It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time! Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the week’s literary and library events here in Hawaiʻi.

Support our local literary scene and our local libraries by attending these events.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, October 19

  • 24th Annual Talk Story Festival: Spookies - The City & County of Honolulu Parks Department presents the 24th Annual Talk Story Festival 2012! TWO FREE nights of Hawaii’s best storytellers (and guests). Nine tellers a night (20 minutes each), dramatic lighting, sign interpreters on stage, & live video projections of the tellers make this a theatrical event NOT to be MISSED! Mark your calendar NOW!!  Mainland Guests: Eth-Noh-Tec (California) Duet performs Asian folktales. Local tellers both nights: ‘Tita’ Kathy Collins (Maui), Pat Masumoto (Maui), Daniel A. Kelin II (Honolulu Theater for Youth), James McCarthy (guitar man).  Also on Friday: Lopaka Kapanui (ghost tours), Shain Miller (Ong King), Ed Chevy (deaf teller). Full line-up, photos, & history at honoluluparks.com. Contact Park’s Drama Specialist & host Jeff Gere, jgere@honolulu.gov or at 768-3032.

Saturday, October 20

  • Hawaii Kai Library Book Sale - The Friends of the Hawaii Kai Library are having our semi-annual book sale. Browse at your leisure through stacks of mysteries, mountains of maps, divine DVDs, collector’s items, scores of sheet music, yummy cookbooks, and much, much more. Many items are priced at JUST 50 cents! Dealers are welcome. Get lucky with the raffle! Suggested donation $5 per entry. 6 tickets for $25; 13 tickets for $50. Get tickets at the sale. All proceeds support the Hawaii Kai Library. Hawaii Kai Public Library (249 Lunalilo Home Rd.); 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  For more info call 397-5833.
  • Friends of the Waialua Public Library Book Sale - Friends of the Waialua Public Library holds a book sale at the library every 3rd Saturday of the month! There is also a bake sale at the book sale. Join the Waialua Friends in supporting Waialua Public Library and find cheap books and ono treats!  Waialua Public Library (67-068 Kealohanui St.); 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Call (808) 637-8286 for more info.
  • Friends of the Library Kona (FOLK) Book Sale - Special date due to Iron Man Triathlon on the 13th. F.O.L.K. Members receive 20% off Lanai Sales.  Proceeds from the sale will go to help fund Kona libraries.  The book sale will be held on the library’s lanai. To volunteer email: booksales@folkhawaii.com. Kailua-Kona Public Library (75-138 Hualalai Rd.); 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. For more info, visit the FOLK website.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration: Aina Haina Library - The Library will celebrate its 50th Anniversary by offering special programs and events, free and open to the public. There will be opening remarks and a Hawaiian blessing to open, refreshments served, a performance by the Niu Valley Middle School Band (10:30a), performance by Balloon Artist Dwain Williams (11:15a); Face Painting (noon); performance by Aina Haina School Chorus (1pm);  and “Make Your Own Robot” w/ Kalani High Robotics Team (2pm, registration required). In the summer of 2011, the Library became the first Oahu library in the Hawaii State Public Library System to install a photovoltaic system on its rooftop as a cost-saving measure to reduce rising energy costs.  The 11,068-square foot Library was designed by architect Edward Aotani and built by contractor D. K. Nagata. Aina Haina Public Library (5246 Kalanianaole Hwy.); 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. For more information, please call the Library at 377-2456.
  • Frances Kakugawa Book Signing - Author Frances Kakugawa will be in Hawaii to promote the release of Wordsworth the Poet‘s newest adventure, Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer! At the bookstore you can pre-order Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer! and have her personalize a Wordsworth bookplate for you. (Book Gallery will affix the bookplate and notify you when the book is ready for pickup at the beginning of November.) Book Gallery (259 Keawe St., Hilo); 10:00 A.M.
  • Princess Ka’iulani Keiki Festival - Honoring the Culture, Cuisine and Music of Ni’ihau. All of the authors from the Kauai Children’s Authors Guild will be on-hand at the Princess Ka’iulani  eiki Festival to celebrate literacy and talk story with Kauai’s Keiki. Includes authors Monika Mira, Mark Jeffers, Carol Peacock, Wendy Lewis. Hanapepe Town Park and Storybook Theatre; 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. For more info, visit the festival page.
  • Saturday Matinee: Scooby Doo’s Original Mysteries - Join Scooby Doo, the lovable Great Dane, along with teenagers Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne, and Velma as they solve mysteries investigating haunted castles, ghost towns, and alleged otherworldly beings in these mildly-scary cartoons, just in time for Halloween!  The movie is suitable for ages 5 and older; all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Free popcorn and bottled water will be provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund. Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St.); 10:30 A.M. For more information, call 875-6833.
  • CLOWN-gregation - David and Patricia Suhs are professional clown pantomimes who have performed and taught clowning for over thirty-five years in five different countries. They will put on a program of clowning skills, pantomime games and for three lucky individuals, the opportunity to be made up as real clowns! This 30-minute program is suitable for all ages. Kapolei Public Library (1020 Manawai St.); 10:30 A.M. For more information, call 693-7050.
  • Mask Making - Yukie Shiroma will conduct a workshop on creating a three-dimensional mask. This two-hour program is limited to only twenty (20) participants per location and is suitable for ages 8 and older. Supplies will be provided. Contact a hosting library to register. Yukie has studied Okinawan classical dance and theatre for over thirty years. As the Co-Artistic Director of Monkey Waterfall, Yukie has performed and taught dance and mask work nationally and internationally for over twenty years and directs the company’s productions. She conducts mask making workshops annually at the Windward Arts Festival on Oahu. McCully-Moiliili Public Library, 2211 South King St.); 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. For more info, please call 973-1099.
  • Special Costume Character Storytime - Come to the book store every Saturday for a fun keiki story time reading. Come and meet Corduroy the bear for this special costume character storytime! They’ll be reading Corduroy’s Halloween by Don Freeman. Join in for a story about how much Corduroy loves Halloween! Perfect for even the youngest reader. Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center (1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1272); 11:00 A.M. For more information, click here.
  • Honolulu Town: The Wholesome Town - Laura Ruby & Ross Stephenson will present the last segment of their series on Honolulu Town, a book they have recently published. Laura and Ross will discuss the recreational and charitable aspects of community life in Old Honolulu. Laura Ruby is the editor of Mo‘ili‘ili – The Life of a Community. Ross Stephenson is a historian with the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land & Natural Resources. Their program is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. This one-hour program will be held in the First Floor Reading Room and is recommended for ages 12 and older. Hawaii State Library (478 South King St.); 11:45 A.M. For more information, call 586-3535.
  • 24th Annual Talk Story Festival: Family Times - The City & County of Honolulu Parks Department presents the 24th Annual Talk Story Festival 2012! TWO FREE nights of Hawaii’s best storytellers (and guests). Nine tellers a night (20 minutes each), dramatic lighting, sign interpreters on stage, & live video projections of the tellers make this a theatrical event NOT to be MISSED! Mark your calendar NOW!!  Mainland Guests: Eth-Noh-Tec (California) Duet performs Asian folktales. Local tellers both nights: ‘Tita’ Kathy Collins (Maui), Pat Masumoto (Maui), Daniel A. Kelin II (Honolulu Theater for Youth), James McCarthy (guitar man).  Also on Friday: Kilohana Silve (hula & story), Yasu Ishida (Japan), Selah Geissler (slam poet). Full line-up, photos, & history at honoluluparks.com. McCoy Pavilion (Ala Moana Beach Park); 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Contact Park’s Drama Specialist & host Jeff Gere, jgere@honolulu.gov or at 768-3032.
  • Poetry with Gavin Harrison - Gavin Harrison performs his original poetry at this event, entitled: Dangerous Majesty: Poems of Ecstasy and Annihilation. With ukulele played by Joey Bradley. Followed by a community, zero-waste, heavy pupu potluck – bring a dish to share and your own mug, glass, plate and utensils. Chairs and floor cushions available. Doors open at 5:30 PM, silent togetherness from 6-6:30 PM. No fee, but Gavin gratefully accepts offerings to cover his living expenses. The suggested donation is $25. The Algood Barn (55-3309 Ho’ea Makai Rd., Hawi); 6:30 P.M. For more info, call Algood at 557-0354.

