Laupahoehoe Public and School Library

Address

35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA
808-962-2229

About

Welcome to the Laupahoehoe Public and School Library! Designed by Richard S. Matsunaga and Associates, we opened in 1973 but earthquake damage closed us for nearly a year. We reopened in 1974 with a state-of-the-art video studio, darkroom, and Audiovisual Production Center. We are one of the few Hawaii Island libraries to offer a meeting room for public use.


Upcoming events at this branch

Hurricane season is here and now is the best time to prepare. Being adequately prepared will ensure that you, your family, and property will have the best chance of riding out the storm as well as recovering quickly after the storm has passed. Instead of frantically scrambling around at the last minute, stressed to the max, prepare now and feel relieved that you have done what you reasonably could do to keep your family and property safe. Come and learn how to prepare before the next hurricane strikes.

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Soil and small plant in hands

Join us, every Wednesday, at 10:00 am – 10:45 am,
from September 1st thru October 31st, 2019,
in a lively Nature Club and Story at the library.
Appropriate for ages 2-7 years of age.
Children will listen to a story and then engage in a nature related activity.
Often times activities take place outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or care giver.

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

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Bring your child to our story hour. We will read books and make a craft. Program is suitable for children ages 0 to 6 years old.

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.

  • September 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Join us for beginner yoga every Friday morning at the Laupahoehoe Library. All ages and families are welcome to attend.
**Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

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.

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  • September 20, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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This OHANA craft hour is for children of all ages.
Materials will be provided to create a unique craft each week.
Children under 7 need to be accompanied by a chaperone.

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.

Kurt Rix, Director of Laupahoehoe Charter School

Director Kurt Rix invites you to join him for a question and answer session on his previous educational experiences and current priorities for the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS). In addition, Director Rix will provide a brief presentation on the significance of elementary students reading outside the classroom and its impact on their development.

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

What do you think most people today would say when asked if art was important in their lives?
How would you answer? Most people aren’t sure, but if you are a little different and like to soak it up when you can, come on out and enjoy this presentation.
The artist Mahoe, will share past and current adventures as he paints Hawaii.
Examples of his work will be on display.

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.

UH Master Gardener Program

Learn about the University of Hawaii Master Gardener Program! It provides the public with unbiased, research based information and sustainable management practices in tropical horticulture suitable for home gardens, local landscapes, urban environments and the community. The Maser Gardener program is an education outreach program administered by the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service. The University of Hawaii Master Gardeners are dedicated volunteers trained in horticultural education and sustainable practices by University Educators, Specialists and Researchers. Information on how to sign up for the Master Gardening program, upcoming dates for classes and samples of what Master Gardeners do on the Big Island will be shared.

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 request for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Photo Credit: University of Hawai‘i – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Martin Davis has traveled to India 15 times, mostly in the North and South, starting in 1980.
Marty will be talking about some of the temples in South India that he has visited. He will also talk about the differences in food between North and South India.

Indian food tasting will be available.

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

There’s a lot more to yoga which we’ve come to know and love as a great exercise for stretching and toning the body. Yoga builds flexibility and strength in heart and mind, the way they express themselves as physiology. In India–for millennia–yoga has been virtually synonymous with meditation. The word “yoga” can refer to a state of enlightenment, the means of attaining that ultimate state of human potential, and the body of knowledge which elaborates on philosophical foundations of these: Yoga Shastra, Yoga Sutra, and the Bhagavad Gita. Let’s explore what they tell us about the secret, transcendental side of yoga, what it is, what it can do for us.
Anne Melfi, Ph.D. writes about the Vedic rhetorical paradigm of India. She has taught Transcendental Meditation for twenty-five years.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 13
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 16
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No