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

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.

  • May 28, 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.

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:
  2. Print & save files:
  3. Email: May 31
  4. Library card and online features: June 14

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.

Shredded word sentences
  • June 3, 2019
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 24, 2019

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This summer: come in, look at a jar of shredded pages from the first chapter of a YA fiction book, and guess the correct title to win!  All correct and legible entries will be entered to win a gift card!  There are two chances to win:

  • Book title I – runs from June 03 to June 24; Winner will be notified by June 28.
  • Book title II – runs from June 25 to July 13; Winner will be notified by July 17.

Program is sponsored in part by 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.

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. 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. 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.

Craft time with items

Join us this summer in the Teen Loft, where we’ll either make a craft or do an activity.  Program is suitable for those entering Gr. 6 – 12.  All materials are provided, while supplies last.  Check back for more details by the end of May.

DATES:  June 05, 13, 20, and July 05

Limit – 08, 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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Arts and crafts supplies
  • June 7, 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

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.

crafts
  • June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2019

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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 cardboard coffee sleeves and CDs into mini books; decorated composition books with duct and washi tape; cut t-shirts into warm infinity scarves, and made pins from aluminum beverage cans. Every month is a new adventure in arts, crafts, and recycling. Some possibilities this year may include DVD box recipe book, book sculpture, travel file folder, 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 before program month (example: February 1 for March 11)

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.

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. 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.  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.

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