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Book sales after the Charity Walk

LIHU‘E — No less than two Friends of the Public Libraries are hosting used book sales on Saturday.

“Hopefully, the traffic created by the Visitor Industry Charity Walk will be settled when we open,” said Eric Larson, the librarian at the Lihu‘e Public Library. “We have members of the Lihu‘e Fire Station and our volunteers setting up, Friday.”

The Friends of the Lihu‘e Public Library is hosting a one-day used book sale on Saturday in the Lihu‘e Library Conference Room. The sale opens from 10 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m.

For people who don’t want to come into Lihu‘e because of the Charity Walk, the Friends of the Hanapepe Public Library is hosting a craft fair and book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Hanapepe Public Library Auditorium.

The event at the Hanapepe Library will feature books, both hardcover and soft covers, paperbacks and DVDs with a special one day only $10 fill a bag.

Additionally, because many of the Hanapepe Library Friends are talented in the art of oshibana, or the pressing of flowers, and their use in images for handmade cards, bookmarks, and other novelties, the Hanapepe Library Friends will supplement book offerings with oshibana crafts, including cards, bookmarks, and more created by the talented hands of the friends.

Book sales from both the Hanapepe and Lihu‘e events benefit their respective friends to support respective libraries.

“We were lucky,” Larson said. “In addition to our friends and volunteers, we had firemen from the Lihu‘e Fire Station, Engine 3 and Rescue 3 helping to set up the cartons of books. I have to make it a point to thank those firemen, including Corey Sakai, Russel Fujimoto, Ryan Washburn, KJ Ishikawa, Cy O’Brien, Sean Kitamura, Ronald Hosaka and Pablo Mahoney.”

Carolyn Lum, one of the volunteers helping on Thursday, said one of the specials at the book sale will be surfing and surfing journals.

“Some of these are highly sought after,” Lum said. “We also have a selection of manga books. It’s a popular art form, especially for the younger-age keiki.”
Source: The Garden Island

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