ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lihue Public Library

Address

4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
808-241-3222

About

Welcome to the Lihue Public Library! We are the largest library on Kauai, located in central Lihue within walking distance of many State and County buildings. Designed by architect Stephen Oyakawa, our 22,300 sq. ft. building is distinguished by its arc-shaped roof and lava rock walls. We serve as the regional library and Federal Depository for Kauai. In 2013, our library underwent extensive ADA renovations with facility upgrades and improvements.

Upcoming Events

stem brown bag photo

Keiki aged 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to join our STEM Brown Bag Challenge!  Every Wednesday night put your problem solving skills to the test.  A mystery bag of supplies and a challenge will be provided.

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.

Piglet figure on library shelf

Join us for Toddler Story Time, which features stories, songs, and a craft or activity.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days ahead to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation.

Mahalo!

How do the immune system and the microorganisms naturally present in the body “talk” to each other?  This is one of the compelling questions for medical science today.

Until recently scientists knew that a large number of bacteria are naturally present in and on every surface of the body.  They thought the immune system responded only to wounds or leaks that let bacteria into the rest of the body.  This is only partly true.  The community of organisms-the microbiome-is an important part of making you you. The immune system and the microbiome are constantly communicating.

This talk, led by Dr. Jeff Frelinger, will focus on 2 conversations-how dangerous bacteria alter the immune response for their own benefit, and how a newly discovered commensal bacteria manages to get a toehold. Please join us in the Conference Room at Lihue Public Library.

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.

The Mixed Review

The Mixed Review is a forum, led by Librarian Carolyn Larson, to talk about the meaning and impact of books we have read, to discuss the art and craft of writing, and to share the love of books and reading.  The Mixed Review focuses, not on a single book, but on books with unifying styles, themes or topics.  Join us for a discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm in the Lihue Library Conference Room.

August’s topic is Fiction: Coming of Age Stories

A book list is available at the library.

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.

The Mixed Review

The Mixed Review is a forum, led by Librarian Carolyn Larson, to talk about the meaning and impact of books we have read, to discuss the art and craft of writing, and to share the love of books and reading.  The Mixed Review focuses, not on a single book, but on books with unifying styles, themes or topics.  Join us for a discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm in the Lihue Library Conference Room. A booklist is available at the library.

September’s topic is Travelogues.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 27
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes