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

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.

possums reading a book

As the current school year is in full swing, members of the Farrington High School Key Club are offering a free weekly reading mentor community project at Kalihi-Palama Public Library on Wednesdays, from 3-4 p.m. Any child is welcome to listen to a story read aloud, and then the child may read aloud to the Key Club member.

We hope to nurture young readers by encouraging active listening skills, reading fluency, correct pronunciation, expression, and comprehension. Really sounds like a lot but it is just what we encourage parents, caregivers, and older siblings to do at home: read aloud to keiki plus listen to keiki read aloud.

The Key Club will continue meeting at the library through May 2019 on Wednesdays when the library is open, so please take advantage of this opportunity to have one-on-one or small group interactions all for the love of reading, books and libraries. No registration required. For more information, call 832-3466.

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

 

popcorn and filmstrip

Join us and watch a Free PG-13 movie in our auditorium.  You’re welcome to bring in your own food & drink.  It does get chilly during the movie.  Light refreshments are served, while supplies last.  Sponsored in part the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.  Start time is 3:30 p.m.  The scheduled movie is:  

  • Nov. 21:  the Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). [PG]  25th anniversary

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.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  The last Friday date is:

  • Fri. Nov. 30: 1:00 – 3:15

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.

Arts and crafts supplies

Date change to November 30.

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

Date change to Saturday, December 1.

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.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  The last Saturday date is:

  • Sat. Dec. 01: 10:00 – 12:15

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.

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.

tools, wrapped gifts and tags

As the holiday season begins, join our Merry Makerspace!  Limited materials and supplies are provided at this self-directed event.  You are also welcome to bring in your own materials to work with.

Create your own holiday-inspired items, or follow one of our craft instruction sheets with a finished sample.  Participants are not required to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 and up.

Dates & Time: Dec. 12 and 13, from 2:00 – 4:00.

  • Sign-up is required at the library in person, or via phone call.  You may sign up for one or both sessions.
  • Limit: 14 per day.  Note – 7 spots are reserved for teens.  There is no wait list.
  • Event will be monitored by the YA librarian or library staff/ volunteer.
  • No food consumption is allowed.  Drinks in covered containers are allowed on the floor, or put away in a bag, and consumed away from all crafting areas.
  • Please clean up after yourself.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date at 832-3466.  Mahalo!

 

tools, wrapped gifts and tags

As the holiday season begins, join our Merry Makerspace!  Limited materials and supplies are provided at this self-directed event.  You are also welcome to bring in your own materials to work with.

Create your own holiday-inspired items, or follow one of our craft instruction sheets with a finished sample.  Participants are not required to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 and up.

Dates & Time: Dec. 12 and 13, from 2:00 – 4:00.

  • Sign-up is required at the library in person, or via phone call.  You may sign up for one or both sessions.
  • Limit: 14 per day.  Note – 7 spots are reserved for teens.  There is no wait list.
  • Event will be monitored by the YA librarian or library staff/ volunteer.
  • No food consumption is allowed.  Drinks in covered containers are allowed on the floor, or put away in a bag, and consumed away from all crafting areas.
  • Please clean up after yourself.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date at 832-3466.  Mahalo!

 

student studying with books

Teens – do you need space to finish a project or display board or study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, Gr. 6-12, 1st come 1st served

RULES:

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music or videos are allowed only on your own device with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:00 pm

DATES:

  • Dec. 18, 20 – Tuesday & Thursday

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

student studying with books

Teens – do you need space to finish a project or display board or study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, Gr. 6-12, 1st come 1st served

RULES:

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music or videos are allowed only on your own device with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  1:30 – 3:00 pm

DATE:

  • Dec. 19 – Wednesday

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

student studying with books

Teens – do you need space to finish a project or display board or study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, Gr. 6-12, 1st come 1st served

RULES:

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music or videos are allowed only on your own device with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:00 pm

DATE:

  • Dec. 20 – Thursday

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

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