Find out what your stuffed friend would do in the library overnight without you. Drop off your stuffed animal at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library by Jan. 23. (If you attend storytime at the library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, you can also make a sleep mask for your stuffed animal. Return a week later on Jan. 30 to watch a slide show of your animal’s adventures at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Make sure your child is willing to be without their little stuffed loved ones for a week. https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/stuffed-animal-sleepover-camp-part-i/
Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present a free production of “Sparkle” 5:30 pm. Nov. 1 at Mililani Public Library and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Nanakuli Public Library. The 30-minute play tells a message about standing up for who you are.
Kapolei Library will have a Halloween Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 with games and prizes. Call 693-7050. West side doesn’t get to have all the fun. Wamanalo Library is hosting its own Pumpkin Palooza! 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 with storytime, craft and games. Call 259-2610.
Harry Potter has inspired countless children to tackle thick chapter books. The libraries celebrate the young wizard with several events this week.
On Oct. 22, the Kaneohe Library is hosting a free Potter-themed escape room at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for kids in grades 2-6. Call 233-5676 to register. Then on Oct. 24, it’s the teens’ turn at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. again for kids in grades 7-10.
Or on Oct. 24, head over to the Kalihi-Palama Library for a free screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 832-3466.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents “Sparkle,” a new play targeted at very young kids. “Sparkle” runs 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Visit www.htyweb.org. There are also free performances 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Kailua library, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Mililani library and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Nankuli library.
Mini Con 9 is coming to the McCully-Moiliili Library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. There will be comics, cosplay and crafts. Local comic artists will be on hand. Bring your budding artist or graphic novel fan down for a chance to win prizes. Call 973-1099 for information.