Kalihi-Palama Public Library

Address

1325 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
808-832-3466

About

Welcome to the Kalihi-Palama Public Library! Designed by architect Vladimir Ossipoff,  called “the master of Hawaii modern architecture,” our library opened on Sept. 9, 1949. One of the few HSPLS libraries with an auditorium, ours is unique and popular- booked a year in advance. On Sept. 9, 2014, our library celebrated its 65th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver, are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen to and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Books

What is a Junk Journal? Search the Internet for definitions and samples of junk journals, then come to the library to create a junk journal of your own. Participants will make a junk journal with recycled 2-dimensional paper supplies, junk mail, magazine clippings, and other found and saved paper materials. Start saving your paper memorabilia. A list of suggestions will be available at the library or through email after registration. You decide if your junk journal will be decorative and/or practical as a diary, or a book with a theme such as a person, place or thing. Printed and plain cardstock, paper scraps, chipboard, and elastic will be provided for three signatures of 12-16 pages in one approximately 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ chipboard book bound with elastic for a fluid, flexible journal.

Bring your own paper trimmer, fussy cut scissors, decorative border punches, thematic die cut dies, wet and dry adhesives, all labeled with your name. Basic tools and supplies such as scissors, craft knife, glue stick, white glue, decorative scissors, and Big Shot die cut machine will be available. Bring your own lunch and beverages; there will be a half hour lunch break at noon.

This free program is limited to 10 teens and adults; for more information and registration, call the library at 832-3466. We are not making a smash book, glue book, vintage junk journal or art journal. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date.

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

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.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  The Friday dates are listed below:

  • Fri. Aug. 31: 12:30 – 2:45
  • Fri. Sep. 28: 1:00 – 3:15
  • Fri. Oct. 26: 1:00 – 3:15
  • Nov. 30: 1:00 – 3:15

Note: August has 1-on-1 help only on Friday, Aug. 31, as we’re closed on Saturday for the Labor Day weekend.

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Interested in learning Word or Excel?  Need a refresher on printing documents?  Join us for a Free Computer class.  This series will run from September to November 2018.  Classes are held on the 3rd Friday of the month with the YA librarian.  Topics covered:

Sep. 21: Excel and Word program

Oct. 19: Printing: email attachments, online drives, or via web sites

Nov. 16: HSPLS online: services and databases

Please sign up in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  Limit: 08 people per class.

Light refreshments are available, courtesy of the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library at 832-3466 seven days in advance if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need. You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  Upcoming Friday dates are listed below:

  • Fri. Sep. 28: 1:00 – 3:15
  • Fri. Oct. 26: 1:00 – 3:15
  • Nov. 30: 1:00 – 3:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need. You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  Upcoming Saturday dates are listed below:

  • Sat. Sep. 29: 10:00 – 12:15
  • Sat. Oct. 27: 10:00 – 12:15
  • Sat. Dec. 01: 10:00 – 12:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on the first working day of the previous month.

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.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need. You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  Upcoming Friday dates are listed below:

  • Fri. Oct. 26: 1:00 – 3:15
  • Nov. 30: 1:00 – 3:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?  Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  Upcoming Saturday dates are listed below:

  • Sat. Oct. 27: 10:00 – 12:15
  • Sat. Dec. 01: 10:00 – 12:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  The last Friday date is:

  • Fri. Nov. 30: 1:00 – 3:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

keyboard

Need help navigating online, with email attachments, or with social media?

Sign up for a 40 minute time slot, and the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with a basic computer or wireless device need.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the scheduled date at the reference desk or via phone.  A valid HSPLS library card is required.

One-on-one help is the last Friday and Saturday of the month, from August to November 2018.  The last Saturday date is:

  • Sat. Dec. 01: 10:00 – 12:15

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or other accommodation due to a disability.

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Adult crafters are invited to work independently or with a friend on your own unfinished crafts projects in an air-conditioned spacious room. Remember to bring your own supplies, materials, tools, projects, your own Friday dinner/Saturday lunch and beverages, and a small snack to share. Come Friday evening and leave your work space set up for Saturday. This is a commercial-free library program so there is no selling or solicitation. Program size is limited. You may call the library at 832-3466 or stop at the Information Desk on the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat.

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

Arts and crafts supplies

S.M.A.R.T.  is an adults-only one-hour arts & crafts workshop that features reusing and repurposing donated recyclables into functional and decorative items. We have altered cigar boxes; bound coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with washi tape; and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year include vintage junk journal, glue book, book sculpture, travel journal, book jewelry, card making and our annual mini calendar. Program size is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 832-3466 or stopping by the Information Desk starting on Nov. 1.

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.

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 36
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No