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.

Random musings

It’s Thursday night, and I think I’m getting sick.  Ergh.

We had a great time tonight at the M.I.A. Arts & Literary Series.  There were a truly dynamic line-up of performers that brought M.I.A. back from hiatus with a bang!  You really missed out tonight if you didn’t attend, so be sure to go next month.  Just remember, it’s always on the Third Thursday of the month at Fresh Cafe.

The next few weeks, Misty and I are going to be in major crunch time.  We’re preparing for a two-week vacation where we’ll be out of the country, and we’re still not sure to what extent we’ll be able to keep up with the blog and our social media updates.  We’ll probably bring a netbook with us so that we won’t be completely disconnected, but the plan is to also queue up a bunch of posts in the meantime….so, don’t mind us if we seem extra grumpy going into October.  🙂

We’re sad we didn’t get to participate more for Book Blogger Appreciation Week this year.  Once again, we’ve just been extremely preoccupied with work and life and our upcoming trip.  At least we got to do one of our favorites, the Book Blogger Interview Swap.  If you didn’t read it, Misty interviewed Elizabeth from “As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves.”  Leave a comment about her interview if you can and then visit her blog to view Elizabeth’s interview with HBB’s Misty!  Be sure to show her your appreciation as well!  Hopefully, next year we’ll be more involved with #BBAW.


Now on to the events…

Friday, September 16

  • Kahuku Library Book Sale – The Friends of the Library Kahuku will be holding a book sale to benefit the library.  Come early for the best selection; enter the sale through the Conference Room’s side entrance.  Kahuku Public & School Library; 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Call 293-8935 for more info.

Saturday, September 17

  • Waialua Library Book Sale – The Friends of the Waialua Public Library are holding 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 the Library and find cheap books and ono treats!  Waialua Public Library; 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Call 637-8286 for more info.
  • Portraits of Aloha Hope book signing – This is the book release event on Kauai for Sohee Chu’s photograph book, “Portraits of Aloha Hope.”  Copies of the book. “Portraits of Aloha Hope” will be available for $45 with all proceeds going to support Women in Need (WIN) in Hawaii. 22° at Kilohana Plantation; 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI; 9:30 A.M.  
  • Mililani Library Used Book Sale – The Friends of the Mililani Public Library will be holding a book sale to benefit the Library.  Planning on attending Eat the Street: Mililani on Saturday?  Why not feed your stomach AND your mind by stopping by the Library for great deals on used books!  Come early for the best selection.  All proceeds go to the support of the Mililani Public Library. Mililani Public Library; 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Call the library at 626-7292 for more information.
  • Powerful Query Letters for Success – Author Lynde Lakes will share tips to make the journey of the aspiring writer easier in this workshop. With all the competition out there, you will need a query letter to get your book to stand out in the crowd and catch the attention of an editor. Learn what works and how to go about constructing an effective query letter of your own. Audience members are asked to bring their stories (in their heads or on paper) as well as something to write with. This two-hour program is recommended for ages 18 and older. Kapolei Public Library; 10:30 A.M. For more information, call 693-7050.
  • Children’s Storytime – Come to the book store every Saturday for a fun keiki story time reading.  This week they will be reading Where’s Spot by Eric Hill.   Come and bring your thinking caps as you help find where Spot has gone. For more information, click here.  Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center; 11:00 A.M.  There will also be a concurrent NOOK Color Storytime.
Sunday, September 18
  • “Get Ready” Emergency Preparedness Workshop – Hurricane season is here and runs through November 30. This workshop will provide important information for residents to know such as when and where to evacuate, and explain the difference between hurricane and tsunami shelters. Learn how to makean emergency plan for your family. Find out how to stay informed when there is a hurricane or tsunami watch, and what are the best resources available from the government. One emergency kit item per workshop will be awarded as a door prize. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and older. Pearl City Public Library; 1:00 P.M.  For more information, contact the library at 453-6566.
  • Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past – John R. K. Clark, a former lifeguard, deputy fire chief, and author of numerous books on Hawai‘i’s beaches and ocean lore will conduct a presentation on his new book: Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past [read our review]. The book is a history of the traditional sport narrated primarily by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspapers of the 1800s. The book also covers body surfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing. Clark’s book has been described as “an amazing study of the sport…that far surpasses any previous work.” Anyone who surfs or just appreciates the sport’s importance in Hawaiian culture will enjoy this one-hour presentation. Program is recommended for ages 12 and older. Kaimuki Public Library; 2:00 P.M.  For more information, call 733-8422.
  • Kevin Simmonds Reading and Book Launch – Simmonds, poet, musician and artist reads from Mad For Meat his new book of poetry released September 2011.  You can read Craig Santos Perez’s mini-review of “Mad for Meat” here.  Visit Kevin Simmonds official site to learn more about this talented artist.  Revolution Books Honolulu (2626 South King Street); 3:00 P.M.  For more information on the event, visit Revolution Books.

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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