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

Alphabet blocks

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 the groove of 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. No registration necessary.

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.

Magician Glen Bailey holding a deck of cards in left hand.

Children of all ages and adults are invited to enjoy a family-friendly magic stage show presented by veteran magician Glen Bailey at Kalihi-Palama Public Library on Tuesday morning, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. The 40-minute performance promotes our statewide summer reading theme of Build a Better World with interactive magic in which children are encouraged to participate. Glen Bailey has performed for the past 25 years throughout Hawai’i at libraries, schools, parties, and restaurants, and in the Philippines with the Aloha Medical Mission.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai’i through a grant from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the Rotary Club of Windward O’ahu.

Program subject to change. Contact the library at 832-3466 ten days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Students, who just completed Kindergarten through Grade 5 in elementary school, are invited to Build it! this summer at Kalihi-Palama Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m., June 7 to July 12. The free program challenges participants to construct a different structure or game each week: Rainbow Maze, Spaghetti Tower, Paper Blocks, Marshmallow Bridge, Straw House, and Marble Run. Limited to 12 participants; call the library at 832-3466 to register. Due to small parts, children under 4 years old may not participate.

Program schedules are subject to change. Call the library at 832-3466 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Students, who just completed Kindergarten through Grade 5 in elementary school, are invited to Build it! this summer at Kalihi-Palama Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m., June 7 to July 12. The free program challenges participants to construct a different structure or game each week: Rainbow Maze, Spaghetti Tower, Paper Blocks, Marshmallow Bridge, Straw House, and Marble Run. Limited to 12 participants; call the library at 832-3466 to register. Due to small parts, children under 4 years old may not participate.

Program schedules are subject to change. Call the library at 832-3466 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 UFCs – 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.

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 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.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Prepare to be amazed, dazzled & bewildered by Story Circus with Yasu Ishida – an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus. Can you imagine what Balloon Haiku (balloon animals coming to life with Haiku), Storygami (storytelling with Origami), & Storytelling with Magic look like? Stories will come together in visual ways, inviting audience interaction and lots of fun. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. This free 45-minute program is suitable for children in preschool to grade 5. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. 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.

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.

Students, who just completed Kindergarten through Grade 5 in elementary school, are invited to Build it! this summer at Kalihi-Palama Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m., June 7 to July 12. The free program challenges participants to construct a different structure or game each week: Rainbow Maze, Spaghetti Tower, Paper Blocks, Marshmallow Bridge, Straw House, and Marble Run. Limited to 12 participants; call the library at 832-3466 to register. Due to small parts, children under 4 years old may not participate.

Program schedules are subject to change. Call the library at 832-3466 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Blocks for Toddler Playtime

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 the groove of 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. No registration necessary.

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 an adult caregiver.

Keiki Storytime

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 the groove of 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.

United States flag and the Statue of Liberty

A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss the following topics:

  • How to get a Green Card
  • How to become a U.S. Citizen
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

This 90-minute informational program is suitable for ages 18 and older.

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 UFCs – 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.

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 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.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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 UFCs – 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.

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 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.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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 UFCs – 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.

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 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.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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 UFCs – 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. .

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 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. Class size met.

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 UFCs – 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.

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 UFCs – 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.

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

S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Second Monday Art Recycle Trash, and is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and recycling objects into functional and decorative items. We have altered mint tins, cardboard coffee sleeves, and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made brooches from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Program size is limited.

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 PM – 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