Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library

Address

67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy 96743
808-887-6067

About

Welcome to the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library! Designed by Team Pacific, Inc., our library opened in October 1978.  We are located on the campus of Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School. Our library was named after Thelma Parker, who inherited the Parker Ranch, the largest ranch on the Island of Hawaii.

Upcoming Events

Stories for Preschoolers

The Library hosts story time every Thursday for keikis, 2-5 and their families.  The program includes stories and songs with a simple craft activity to follow.  This enjoyable and bonding experience can provide opportunities for brain development and the building of friendships.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Special Events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled programs.

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.

Thelma Parker is hosting a Marvel Superhero Marathon lasting the entire summer!  Every Friday starting on June 8 with Captain America we are showing all the Marvel Superheroes Films.  Bring your snacks, popcorn, drinks, settle yourself into our comfortable chairs and get ready to enjoy all your favorite Super Heroes.

This short course describes and demonstrates basic uses of the Internet.  Listed below are the specific topics to be covered.

  1. History of the Internet
  2. Setting up your computer for internet use
  3. Searching for information on the internet
  4. Online dictionary, library, newspaper, maps, shopping, banking, radio, television, …
  5. Setting up and using electronic mail (e-mail)

It is recommended to bring an internet-accessible device to practice the materials covered in class.

About the instructor: Arthur Goshtasby recently retired as the Professor of Computer Science and Engineering from Wright University in Dayton, Ohio and moved to the Big Island.

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.

Science Rocks with atom image

Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library will be hosting “SCIENCE SATURDAYS” for students in grades 3 to 8 and their families.  Each Saturday attendees will learn something new and fun from the world of science.  This program is part of the Library’s NASA@My Library program to engage public audiences nationwide in information and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.

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.

Muolaulani hula dancers

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Muolaulani is a contemporary Hawaiian dance company showcasing hula at its highest art form. They are noted for their innovative presentations. Artistic Director and Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang brings to the stage Hawaiian rituals, myths, and legends with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawai’i and its rich culture. Muolaulani performers have been trained through the dance school Halau Hula No’eau in the style called hula ku’i – a descriptive dance style which blends traditional hula with western idioms.

This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. 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.

 

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.

Join us for Movie Night!  Every second Wednesday of the month Thelma Parker hosts a new, ‘Just Released DVD’ movie.  This is a free program and opened to the community.  Come check out the big screen, big sound and air conditioned meeting room.  Don’t forget the popcorn!

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

People sharing poetry

Hawaii Writers Guild present an evening of stories and poetry by members and invited guests.

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 CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 13
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 52
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes