Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shadowing the Librarian for Sisters in Crime Hawaii

Crime Fiction Author, Honolulu Resident, Gail M Baugniet,
 Is a Library Staffer for a Day
Takes Part in Sisters in Crime’s
“Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day” Event

Gail eagerly awaiting ten o'clock!
Honolulu—Gail Baugniet, author and member of Sisters in Crime/Hawaii and Sisters in Crime, Inc.—an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction—will work as a volunteer staffer at The Makiki Community Library in Honolulu on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of a “Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day” celebration.
Makiki Community Library Librarians
The event, produced by Sisters in Crime, is designed to thank librarians and booksellers for 25 years of support of the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime was established with an organizational meeting held in New York City in the spring of 1987.

 “I am very excited about spending time at The Makiki Community Library,” Baugniet said. “In helping readers find their way to the right book at the right time, librarians solve mysteries every day.”

On April 21, a select group of Sisters in Crime member authors will be volunteering in bookstores and libraries in their hometowns—from Albany, New York, to Honolulu, Hawaii, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., local time. In addition, SinC’s more than 3,000 members worldwide are gearing up to go into libraries and bookstores on that day to personally thank the booksellers and librarians they find working behind the counters and in the stacks. 

Gail Baugniet is working on the second novel in her Pepper Bibeau mystery series. Her first novel, FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences, is available in print format at The Makiki Community Library, and is also available at in print and e-book format. 

While at The Makiki Community Library on April 21, Baugniet will be shadowing Librarian Wendy Maxwell as she assists library patrons and performs the daily tasks required to keep the library running smoothly.
Wendy demonstrating to Gail
the Internet card catalog system
The Makiki Community Library is located at 1527 Keeaumoku Street in Honolulu. The library is open on Wednesday from 2 to 6 pm and Saturday/Sunday from Noon to 4 pm. The Makiki Community Library phone number is 808-522-7076.

Sisters in Crime is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. The organization is made up of more than 3,000 members and 48 chapters worldwide—authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians and others who love mysteries. Sisters in Crime is online at


  1. So glad I found you on the A-Z Challenge. I am a mystery buff and especially like mysteries set in other countries. But not as a writer, but a supporter of writers. I am looking forward to you future blogs and connections.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful project. I hope you have a wonderful time doing it!


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