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

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.

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 under 5 need to 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

 

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  • November 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - November 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-241-3222

Learn chess basics, strategies, and tactics from chess mentor Valor. Meet other chess players and play for fun or challenge. All skill levels welcome. The Teen Chess Club meets every Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. For teens in 6th-12th grade.

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

Grpahic of chess pieces and clock

Families are invited to celebrate the joys and challenges of chess in our Kauai Community Chess Tournament. The tournament is for ages Kindergarten through adult.  All skill levels and ages are welcome.  This is a made-for-families event. We encourage parents to play alongside their kids. The tournament is free to enter.

To register for the tournament, email sierra.hampton-eng@librarieshawaii.org. Please include the name of each player, contact phone, grade level or age, experience level, and chess rating (online or over-board) if you have one. The tournament will take place in the Lihue Public Library conference room.

Bring:  A friend.  Lunch or lunch money.  All chess boards, pieces and clocks will be provided.

Format:  A four-round Swiss-System, non-elimination chess tournament (everyone plays all rounds).  We recommend that advanced players join the USCF (uschess.org) and plan to play in the free USCF rated section.

Sections:  Beginner (for new players and grades 1-6), Intermediate (for players with some tournament experience and grades 7-12), Advanced (for experienced tournament players of all ages).  It is required to write down moves of the games in the Advanced section.

Round Times: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm.   Awards ceremony at 5:30.  Half-point byes available in any rounds in case you have other commitments on that day.

Time Control:  In the Intermediate and Advanced sections, each player will have 45 minutes for the whole game with 15 extra seconds given for each move.  In the Beginner section, each person will play two games per round with the same opponent, one with black and one with white pieces, and a time control of 25 minute per game with a 5 extra seconds per move.

Prizes:  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each section.

Parent Note:  We recommend that you play for the fun of it. Beginners of all ages are highly encouraged to play.  Players under age 16 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times!

 Lunch: There will be a break from the end of your second game (approximately 12:30 pm) until the start of the third round at 1:30 pm.  There are several fast food restaurants nearby.

The next tournament will be on Dec. 14th

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

Board Books and Toys

Join us for Baby Time @ Lihue Library!  These 30-minute learning sessions will be held every Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. (except on State holidays). Learn finger plays, lap bounces and songs to share with your baby.  Playtime to follow.  Suitable 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 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