Liliha Public Library

Address

1515 Liliha St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
808-587-7577

About

Welcome to the Liliha Public Library! Designed by Steven Oyakawa, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright, our library opened on Dec. 12, 1966. Our uniquely-built library features skylights, rounded corners, and generous allotments of space for all parts of the building to create an ideal mid-sized library. Liliha Public Library is the only library in HSPLS with roof-top parking.

Upcoming Events

Blocks for Toddler Playtime

Features stories, songs, and a craft or other activity targeted for children ages 0-4, but all keiki are welcome!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Keiki Storytime is every Wednesday in the children’s area.

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

 

The whole family is welcome to join our all ages, evening storytime program!

Family Storytime is every Thursday in the children’s area.

Each third Thursday of the month features volunteer Sandra Taga, “The Wandering Reader,” who shares stories from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

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

Honolulu Theatre for Youth actors

BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an Ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. One day BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s OUCHES. So they set out on an adventure with their box of band aids to fix all the OUCHES in the world. Performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

This 30-minute performance is suitable for ages 2 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's circular logo

Halloween Bat & Gift Bag

Make a Halloween Bat and create your own Halloween Gift Bag.  Supplies will be provided.  Program size is limited.  RSVP required.  Please register at the library’s reference desk or call the library to make a reservation.  Program is recommended for 11 years old and up.

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

Woman doing Tai Chi

Join us for a demonstration of Tai Chi. Tai Chi Master Ms. Iok Leng Kong, President of Hawaii Health & Sports Association, has been teaching Tai Chi in Hawaii for more than 14 years. Ms. Kong  will introduce the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan to interested participants, young and old.

Classes will be held on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, running from October through December.

Please register at the library. Class 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.

Adult reading to three children

Join us for a special storytime event in celebration of Make a Difference Day.  Volunteers from Ohana100 will read with keiki and engage in fun reading activities to promote literacy.  Free books will be given to children and teens (babies through age 18) during this event, while supplies last.

Ohana100 is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and community services in Hawaii and New York.  Over the years, they have provided free and gently used books to children and supported literacy initiatives in local communities.

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.

 

Photo credit: Ohana100

Knit One, is an introductory knitting program for ages 16 and older. Participants will learn from Cynthia Frazer, the knitting basics of the knit stitch and will have a chance to create a cute coffee cozy or wrist warmer.  All supplies will be provided and participation is free.

Space is limited to 12, sign-up in library encouraged. 

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

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 31
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 33
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No