Sunday, October 21

  • Hawaii Kai Library Book Sale - The Friends of the Hawaii Kai Library are having their semi-annual book sale. Browse at your leisure through stacks of mysteries, mountains of maps, divine DVDs, collector’s items, scores of sheet music, yummy cookbooks, and much, much more. Many items are priced at JUST 50 cents! Dealers are welcome. SUNDAY ONLY from 2-3pm: $4 a bag sale (limit 4 bags). Get lucky with the raffle! Suggested donation $5 per entry. 6 tickets for $25; 13 tickets for $50. Get tickets at the sale. All proceeds support the Hawaii
    Kai Library. Hawaii Kai Public Library (249 Lunalilo Home Rd.); 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  For more info call 397-5833.
  • Author Event with Patrick Vinton Kirch - In A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch brings to bear more than four decades of research, along with the findings of colleagues and students, to trace the fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from the time of the first Polynesian arrival about one thousand years ago. Basically Books (160 Kamehameha Ave., Hil0); 2:00 P.M. For more info, visit Basically Books online.
  • A Tribute to Slack Key - Keawe, a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music Awards recipient and a contributing artist on Hawaii’s first Grammy winner, “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2″ (2005), will offer a tribute to the slack-key style, in celebration of Teen Read Week 2012.  He will perform selections from the music of Raymond Kane, Leonard Quan, and others, in addition to presenting his original compositions. This program is suitable for all ages. Kaneohe Public Library (45-829 Kamehameha Hwy.); 3:00 P.M. For more information, please call the Library at 233-5676.

Remember, all events listed above may be subject to change. Please contact the venue beforehand if you plan on attending. We encourage you to click on the links that are included with the events in the time line above. More events can be found on our Hawaiʻi Book Blog Events Calendar. You can also keep up with events through us on Twitter by following @HawaiiBookBlog.

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