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 at this branch

Shredded book pages

Stop in during Spring Break, guess the correct YA fiction title, and enter to win a prize!

The first few pages of a book will be shredded in a jar.  Name the correct title for a chance to win a gift card.  Entry forms are filled out at the library.  Contact information must legible and correct for valid entry into the prize drawing.  One entry per person.

Game runs from March 18 – 25, and is for students in Gr. 6 – 12.  The winner will be notified by March 30.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.

It's story time
  • March 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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.

All programs are subject to change or cancellation. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date.

Program is suitable for ages 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

  • March 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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.

All programs are subject to change or cancellation. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date.

Program is suitable for ages 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

popcorn and filmstrip

Come in and watch a free PG-13 movie in the auditorium!  You’re welcome to bring in your own food & drink.  Note: it gets chilly during the movie. 

Light refreshments are served, while supplies last.  Sponsored in part the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library. 

Start time is 3:30 p.m.  The scheduled movies are:   

  • Mar. 27: Ant-man and the Wasp (2018).[PG-13]
  • Apr. 24: Mission Impossible: fallout (2018). [PG-13]
  • May – no movie 

Program is subject to change or cancellation, and movie titles are subject to change.  Please contact the library 7 days ahead of the program date if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.  Mahalo!

keyboard

Do you need basic computer or online help?  Are you looking for a 1-on-1 help session?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot with the YA librarian.  There are two time slots per date.  One-on-one help is held most Thursdays, and a few Mondays and Saturdays.  There is no wait list.

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.  Limit – 3 time slots/ month per person

Spring sessions are scheduled from mid-January to June 2019.  The dates and times are:

  • Th. Mar. 28: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Sat. Mar. 30: 10:00 – 11:00
  • M. Apr. 01: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 11: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. Apr. 15: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 18: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Sat. Apr. 27: 10:00 – 11:00
  • M. May 06: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 16: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. May 20: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 23: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Th. May 30: 1:00 – 2:00

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.

Computer stations on a table

Interested in learning Word or Excel?  Need a refresher on saving documents?  Join us for a free computer class.  This series will run from February to June 2019. Classes are held most Friday afternoons in the Auditorium at 1:00.

At the end of each class, we’ll offer a short mouse skills tutorial.  Classes will rotate through 4 topics – see below.

You must sign up for a class in person, or via phone.  It helps the librarian prepare ahead of time for the class.  Limit – 8 people per class.  There is no wait list.

Computer Class Series (4 topics)

  1. Word/ Excel: May 17
  2. Print & save files: Mar. 29, and May 24
  3. Email: Apr. 26, and May 31
  4. Library card and online features: May 10, and June 14

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

Do you need basic computer or online help?  Are you looking for a 1-on-1 help session?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot with the YA librarian.  There are two time slots per date.  One-on-one help is held most Thursdays, and a few Mondays and Saturdays.  There is no wait list.

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.  Limit – 3 time slots/ month per person

Spring sessions are scheduled from mid-January to June 2019.  The dates and times are:

  • Sat. Mar. 30: 10:00 – 11:00
  • M. Apr. 01: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 11: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. Apr. 15: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 18: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Sat. Apr. 27: 10:00 – 11:00
  • M. May 06: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 16: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. May 20: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 23: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Th. May 30: 1:00 – 2:00

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

Do you need basic computer or online help?  Are you looking for a 1-on-1 help session?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot with the YA librarian.  There are two time slots per date.  One-on-one help is held most Thursdays, and a few Mondays and Saturdays.  There is no wait list.

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.  Limit – 3 time slots/ month per person

Spring sessions are scheduled from mid-January to June 2019.  The dates and times are:

  • M. Apr. 01: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 11: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. Apr. 15: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. Apr. 18: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Sat. Apr. 27: 10:00 – 11:00
  • M. May 06: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 16: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. May 20: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. May 23: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Th. May 30: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. June 03: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. June 13: 1:00 – 2:00
  • M. June 17: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Th. June 20: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Th. June 27: 1:00 – 2:00

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
  • April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2019

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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. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date. Mahalo.

Arts and crafts supplies
  • April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-832-3466

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. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date. Mahalo.

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 Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No