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

  • January 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots, a weekly 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. No registration required.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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.

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

Story Time Tiger and Lion with Books
  • January 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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  • Contact: 808-832-3466

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots, a weekly 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. No registration required.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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.

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

Robot arm

One Tuesday afternoon from January through May, from 3-4:30 p.m., children ages 5-11 are invited to explore robot games with the Kalihi Kai Elementary School Robotics Club in the Robotics Room, the air conditioned library auditorium. Parents and guardians may join the exploration, programming and competition, but younger siblings cannot be accommodated. Drinking water will be provided. Call the library at 832-3466 to sign up for 1 of 10 spaces.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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

This free event is a joint project of the Kalihi Kai Elementary School Robotics Club and the Friends of Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Words shaped in a circular pattern

Join us one Wednesday afternoon each month in the YA teen loft for a DIY make & take.  All materials will be provided.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 – 12.

No sign-up is needed – first come, first served.  Limit: 08 per session.

  • Jan. 22: Chinese New Year craft
  • Feb. 12: TBD
  • Mar. 11: TBD
  • Apr. 15: TBD

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  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 at 832-3466.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

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. Come Friday 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 from the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat. Please note the 4:30 p.m. closing time.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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.

  • February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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. Come Friday 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 from the first working day of the previous month to sign up for a seat. Please note the 4:30 p.m. closing time.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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.

Stack of books

Every second Tuesday afternoon from 3-4:30 p.m., children ages 5-11 are invited to actively study and work on homework assignments in the Study Room, the air conditioned library auditorium. Parents and guardians may tag along to help with assignments, but younger siblings will be more comfortable in the Children’s Room. Long clean tables are available for collaborating on and creating big projects, and there’s WIFI connection for your device with a valid Hawaii State Public Library System library card. Food and beverages will be allowed so bring your own snacks and water bottle; water will also be available. Call the library at 832-3466 to sign up for 1 of 10 spaces.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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

This free event is a joint project of the Kalihi Kai Elementary School Robotics Club and the Friends of Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Words shaped in a circular pattern

Join us one Wednesday afternoon each month in the YA teen loft for a DIY make & take.  All materials will be provided.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 – 12.

No sign-up is needed – first come, first served.  Limit: 08 per session.

  • Feb. 12: TBD
  • Mar. 11: TBD
  • Apr. 15: TBD

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  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 at 832-3466.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Robot arm

One Tuesday afternoon from January through May, from 3-4:30 p.m., children ages 5-11 are invited to explore robot games with the Kalihi Kai Elementary School Robotics Club in the Robotics Room, the air conditioned library auditorium. Parents and guardians may join the exploration, programming and competition, but younger siblings cannot be accommodated. Drinking water will be provided. Call the library at 832-3466 to sign up for 1 of 10 spaces.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 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

This free event is a joint project of the Kalihi Kai Elementary School Robotics Club and the Friends of Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Computer stations on a table

Interested in learning Word or Excel?  Join us for a free basic computer class.  This series will run from February to June 2020.  Classes are held on Fridays in the Auditorium at 1:00.  Each class will include a handout.

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.

Sign up starts on Dec. 18 for January to March 2020.  Sign up starts on Feb. 28 for April to June 2020.

Classes rotate through 2 topics, with a 3rd offered quarterly – see below.

  • Word 2010: Feb. 21, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, and May 15
  • Excel 2010: Feb. 28, Apr. 17, May 08, and June 19
  • Library card & online features: March 13 and June 26

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.

If you’re interested in a 1-to-1 computer help session with a librarian, please visit our library’s Reference Desk or call us for more details.

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