North Kohala Public Library

Address

54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755, United States
808-889-6655

About

Welcome to the North Kohala Public Library! Designed by CDS International, our $7.8 million, 6,000 sq.-ft. “green” library opened on Nov. 8, 2010. In Dec. 2011, we became the first HSPLS library and first state building in Hawaii to achieve LEED Gold Certification. Creative and innovative design features including wind and photovoltaic energy systems have helped us save about $1,500 annually on electricity bills.

Upcoming Events

Teens making jewelry

Attend a special jewelry making class just for teens, ages 13-19. Jewelry artists, Sid Nakamoto and Gail Ching-Lee will demonstrate a simple and beautiful jewelry design.  Materials will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.

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

10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

Program is suitable for ages five and under.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

butterfly with text GoGracefully Living and dying joyfully
  • July 30: Internal communication (self-talk) and communicating with others in relation to both living and dying
  • August 27: Healing relationships through Ho‘oponopono & creatively communicating our legacy while we are still alive
  • September 24: Communicating our final wishes using do-it-yourself legal services — Live Demonstration

GoGracefully™ LLC, based in North Kohala and serving the world, is offering a series of two-hour long workshops designed to discover meaning and deepen values in relation to both living and dying. Each workshop includes a free gift for all participants. RSVP for all three workshops prior to July 20th and receive a free digital copy of the GoGracefully PonoBook upon completion. The PonoBook is a detailed guide to help you plan for a joy filled life and hopefully, a peaceful death.

To RSVP or for more information visit the GoGracefully website.

The presenter, James Land, is a certified End-of-Life Doula, hospice volunteer, and former paramedic. He has devoted thousands of volunteer hours creating a deeper understanding of death and its relationship to the living. He is a founder of GoGracefully.com

Lightning Storm with Title of Movie

North Kohala Public Library will show the PBS documentary film, “Decoding the Weather Machine”, at 6:00p.m.on Monday, August 6th. In this two-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.

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

ScratchJr. App Logo with Text

A ScratchJr. Workshop, an introduction to coding for early learners, will be at the North Kohala Public Library on Monday, August 13th from 6-7pm. The workshop will introduce the ScratchJr. App.  This app uses block programming to allow keiki to create their own stories and digital content.  The app was designed for learners from 5-7 years old.  The app is a free download on iPad, Android tablets, Amazon Tablets, and Chromebooks.   If possible, please bring your own device to the workshop.

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

 

Book Cover and Author Photo

The Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  For the August book discussion, participants will read “My Year of Meats” by Ruth Ozeki.

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

Afterschool Activities Club Tuesdays 2:30p.m.

North Kohala Public Library invites you to join the after-school activities club on selected Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. We will enjoy a variety of fun activities, meet new friends, and learn new things. Possible activities include Lego building, Wii gaming, drama, crafting, movies, breakout games, book talks, and sports. Please call for more information.

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

Jewelry artist, Sid Nakamoto, will offer two sessions of his popular jewelry making program—at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 20. Materials donated by the artist and the Friends of the North Kohala Library will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.  Due to the popularity of Sid’s jewelry workshops, a limit has been placed on the number of participants.  Call the library to register.

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

 

 

 

 

writer's group

Join the North Kohala Public Library’s writer’s group from 10 a.m. until noon on the third Tuesday of each month to exercise and enhance your writing skills.  For beginning writers or published authors–the timid, the brave–serious or amateur–prolific or blocked.  The group is facilitated by published author, Eila Algood, who asks that you bring pen, paper, and any writing samples you may want to share.

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

PRIDE Rainbow Flag with Heart

Hawaii Writers Guild presents a PRIDE Writing Workshop for new and experienced writers on August 28 from 3:30-5:00p.m. This is an opportunity for LGBTQI people to write their experiences: Challenges and Blessings, Joys and Sorrows in a safe space. Program is suitable for teens and adults. The workshop is led by published author Eila Algood. She will provide paper, pens and prompts for you to write your story as essay, fiction or poetry.

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

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills

Na Imi Ike is an Olelo Hawaii study group open to all ages and skill levels. Their goal is to create of group of motivated learners in North Kohala who will support each other towards fluency in the Hawaiian Language. Programs are the last Thursday of every month starting at 3:30p.m. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 31
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes