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

Not as much to say this week…so I will let the events do the talking.  I recommend checking out the Aina Haina Public Library book sale going on Friday and Saturday, as well as the book release party (complete with a big tattoo contest) of The Polynesian Tattoo Today.  More information, including a link to our review of this book is found in the entry below.  Now, on to the events!

Friday, April 23

  • 10:00am – The Friends of the Aina Haina Library will hold a book sale at Aina Haina Public Library from 10a – 4p.  Lots of great deals on books, plus CDs, DVDs and audiotapes, Hawaiiana and more!  More info
  • 10:00am – The Friends of Waimanalo Library will be holding a Spring Book Sale at Waimanalo School & Public Library from 10a – 3p in the meeting room.  Most adult books at $1 and most children’s books at $0.50.  For more information, please call the Library at 259-2610.
  • 10:00am – Hawaii’s Plantation Village will be at Waipahu Public Library.  Attendees will be able to make a beanbag, play a plantation game, and view a folk dance demonstration. There will also be opportunity to taste local snacks. Call 675-0358 for more information.
  • 02:00pm – The Whipper-Snapper-Popcorn-Club at Kona Stories book shop is great for Furlough Fridays.  Open to everyone, great for 8-12 year olds, this month’s book discussion will be about The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.  More info
  • 02:00pm – Eric Paul Schaffer poetry reading at Hawaii Pacific University, Warmer Auditorium, LB Building penthouse.  Eric Paul Shaffer, winner of the 2009 James. M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, will be reading.  More info

Saturday, April 24

  • 10:00am – The Friends of the Aina Haina Library will hold a book sale at Aina Haina Public Library from 10a – 4p.  Lots of great deals on books, plus CDs, DVDs and audiotapes.  During the last hour of the sale, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24th, the popular “$3.00 Fill-it-to-the-top” bag sale will be held.  More info
  • 10:00am – Children’s Storytime at Barnes & Noble Lahaina (Maui).  More info
  • 10:30am – Folk Dances of the Philippines event at Kapolei Public Library!  H. Wayne Mendoza will provide a demonstration and cultural tour of the Philippines and their various folk dances.  This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older.  Call 693-7050 for more information.
  • 10:30am – “Stories from Around the World” event at Mililani Public Library.  Storyteller Dave Del Rocco will share folktales from every corner of the globe.  These tales are mostly funny and explain how different cultures view aspects of their world.  Free 45-minute program is appropriate for ages 5+.  Call 627-7470 for more information.
  • 11:00am – Healthy Cooking Demo at Liliha Public Library.  Alyssa Moreau, a culinary instructor for Kapiolani Community College’s Continuing Education program, will conduct the one-hour session.  The cooking demonstration will feature three recipes from the cookbook, Dash of Aloha.  One free copy of the “Dash of Aloha” cookbook will be awarded to the winner in a lucky drawing.  For more information call 587-7577.
  • 11:00am – Children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana!  A reading of Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug, just in time for Earth Day!  More info
  • 01:00pm – Author Signing at Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall.  John Tanaka, author of Aloha ‘Oe, the Song at Pier 10 will be on hand to sign copies of his book.  Source For more info call 737-3323.
  • 01:00pm – Lecture and book signing at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.  “The Cherry Blossom Then and Now” panel discussion with Professor Christine Yano who will also sign copies of her book Crowning the Nice Girl: Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture in Hawaii’s Cherry Blossom Festival. More info
  • 01:00pm – Free lecture at Chaminade University.  Sarah McFarland Taylor, author of Green Sisters:  A Spiritual Ecology will lecture “Green Sisters: The Environmental Spirituality of Catholic Nuns.”  More info by calling 735-4822.
  • 01:00pm – Talk Story with Mars Cavers, wife of author Wayne Stier at Kona Stories book shop.  Stars When The Sun Shines: A Memoir by Wayne Stier will be available.  More info
  • 03:00pm – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana!  The Blonde Vegetarian, Chef Rebecca Woodland, will be on hand to sign copies of her book The Blonde Vegetarian, a fun and user-friendly guide to preparing health-promoting, cancer-fighting meals.  More info
  • 08:00pm – Special Book Event at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana!  In celebration of the release of Tricia Allen’s new book The Polynesian Tattoo Today, a Tattoo Contest, to be judged by a panel of expert tattooists will be held.  Winners get Barnes & Noble gift cards.  For more information on the event, click here.  To read our review of the book, click here.

Sunday, April 25

  • 02:00pm – Meet the Author & Book Reading at Kaimuki Public Library.  Local author Patricia Wood will be reading and discussing topics from her book The LotteryMore info

Remember, all events listed above may be subject to change.  Please contact the venue beforehand if you plan on attending.  More events can be found on our Hawaii Book Blog Calendar.

If you have an event you would like us to help promote, please leave us a comment here or e-mail me at aalba@hawaiibookblog[dot]com.  Replace the [dot] with a ‘.’ when you compose the message.  Mahalo and have a great weekend!