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

It's story time
  • September 17, 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.

  • September 17, 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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  • Contact: 808-832-3466

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.

pictures of a sewing needle with thread, knitting, and crochet
  • September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 17, 2019

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Kalihi-Palama Public Library is starting a Needlecraft Group.

Do you crochet, knit, embroider, or enjoy another kind of needlecraft?

Are you looking for an informal, open craft space where you can work on your project, meet other crafters, and share ideas?

Beginning on March 20, join us in the library auditorium on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

All skill levels are welcome but please note, this is not a class or instructional program.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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 July to December 2019. Classes are held on Fridays in the Auditorium at 1:00.

Each class will include a handout.  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: Sep. 20, and Nov. 15
  2. Print & save files: Sep. 27, and Nov. 22
  3. Email: Oct. 11 @ 11:00
  4. Library card and online features: Dec. 13

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

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

popcorn and filmstrip

Come in on the last Wednesday of the month and watch a FREE PG-13 movie in the auditorium.  Movies are suited for those 13 years and older.  Movies are either adapted from a YA book, or connected to an upcoming movie release (eg. the next in a series).

You may bring in outside food and drink.  The dates and titles are listed below:

  • Sep. 25 – the Addams Family [1991].  Animated movie premieres 10/18
  • Oct. 30 – Charlie’s Angels: full throttle [2003].  New movie premieres 11/01
  • Nov. 27 – Frozen [2013].  Frozen II premieres 11/22

Light snacks will be provided, whiles supplies last.  Limit – 10, first come, first served.

Program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change or cancellation. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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 July to December 2019. Classes are held on Fridays in the Auditorium at 1:00.

Each class will include a handout.  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: Nov. 15
  2. Print & save files: Sep. 27, and Nov. 22
  3. Email: Oct. 11 @ 11:00
  4. Library card and online features: Dec. 13

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

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Teens studying

Need a place for small group to study, or to finish a project?

Stop by our Teen Study Scene Room for a few afternoons this fall semester.  Students in Gr. 6-12 are able to use the room.  The YA librarian will monitor the room.  The perks of using this room are:

  • having conversations in a normal voice
  • larger table space to work on posters/ projects
  • outside food & drink may be consumed.

Light snacks will be served, while supplies last.

RULES:

  1.  No socializing or playing around.
  2. Audio/ video may be played only with headphones or earbuds.
  3. When you’re done: push in your chair, and throw away trash.

See below for the dates & times for Study Room use:

  • Wed. (Oct. 02): 2:00 – 3:30
  • Thurs. (Oct. 03):  2:00 – 3:30

Program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Teens studying

Need a place for small group to study, or to finish a project?

Stop by our Teen Study Scene Room for a few afternoons this fall semester.  Students in Gr. 6-12 are able to use the room.  The YA librarian will monitor the room.  The perks of using this room are:

  • having conversations in a normal voice
  • larger table space to work on posters/ projects
  • outside food & drink may be consumed.

Light snacks will be served, while supplies last.

RULES:

  1.  No socializing or playing around.
  2. Audio/ video may be played only with headphones or earbuds.
  3. When you’re done: push in your chair, and throw away trash.
  4. Limit – 12, first come, first served.

See below for the dates & times for Study Room use:

  • Thurs. (Oct. 03):  2:00 – 3:30

Program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Arts and crafts supplies
  • October 4, 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
  • October 5, 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