fort St., Penthouse, Honolulu 96813. For entry forms, visit www.HTYellowPages.com or call Stephanie Ortega at 543-3548.
Poet to read from his book
Joseph Stanton will read from his poetry collection, "A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu," to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Stanton teaches art history and American studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and won the Cades Award in 1997 for his contributions to literature in Hawaii. Poems in "Field Guide" have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Saturday: 2 p.m., Borders Waikele
April 19: 6 p.m., Hawaii State Library courtyard
April 20: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Kahala
April 21: Noon, Borders Pearlridge
May 6: 5 p.m., Ho'omaluhia Gardens art gallery
[ MOVIE PREVIEW ]
Bruce Willis and Halle Berry star in "Perfect Stranger."
Movies opening Friday:
: In a contemporary variation on Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Rear Window," a young man (Shia LaBoeuf) under house arrest becomes a voyeur from his window and suspects that one of his neighbors is a serial killer. But are his suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and an overactive imagination? Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse co-star. (PG-13)
"Pathfinder": A young Norse warrior raised by Native Americans wages a personal war to stop the invading Vikings' trail of destruction. (R)
"Perfect Stranger": When an investigative reporter learns that her friend's murder might be connected to a powerful advertising executive, she goes undercover to find out the truth, only to discover that she isn't the only one changing identities. Halle Berry and Bruce Willis star in this thriller. (R)
"Redline": A gorgeous young auto fanatic -- and front for the hottest unsigned band on the West Coast -- finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized for the pleasure of a bunch of bored billionaires. (PG-13)
"Slow Burn": Ray Liotta plays a district attorney who untangles the truth behind a murder involving a beautiful assistant D.A., a record store clerk and a powerful gang lord. LL Cool J, Jolene Blalock, Mekhi Phifer and Taye Diggs co-star. (R)