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POSTED: Sunday, April 25, 2010

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”;Bento Box 2”;: Susan Yuen will be signing her book at the following locations: » Noon Saturday at Barnes and Noble, Ala Moana » 3 p.m. Saturday at Borders, Ward » 10:30 a.m. May 2 at Japanese Cultural Center » 2 p.m. May 2 at Borders, Waikele » 10 a.m. May 4 at Marukai, Dillingham Store » 1 p.m. May 4 at Marukai, Ward » 11 a.m. May 8 at Hickam Air Force Base » 1 p.m. May 8 at Borders, Pearlridge » 1 p.m. May 9 at Costco, Waipio » 1 p.m. May 22 at Barnes and Noble, Kahala » 1 p.m. May 29 at Borders, Kaneohe

”;Get Out”;: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kapolei Public Library, 1020 Manawai St. Call 693-7050. John Clark will share strategies from his book. No cost.

”;Inkheart”;: Cornelia Funke will be signing books 3 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall.

”;The Polynesian Tattoo Today”;: 7 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble, Kahala Mall. Author Tricia Allen will be signing her new book.

”;No Choice but to Follow”;: Bamboo Ridge Press Issue #96. » 7 p.m. May 4, at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus Center Ballroom. Free. >>2:30 p.m. May 8, at Native Books/ Na Mea Hawaii, Ward Warehouse.

”;African Americans in Hawai'i: A Search for Identity”;: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 7 at Borders, Ward Centre. Author Ayln Adams will be there to sign her laters book.




Bill's Bookmobile: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays (except state holidays) and first Saturday monthly, 690 Pohukaina St. Proceeds benefit Hawaii's public libraries. Call 536-4174.

Book Sale: Waimanalo Library will be conducting a Spring Book Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14 and May 28. Most books will be priced between 50 cents and 1 dollar. Call 259-2610.




”;Meet the Author”;: Cornelia Funke will be reading from her book and answering questions 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Hawaii State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children, 586-3510.

Hawaii Literacy's Adult Literacy Program Free Orientation: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aloha United Way Building, 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. # 320. Call 537-6706.

Free Comic Book Day: On Saturday, the following public libraries will give out free comic books while supplies last. » Aiea, 483-7333 (with visit from Star Wars Stormtroopers at 10 to 11:30 a.m.) » Aina Haina, 377-2456 » Hawaii Kai, 3975833 » Kailua, 266-9911 (with visit from Star Wars Stormtroopers at 2 to 4 p.m.) » Kapolei, 937050 (with visit from Star Wars Stormtroopers at 10 to 11:30 a.m.) » Liliha, 587-7577 (with visit from Star Wars Stormtroopers at 2 to 4 p.m.) » McCully-Moiliili, 973-1099 >>Mililani, 627-7470 » Lahaina, 662-3950

”;Hi'iaka: A Legacy of Literacy: The Hawaiian Historical Society invites the public to it's annual membership meeting on May 6 at University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Auditorium's art building. Meeting at 7 p.m., program at 7:30. M. Puakea Nogelmeier will present an illustrated talk. Free.

15th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii Children: “;Inventing Worlds, Imaginary and Real”;: June 17 to 19 at University of Hawaii-Manoa. Featured guest is Newberry Award-winning author Linda Sue Oak (”;A Single Shard”;) Free. Call 956-7559.

The Art of Writing, Selling and Publishing Memoirs: June 21 to 26 on Maui with Rebecca Walker. Limited seating. Visit or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Sigma Tau Delta: Short writer and novelist Kaui Hart Hemmings will read from her works 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Warmer Auditorium, Hawaii Pacific University, 1060 Bishop St. Penthouse. 544-0879. Sponsored by Hawaii Pacific University English Honor Society.

Barnes & Noble: » Ala Moana: 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 949-7307 » Kahala: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 737-3323

Borders: » Waikele: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, 676-6699 » Ward Centre: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 591-8995 » Windward Mall: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 235-8789

Honolulu Academy of Arts: 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays for ages 13 and under. Call 532-8700.

