Liliha Public Library

Address

1515 Liliha St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
808-587-7577

About

Welcome to the Liliha Public Library! Designed by Steven Oyakawa, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright, our library opened on Dec. 12, 1966. Our uniquely-built library features skylights, rounded corners, and generous allotments of space for all parts of the building to create an ideal mid-sized library. Liliha Public Library is the only library in HSPLS with roof-top parking.

Upcoming Events

Woman doing Tai Chi

Join us for a demonstration of Tai Chi. Tai Chi Master Ms. Iok Leng Kong, President of Hawaii Health & Sports Association, has been teaching Tai Chi in Hawaii for more than 14 years. Ms. Kong  will introduce the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan to interested participants, young and old.

Classes will be held on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, running from October through December.

Please register at the library. Class size is limited.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Blocks for Toddler Playtime

Features stories, songs, and a craft or other activity targeted for children ages 0-4, but all keiki are welcome!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Keiki Storytime is every Wednesday in the children’s area.

Program schedules are subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed.

 

Panda reading to dragons

The whole family is welcome to join our all ages, evening storytime program!

Family Storytime is every Thursday in the children’s area.

Each third Thursday of the month features volunteer Sandra Taga, “The Wandering Reader,” who shares stories from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Program schedules are subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed.

Knit One, is an introductory knitting program for ages 16 and older. Participants will learn from Cynthia Frazer, the knitting basics of the knit stitch and will have a chance to create a cute coffee/can cozy.  All supplies will be provided and participation is free.

Space is limited to 12, sign-up in library encouraged. 

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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

Join us at the library where “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents to encourage & uplift children of all ages. Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 31
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 33
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No