"HI'IAKA: A LEGACY OF LITERACY," illustrated talk by Puakea Nogelmeier, at the annual business meeting of the Hawaiian Historical Society, 7 p.m. (program 7:30 p.m.) May 6, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Art Building auditorium, free, open to the public; information, 537-6271.
"THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS," exhibit of work by seven local picture-book artists, sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in observance of National Children's Book Week, during weekday library hours, May 6-June 16, Kapi'olani Community College, Lama Library gallery (opening reception 4-6 p.m. May 6); information, 734-9268.
E HELE MAI 'OE, 'O NĀ PŪPŪ O NI'IHAU (Come to Me, Beautiful Shells of Ni'ihau), with Pam Ka'ilikini Dow of Forever Kaua'i, who will authenticate Ni'ihau shell jewelry, and provide on-site free repair services, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 6-9, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai'i; information, 596-8885.
HAWAI'I KAI PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKSALE, used books (on all subjects, including Hawaiiana, most under $2), CDs, DVDs; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2; information, 397-5833.
BOOK LAUNCH /SIGNING/READINGS for independent small press Bamboo Ridge Press' release of "No Choice But to Follow," a year-long "poetry chain" written by four local poets, 7 p.m. May 4, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Campus Center Ballroom; and Poetry Party, reading and reception, 2:30 p.m. May 8, Native Books-Nā Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; both free; open to the public; 626-1481.
MOTHER'S DAY BOOK FAIR FUNDRAISER, for Sacred Hearts Academy and St. Louis School, with sale of books, CDs, DVDs and cafe merchandise; store hours, May 7-9, Barnes & Noble Books, Kāhala Mall (mention fundraiser at checkout); book signing by Lance Tominaga, author of "A Prophecy Fulfilled: The Story of Clarence T.C. Ching," 1-2 p.m. May 8; 737-3323
SUSAN YUEN will sign copies of "Bento Box 2," 10-11 a.m. May 4, Marukai, Dillingham, and 1-2 p.m. May 4, Marukai, Ward; 11 a.m. May 8, Hickam Air Force Base; 1 p.m. May 8, Borders Books, Pearlridge; 1 p.m. May 9, Costco, Waipi'o; information, 732-1709.
"ONE MAN'S PARADISE," former criminal defense attorney Douglas Corleone signs his debut legal thriller, set in Honolulu, winner of the 2009 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Crime Novel Award, 1-2 p.m. May 8; Borders Books, Waikele; information, 676-6699.
KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY, Kaua'i, has returned to its regular 40-hour schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays; information, 808-821-4422.
PASSPORT APPLICATION SERVICE HOURS EXTENDED, acceptance of DS-11 passport application forms, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Hawai'i State Library, Federal Documents Section, second floor (Punchbowl Street side); information, 586-3477, www.librarieshawaii.org/services/passport1.htm.
MOUNTAIN VIEW PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, has reopened following interior renovation/maintenance; hours: 12-8 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 808-968-2322.
PĀHALA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, has reopened following renovations (information, 808-928-2015):
• New hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; closed other days.
• Passport application service discontinued.
KAPA'A PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS CHANGE (due to staff shortages): 12-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays; closed Saturdays and Sundays; information, 808-821-4422.
NEW KALIHI-PĀLAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE: 1-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 832-3466.
PĀHOA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY, Big Island, has reopened: hours 1-8 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; information, 808-965-2171.
KAILUA, KONA, PUBLIC LIBRARY, Big Island, has changed Tuesday hours to noon-7 p.m. (instead of 11 a.m.-7 p.m.); rest of schedule unchanged; information, 808-327-4327.
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.
TODDLER STORYTIME, for ages 1 1/4 to 3 (with parent/caregiver), with interactive stories, sing-along, games and action rhymes, and playtime session with educational toys and puzzles; 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays (except holidays), through April, and September-November; McCully-Mō'ili'ili Library; free; 973-1099.
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.