Keiki storytime: At public libraries for ages 3 and up (unless noted): » Aina Haina: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 377-2456. » Hawaii Kai: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through April followed by craft session, 397-5833. » Hawaii State Library:10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays (except holidays). Call 586-3510. » Kahuku: 10 a.m. Thursdays, 293-8935. » Kahului: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 873-3097. » Kaimuki: 10:30 a.m. Sundays through June 6, 733-8422. » Kalihi-Palama: 9 a.m. Tuesdays for babies and toddlers up to age 4; repeats at 10:30 a.m. Call 832-3466. » Kaneohe: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 233-5676. » Kapolei: 10 a.m. Thursdays and this Saturday, 693-7050. » Kihei: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Also, “;Pajama Storytime”; at 7 p.m. last Tuesday monthly for ages 3 to 7. Call 875-6833. » Lanai: 10 a.m. Fridays, 565-7920. » Liliha: 10 a.m. Mondays; also, “;Family Storytime”; at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 587-7577. » Makawao: 10 a.m. Thursdays, 573-8785. » McCully-Moiliili: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, except holidays, Feb. thru April and Sept. thru Nov. 973-1099. » Mililani: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 627-7470. » Pearl City: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays followed by craft session, 453-6566. » Salt Lake-Moanalua: 10:30 a.m. Monday, 831-6831. » Wahiawa: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 622-6345. » Waialua: 10 a.m. Saturdays, 637-8286. » Wailuku: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 243-5766. » Waimanalo: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, 259-2610. » Waipahu: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and the last preschool storytime on Tuesday 675-0358

Family Storytime: May to June at the following public libraries » Kaneohe: 10:15 a.m. May 6, 233-5676. » Liliha: 10 a.m. May 10, 587-7577. » Kapolei: June 17, 693-7050.



Borders, Ward Centre: Call 591-8995. » National Writer's Association, Honolulu Chapter: 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly » Writers, Poets and Playwrights Group: 6 p.m. third Sunday monthly

Borders, Waikele: Call 676-6699. » Bestsellers Reading Group: 7 p.m. second Wednesday monthly » International Women's Writing Guild: 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday monthly. » The “;Other”; Reading Group: 7 p.m. last Tuesday monthly » Romance Readers Anonymous: 6:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly » Writers Support Group: 3 p.m. first Friday monthly

Moonlight Storytellers: 7 p.m. second Friday monthly at Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Novice and experienced storytellers welcome to swap tales and develop skills. Call Yona Chock at 234-5262 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details.

”;Sammath Naur”;: Mythopoeic Society of Hawaii meets third Saturday monthly to discuss fantasy, science fiction and other literature. Call 638-7497.

Second Friday Reading Group: 6 p.m. second Friday monthly at Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. Call 526-1191.

Windward Christian Writers Group: 10 a.m. second and fourth Saturday monthly. Call 372-0274 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Script Frenzy Writing Contest: Visit or call Tony Pisculli, Municipal Liaison for Hawaii, at 256-6657.

Support Leeward Oahu's only Bookmobile: Funds are running out. Supporters are asked to visit Donations can be made at the following locations, all five Hawaii Self Storage locations, Kaimuki, Salt Lake, Pearl City, Mililani and Kapolei. New or used books can also be donated.

Chaminade Literary Review: Submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation and literary commentary welcome for upcoming issues. Mail to 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96816.

Hawaii Pacific University: Seeking entries for James M. Vaughn Award for Poetry. Winner receives $250 cash and publication in “;Hawaii Pacific Review.”;

Hawaii Review: Seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation and graphic art. Call 956-3030.

Hunger Mountain: Send poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and young adult and children's writings to Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Visit for details.

Ka Lamakua: Seeking creative and nonfiction writings from University of Hawaii-Manoa students and community members. Visit for details.

Kaimana: The Hawaii Literary Arts Council welcomes fiction and poetry for its upcoming journal issues. Mail to P.O. Box 11213, Honolulu 96828.

Manoa: Seeking submissions for bi-annual publication. Mail to University of Hawaii at Manoa, English Department, Honolulu 96822.

Teen Wise Essay Contest: In collaboration with the donation of “;Teen Wise”; to every public middle and high school in Hawaii, 20 essays from each grade will be chosen and published in the second book “;I've Been Teen Wised: The Testimonial Essays.”; Contest ends Oct. 1. Visit for more info or call Celeste M. Gonsalves at 738-9473.