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.

student studying with books

Teens – do you need a space to finish a project or display board, or do you need to study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, age 13-19, 1st come 1st served

RULES

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music and videos are allowed only with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:30 pm

DATES:

  • Tues. – Thurs.  May 22 – 24
  • Tues. May 29

Program schedule is subject to change.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

keyboard

Need some help navigating online, connecting to social media, or using email?  Sign up for a Free 30 minute time slot, where the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with any basic computer or wireless device need.  This is designed for those wanting basic computer skills or knowledge.

One-on-one Help runs in February, and from April to June 2018.  Help is available on the 3rd and 4th Friday of the month, in February, and April to May.  Note: Help in June is on the 4th & 5th Friday of the month.  Time frame: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the dates listed either in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  Note: all participants must have a valid HSPLS library card.

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

student studying with books

Teens – do you need a space to finish a project or display board, or do you need to study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, age 13-19, 1st come 1st served

RULES

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music and videos are allowed only with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:30 pm

DATES:

  • Tues. – Thurs.  May 22 – 24
  • Tues. May 29

Program schedule is subject to change.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Interested in computer basics, or want a refresher on email use or printing documents?  Join us for a Free Computer class.  This series will run from February to June 2018.  Classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month with the YA librarian.  The topics covered are:

Feb. 15: Email basics

Mar. 15: Navigating the Internet

Apr. 19: Printing, Saving, and Sending Documents

May 17: CANCELED

June 21: some HSPLS subscriptions & databases

Please sign up in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  Limit: 08 people per class.  Note: all participants must have a valid HSPLS library card in good standing.

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

Schedule is subject to change.  Please contact the library 7 days in advance if you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.  Ph. 832-3466.

keyboard

Need some help navigating online, connecting to social media, or using email?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot, where the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with any basic computer or wireless device need.  This is designed for those wanting basic computer skills or knowledge.  One-on-one Help runs in February, and from April to June 2018.

Note: IN JUNE – it’s the 4th & 5th Fridays of the month, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the dates listed either in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  All participants must have a valid HSPLS library card.

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

keyboard

Need some help navigating online, connecting to social media, or using email?

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot, where the YA librarian will help you one-on-one with any basic computer or wireless device need.  This is designed for those wanting basic computer skills or knowledge.  One-on-one Help runs in February, and from April to June 2018.

Note: IN JUNE – it’s the 4th & 5th Fridays of the month, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  You must sign up at least 1 week ahead of the dates listed either in person at the Reference desk, or via phone.  All participants must have a valid HSPLS library card.

Program is suitable for those 18 years old and up.  Schedule is subject to change.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid/ 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 June 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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