Kalihi-Palama Public Library

Address

1325 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
808-832-3466

About

Welcome to the Kalihi-Palama Public Library! Designed by architect Vladimir Ossipoff,  called “the master of Hawaii modern architecture,” our library opened on Sept. 9, 1949. One of the few HSPLS libraries with an auditorium, ours is unique and popular- booked a year in advance. On Sept. 9, 2014, our library celebrated its 65th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

open book on table

The first few pages of Chapter 1 of a YA Fiction book are shredded & placed in a jar.  Name the correct title for a chance to win a prize!  Entry forms are to be filled out at the library.  Contact information must be legible and correct for a valid entry into the prize drawing.  One entry per person.

Game is for students entering Gr. 6 – 12.  This game runs from June 04 – 23.  Winner will be notified by June 27.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before visiting if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

books and post-it pad

Got a new favorite book you just read?  Share your favorite summer read with us.

  • See the Reference desk to get a post-it.
  • Write the book title, author’s last name, and your initials on the post-it.
  • Place post-it on the board in the YA loft.

Event is for students entering Gr. 6 – 12.  Maximum of 2 post-it notes per person.  This event runs from June 05 to July 14.

The board will be up until the end of July.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days ahead of visiting if you require an auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, connecting to social media, or using email?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot, where the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with any basic computer or wireless device need.

This is designed for those wanting basic computer skills or knowledge.  One-on-one Help runs until June 2018.  It will re-start in Fall 2018.

Note: IN JUNE – it’s the 4th & 5th Fridays of the month, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the dates listed either in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  All participants must have a valid HSPLS library card.

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

popcorn and filmstrip

Join us and watch a Free PG-13 or PG movie in our auditorium.  You’re welcome to bring in your own food & drink.  It does get chilly during the movie.

Movies connect to our theme – Libraries Rock! – and relate to music.  Light refreshments are served, while supplies last.  PG-13 movies are for those age 13 years or older.  Movies are listed below:

June 22:  Pitch Perfect 3  [PG-13]

July 13:  the Greatest Showman  [PG]

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days ahead of the program date if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

open book on table

The first few pages of Chapter 1 of a YA Fiction book are shredded & placed in a jar.  Name the correct title for a chance to win a prize!  Entry forms are to be filled out at the library.  Contact information must be legible and correct for a valid entry into the prize drawing.  One entry per person.

Game is for students entering Gr. 6 – 12.  This game runs from June 25 – July 14.  Winner will be notified by July 18.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before visiting if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

Come in your pajamas for a quiet storytime of read aloud stories and a simple craft activity. Monday evenings June 4, 18 and 25, and July 2 and 9, starting at 6 p.m.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date.

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver, are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen to and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, connecting to social media, or using email?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot, where the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with any basic computer or wireless device need.

This is designed for those wanting basic computer skills or knowledge.  One-on-one Help runs until June 2018.  It will re-start in Fall 2018.

Note: IN JUNE – it’s the 4th & 5th Fridays of the month, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the dates listed either in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  All participants must have a valid HSPLS library card.

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

Altoid tin and craft items

Transform a used Altoid tin into either a first aid kit or a magnetic game.  Supplies will be provided.  Event is for students entering Gr. 6 – 12.

Location: YA loft.  First-come, first-served.  Limit – 10.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before program date if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on June 1.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Storyteller Ben Moffat

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller Ben Moffat will entertain the audience in a performance that will use puppetry, stilts, magic, music, & movement. For over twenty years, Ben worked as a theatre professor at the Windward Community College and has performed across the United States and the world as a solo storyteller and with a dance-theatre troupe.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 4 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

popcorn and filmstrip

Join us and watch a Free PG-13 or PG movie in our auditorium.  You’re welcome to bring in your own food & drink.  It does get chilly during the movie.

Movies connect to our theme – Libraries Rock! – and relate to music.  Light refreshments are served, while supplies last.  PG-13 movies are for those age 13 years or older.  Movies are listed below:

June 22:  Pitch Perfect 3  [PG-13]

July 13:  the Greatest Showman  [PG]

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days ahead of the program date if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

Sunset + ocean with text 'Escape the Room'

Try and escape from our summer-themed room!  You will have a time limit to discover and find the clues needed to open a box to escape.  This Free Event is for those in Gr. 6 and up, including adults.  The YA librarian will be in the room with each group for safety and to offer help.  Good luck!

SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED.

* There are three time slots: 10:15 (full), 11:00, and 12:15.

* Sign-up starts on June 04 and can be done either in person at the Reference Desk or via phone.

* You can sign up a maximum of three people (self + 2 other people).  Limit – 8 per time slot.  There’s no wait list if a time slot is full.

* Please meet near the Reference Desk at least 5 minutes prior to your start time.  Walk-ins are welcome if a time slot is not full.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on Nov. 1.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 36
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No