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/
HTY at the library
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.
Here a pumpkin party, there a pumpkin party
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 mania
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.
Everyone could use some Sparkle
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 Comic Con
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.