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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 at this branch

Baby Rhyme Time

Join us for Baby Time @ Lihue Library!  Learn finger plays, lap bounces and songs to share with your baby.  Playtime to follow.  This program is suited for keiki 0 to 24 months and their caregivers.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 10 days before the program date.

bear reading book

Join us for Toddler Story Time!  Listen to exciting stories, sing songs, participate in activities and stay for a craft.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

 

Seaweed

Join Nā Pua No‘eau, Lihue Public Library, Dept. of Aquatic Resources and KISC (Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee) for a fun-filled family day of learning for the entire ‘ohana!!

Learn to identify limu, make limu book markers, create an uhu and native bird mural, hear mo‘olelo, ku‘i kalo, take home ‘uala and kalo starters and borrow books to read with your ‘ohana!

Register by January 20th and lunch will be PROVIDED for your ‘Ohana!!
Cost: MANUAHI (FREE!)
Spaces are limited so register no later than January 20, 2020! A NPN general registration form must be completed for each child under 18. Forms provided at Hanapepe 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

Book pages folded in the shape of a heart

Calling all poets & poetry lovers to the Feb. LPS meeting!

Members of the Kauai “Live Poets’ Society” (LPS) invite future members & visiting poets to attend the FREE Mon., Feb. 3, 2020, meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., conference room of the Lihue Library, 4344 Hardy St.
Those attending should bring 10-12 copies of a work in progress for the evening’s sharing/critique and writing materials. The Feb. prompt is: Write a poem with “love” in the title and as subject (e.g. “Love & War” “Love is To Be Courageous” “Love of the Three Oranges” “Love in the Time of Cholera” “The Arithmetic of Love”), not restricted to romantic love. Following the sharing, Pt. 1 of a Beyond Words exercise will be the focus.
LPS members invite the community to a public reading of original works on April 15, 2020, 5:30 p.m. in the Library.
The Kauai “Live Poets’ Society” is a free gathering of poets for the purpose of enjoying the process of reading/writing poems together. The group meets monthly at Lihue Library under the guidance of Kauai poet and author, Dawn Fraser Kawahara, DBA TropicBird Press, and in partnership with Lihue Library (808) 241-3222.
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.

Keiki Yoga Cat Stretching

PRESCHOOLERS LOVE YOGA!

Young children are curious about everything and they are learning new things  non-stop. Yoga gives little ones a way to focus their energetic bodies and minds. Preschool yoga uses stories, songs and games to keep children thinking, moving and having so much fun. Enjoy a special time with your keiki doing yoga together. Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move in and bring a beach towel to share. This is a parent/adult aided activity.

Gina Medrano has worked with Kauai’s young children and their families for over twenty years and she’s been practicing yoga for almost as long. She has combined these two joys and created a yoga program especially for the unique and active learning style of kids ages 3-6.

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 http://www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Portrait of a family of three

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Humberto Blanco, the Regional Coordinator of Kauai for the Alzheimer’s Aloha Chapter, will be presenting this education program by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please join us at Lihue Public Library to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and learn practical tips to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Mr. Blanco has worked as a program director and project organizer for both organizations and private businesses since coming to Hawaii. He has also worked as a consultant for a Panamanian retreat center, as well as a director for non-profit organizations and UN-related international non-governmental organizations.

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.

Keiki Yoga Cat Stretching

PRESCHOOLERS LOVE YOGA!

Young children are curious about everything and they are learning new things  non-stop. Yoga gives little ones a way to focus their energetic bodies and minds. Preschool yoga uses stories, songs and games to keep children thinking, moving and having so much fun. Enjoy a special time with your keiki doing yoga together. Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move in and bring a beach towel to share. This is a parent/adult aided activity.

Gina Medrano has worked with Kauai’s young children and their families for over twenty years and she’s been practicing yoga for almost as long. She has combined these two joys and created a yoga program especially for the unique and active learning style of kids ages 3-6.

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 http://www.librarieshawaii.org/events

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