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

Children are invited to join the After School Coloring Club. Every weekday (Monday through Friday), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., participants will be able to make printed clip art for coloring. All supplies will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This program will not be held on State holidays.

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.

Susan Collins, the children’s librarian at Laupahoehoe Library, will share and demonstrate how to access databases for youth and how to use online ebooks and audiobooks – free!   Families will learn about these unique and free services offered through the Hawaii State Library System from the comfort of their own homes using their library card.

Make learning fun again for all ages!  Attendees are encouraged to bring a device that they can try out some of these wonderful resources and a valid library card.   **All ages are welcome.

**Ages 12 and over need to be accompanied by an adult.

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A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children – but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Ever wonder what it’s like to farm and garden in a place with simple hand tools, no rain for 9 months, poor sandy soil and daily highs of 125°F? If so, come learn how the men and women of the Gambia do it in this talk on West African farming and culture. The Gambia is a country in West Africa known for its friendly people, large river and diverse cultural practices, including peanut, cashew and rice cultivation. Stephen spent 2 years 2 months there for his Peace Corps service and was able to learn local farm and garden techniques, Mandinka language, cultural beliefs and the opportunities and challenges local farmers face in food production.

Attendees will be able to see tools used by West African farmers, sample food from the region and learn local language (Mandinka) proverbs.

Ever wonder what it’s like to farm and garden in a place with simple hand tools, no rain for 9 months, poor sandy soil and daily highs of 125°F? If so, come learn how the men and women of the Gambia do it in this talk on West African farming and culture. The Gambia is a country in West Africa known for its friendly people, large river and diverse cultural practices, including peanut, cashew and rice cultivation. Stephen spent 2 years 2 months there for his Peace Corps service and was able to learn local farm and garden techniques, Mandinka language, cultural beliefs and the opportunities and challenges local farmers face in food production.

 

Attendees will be able to see tools used by West African farmers, sample food from the region and learn local language (Mandinka) proverbs.

Meet and greet a chicken at the library!   Participants will be able to interact with chickens and learn about how to keep them.   Chickens are a great option for small backyard farms and wonderful pets!

Come learn more about a variety of breeds and how chickens are affectionate birds which can bring years of enjoyment for the whole family!

Coco Movie Poster

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Musician Ian O'Sullivan

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist who will perform a variety of instrumental tunes and discuss his music style. Ian is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire. He is the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music and has performed at various local and prestigious national music venues.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

John will talk about the modern day drum set and how it applies to music.  Participants will learn about the history and where to find resources about drums and drumming.  John will also review different parts of the drum set and how they are used.

Participants will be given a basic overview of the drum set and have the chance to listen to a live demonstration.  The demonstration will include different styles of drumming.

Neil McIntyre wearing a black t-shirt & large red hat

Mr. Kneel is Neil McIntyre, an award-winning Hip Hop musician, and educator.  His work at Warren Village in Denver, Colorado, a very special inner-city school, has led to a new kind of family music: “Golden Era Hip Hop” music that parents will love as much as their kid, if not more.

With Beatbox and vocal percussion, Mr. Kneel can make magic and emotion.  With words he can create and improvise well enough to be invited recently to perform at the American Jazz Museum!  In addition to all of this, Neil is a professional GOOFBALL!!

Mr Kneel has been fortunate enough to perform at over 500 schools and venues in 43 of the United States and 7 provinces abroad! Today he records with his life-long musical heroes and lives a very charmed life! He also loves the use of an exclamation point!!!

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