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

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Attend an afterschool movie screening every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Everybody is invited to watch a PG rated movie located in our meeting room. Contact the library to find out the movie title.

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.

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A fantasy card game activity for ages 10 and up. Come learn the game and meet new players.

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.

Dr. Ignacio “NACHO” de la Higuera, a researcher at the Center for Life in Extreme Environments in Portland, Oregon, will be offering a virtual presentation. Dr Ignacio is interested in understanding how viruses are constantly changing and what impact they have on the evolution of life on Earth.

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.

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.

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.

Phytoplankton Populations from Satellite Data

As a NASA@My Library library, Thelma Parker will be hosting a virtual presentation event.  Learn how NASA is helping scientists uncover important information about the health of our oceans using satellites in space!  Bryce Penta, a microbiology doctoral student at Oregon State University, studies the microscopic plants of the ocean, phytoplankton, which form the base of the marine food web.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodations 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.

A fantasy card game for ages 10 and up. Come learn the game and meet new players.

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