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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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

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 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