Book End

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!

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Saturday, March 27

  • Book Sale BagFriends of the North Kohala Library Booksale – The Friends of the North Kohala Library booksale this year will not be held at the library, but at the local school cafeteria. Come and purchase all kinds of books to help benefit the local library! Kohala High School cafeteria (54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy.) For more info, call the library at 889-6655.
  • Easter Story Time and Egg Hunt – Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to experience an Easter-themed story time with Aunty Pam and Elfi in the Children’s Section followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the Library. Waialua Public Library (67-068 Kealohanui St.); 10:00 A.M. For more information, call the Library at 637-8286.
  • Bunny Rabbit in Easter EggFourth Annual Pre-Easter Book and Bunny Show – Free admission to this event sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Wahiawa and the Hawaii All-Breed Rabbit Club.  Gently used books and videos, and rabbit items available by a suggested donation. Live rabbits and bunnies for display, but unavailable for purchase. Wahiawa Botanical Garden (multi-purpose meeting room); 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. For more information, please call 342-2617.
  • See Live Bunny Rabbits @ the Library – Zachary Johnson of Zac’s Rabbitry will introduce some of his pet rabbits and discuss how to care for them, in the Library’s 2013 Spring Reading Program Finale event.  This program is suitable for children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Kapolei Public Library (1020 Manawai St.); 10:30 A.M. For more information, call the Library at 693-7050.
  • The Care & Keeping of You - The Body Book for GirlsJust Between Us: A Parent/Daughter Event – The book store in Kahala is proud to join American Girl with a fun workshop: “Just Between Us: A Parent and Daughter Event.” This event is based on The Care and Keeping of You, by the American Girl Editors, for girls age 8+, so be sure to pick up a copy if you don’t already have one. Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave.); 11:00 A.M. For more info, visit the B&N Kahala website.
  • Children’s Storytime – Join the book store for a special Storytime as they will be reading Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail: “That is a funny looking bunny. He doesn’t even hop! What is is trying to do? What is so different about him? It is the opportunity to believe in themselves.” Held in the Children’s Section. Barnes & Noble Ala Moana (1450 Ala Moana Blvd. STE 1272); 11:00 A.M. For more info, click here.
  • Na Mele O Suzuki Violins – A violin ensemble composed of students ages 4 to 14 from the Suzuki Association of Hawaii will perform a selection of light classics, fiddle tunes, songs from the Suzuki system of music teaching, and folk songs from around the world.  Directed by Sheryl Shohet, a violinist with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the students will perform the music entirely from memory.  This one-hour program is suitable for ages 5 and older.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Hawaii State Library (478 South King Street); 12 Noon.
  • Kumu Hula - Roots and Branches by Dr. Ishmael W. StagnerKumu Hula: Roots and Branches book event – Join the store in celebrating the start of the 50th Merrie Monarch Festival. Explore genealogy and the history of the first kumu hulas with Uncle Ishmael, the author of Kumu Hula: Roots and Branches. Native Books/ Na Mea Hawaii (Ward Warehouse); 2:00 P.M. For more info, call the store at 596-8885.

Sunday, March 28

Happy Easter, everyone!

easter puppy

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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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