Barnes & Noble: American Girls Club meets 5 p.m. at the Kahala Mall bookstore. Madeline visits young readers at 7 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday and Sunday.
Kaimuki Library: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 27. Call 733-8422.
Waipahu Library: Story times in January begin 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for preschoolers, and 11 a.m. Saturdays for older children. Call 675-0358.
"Lyle the Crocodile": The jazz-loving, cat-terrorizing character from the children's book comes alive in a Honolulu Theatre for Youth production, 4:30 p.m. at Richardson Theatre. Second show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $7.50 students, $5 youth and seniors. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Call 839-9885.
Bamboo Jungle Journey: Children ages 3 to 5 learn about one of the most useful plants, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hawai'i Nature Center. Costs $7. Reserve at 955-0100.
Tropical plant nature walk: 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. Free. Call 233-7323 for reservations.
Train rides: Enjoy a 90-minute ride through Ewa 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays with the Hawaiian Railway Society, 91-1001 Renton Road. Costs $8 general, $5 seniors and children. Call 681-5461.
Aina Haina Library: Winter Reading Program runs through March 1. Preschoolers through sixth-graders can read a book a week for weekly incentive prize.
Incredible Insects: Children ages 3 to 5 go on a bug safari and make a craft to take home, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Hawai'i Nature Center. Costs $7. Reserve at 955-0100.
Whales & Dolphins: Adults team up with children ages 4 and 5 for crafts and animal observations, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Sea Life Park. Costs $15. Call 259-6476.
Expression Session: Children ages 5 to 12 try mask-making with ceramic artist Kathy Lord, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Contemporary Museum. General admission $10. Call 526-1322.
Night reef walk: With Waikiki Aquarium staff, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7. Costs $8 adults, $7 children. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.
Art classes: The Academy Art Center offers Exploring Art for children in grades K-4, and Drawing & Painting for grades 5-12. Classes Saturday mornings or afternoons, Feb. 1 through April 19. Tuition is $100. Call 532-8741.
Whale Watch Weekend: Learn why the humpback whales come to Hawaii, see a training session at Sea Life Park then ride aboard the Navatek in search of the ocean giants, Feb. 8 and 9. The morning sessions cost $25 for ages 10 to 12, $35 ages 13 and up. Call 259-6476.