Kealakekua Public Library

Address

81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, United States
808-323-7585

About

Welcome to the Kealakekua Public Library! Designed by architect Howard Redfearn, our library opened on Oct. 14, 1950. The original portion of our library was built with native lava rock and ohia logs. Located in West Hawaii, our library serves residents from Keauhou-Kona to Ocean View in the Ka`u District.

Upcoming Events

Notting Hill movie poster

William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love. This film is Rated PG-13.

Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. (F.O.L.K.)

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

Origami boxes

Boxes, boxes everywhere. Learn how to make these beautiful origami boxes! This 1-hour program is suitable for teens+ and is limited to the first 8 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on February 21st, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. (F.O.L.K.)

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

Casablanca movie poster

Join us for this classic love tale!

Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. This film is Rated PG.

Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. (F.O.L.K.)

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

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

In lieu of storytime this month, a storytime packet will be available to you and your child in the children’s area. Each storytime will have a featured subject or concept, and includes books, instructions, and a simple activity or craft.

Storytime promotes early literacy and brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

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

 

Teen Jewelry Making Class Oct. 17 6p.m.

This new monthly program at Kealakekua Public Library is for you to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers to create, discuss, and work together!

We have the space, you bring the tools and projects. BYOB (bring your own beads) and bead away the afternoon.

This program is ongoing and will recur the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Please call the library at 808.323.7585 to check the schedule with a staff member.

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

 

Leave No Trace Movie Poster

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

This film is Rated PG and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

 

double hull canoe with a yellow sail

Join us for this talk story on the voyages of the Polynesians to Hawaii with Captain Kiko and see his Wa`akulua double hull canoe in person at the Kealakekua Public Library!

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. (F.O.L.K.)

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

Beaded bugs

Springtime is coming soon and you can welcome it with these fun beaded bugs! From beetles to bees to butterflies, create this cute craft to take home with you. This 1-hour program is suitable for ages 8-100 and is limited to the first 10 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on March 11th at 5pm, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

 

Lion King Movie Poster

Join us for this classic Disney tale!

This animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa, and his adventures with Timon and Pumbaa, while trying to avoid his wicked uncle, Scar and his evil plot to overthrow the king.

This film is Rated G and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Mayumi Oda

As an artist, Mayumi has been creating Goddess images and writing about Goddesses for 50 years. She asks us to appreciate the female body and all of its attributes, dark and light, and then claim it, embody it, recognize its divinity. And then she asks that we understand that our body is the very body of the earth, and that we are inextricably linked to the planet and the work to preserve it. Mayumi speaks of the privilege and responsibility of living sustainably in Hawaii our beautiful Rainbow State.

(Photo credit Brian Yamamoto)

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)

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

Queen of the Sun movie poster

Join us for this documentary where filmmaker Taggart Siegel examines how the disappearance of bees affects the planet.

This film is Not Rated and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Leather luggage tags

In this second class, you will learn about tooling, sewing, and staining, and will walk away with a luggage tag. This 1-hour program is suitable for ages 10+ and is limited to the first 8 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on March 21st, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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

March of the Penguins movie poster

At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet.

This film is Rated G and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Knitted pink dishcloth

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Here is your opportunity! Learn the knitted cast, the knit, and bind of stitches. Learn the skills to knit a dishcloth for your kitchen! This 1-hour program is suitable for ages 8-100 and is limited to the first 8 patrons. All materials will be provided. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on March 26th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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

Animals in the wild craft

Springtime is here! Create these neat animals in their habitat, make them run, swim, and dance. This craft is suitable for ages 5+. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. (F.O.L.K.)

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 14
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 23
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No