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

Dates: Wednesdays, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12

Features stories, songs, rhymes and movement for children ages 0-4, but all keiki are welcome! Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A half-hour storytime is followed by a half-hour block building play time. Help your keiki learn social, motor and cognitive skills. This program will run for six weeks during the summer.

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

clip art tools

Ever wonder what tools are most useful? Come by the library and be introduced to the tools every household should have. City Mill’s “Uncle Frank” Suster will talk about different hardware tools and explain their many uses. Uncle Frank has worked for the local hardware store for over 48 years and is also a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Safety Expert. Two similar sessions will be offered in June. These 40-minute programs are geared for elementary-school-aged children and their families.

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.

 

Dates: Thursdays, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13

Patrons will be read aloud a story or stories without viewing the illustrations. They will then be asked to use their creative imagination to build representations of the images they visualized using different types of building manipulatives each week. Get your creative juices flowing and have fun with the family, Thursday nights this summer. Recommended for preschool to elementary-school-aged children and their families.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Join storyteller Yasu Ishida on a magical journey of origami, a paper folding art! Learn how to make amusing action origami which animates to fly, flip, jump and snap. This 45-minute hands-on workshop focuses on folding 3-4 action origami designs, such as traditional flapping bird, flying bat, and even wiggling dinosaur. Program is suitable for ages 9 and older.

Program size is limited. RSVP required. Contact the library to register.

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.

mom and baby play

Come join us and learn songs, rhymes and books to share with your young child. This program is for babies 0-12 months and their caregivers.

This program is offered for three Saturdays this summer (June 10, June 24, July 8).

cluttered room

Overwhelmed with clutter but don’t know how to begin the process of clearing out? Cynthia Arnold, Vice President of Senior Move Managers and De-Clutter Hawaii, will provide tips and tricks for downsizing and clearing the clutter from your home. For the past 7 years, Cynthia has helped clients to either move or age in place. Get inspired to de-clutter your home with fresh ideas on how to keep your memories but “let go” of the stuff. This one-hour program is free and 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.

Hardware Science logo with lightbulb

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

In Hardware Science, DIY doesn’t just stand for do-it-yourself; it stands for DISCOVER-it-yourself! Children and their families will be able to participate in some fun and interactive activities that tie in the concepts of building and science. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts.

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.

Ukulele maker Frank Suster

“Uncle Frank” Suster will share one of his favorite hobbies, ukulele making. His presentation will focus on the history of ukulele making from early to present day and briefly cover the basic steps of making an ukulele. He will also sing a few songs for the kids. Uncle Frank has made over 100 ukuleles of all different shapes. He is the great, great grandson of Manuel Nunes, inventor of the ukulele.

Uncle Frank has worked at a local hardware store for over 48 years in various positions and is currently the company’s Facilities Manager. Uncle Frank is also a DIY and Safety Expert, many of his tips have been featured in the Star Advertiser and various television spots.

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.

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.

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