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

Senior cyclers on tricycles

Are you above the age of 50 and looking for a new, fun way to get some exercise? Come by the Liliha Public Library on June 20th where the Hawaii bicycling League will be having a Trike Test ride & Open House! Purchased through a grant from the City & County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation, recumbent tricycles are known for their unique riding position and are great for bad backs or poor balance. Learn more about HBL’s free Senior Cycling workshops and join in on the fun – try out the trikes for yourself!

This program is suitable for ages 50 years and older.

Pre-registration is required. Visit or call Liliha Public Library at 587-7577 to register.

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.

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.

Join us for a Movie Marathon.  We will be showing movies starring “The Rock.”

10:15 a.m. – San Andreas (PG-13)

12:25 p.m. – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

2:35 p.m. – Moana (PG)

Limited seats available.  Snacks will be provided while supplies last.

Parental guidance is suggested.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program is 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.

 

cartoon kids dancing

Our newest storytime incorporates the Summer Reading Theme, “Libraries Rock!”  Please join us Saturday mornings for an action-packed storytime full of stretching, coordination activities, singing, dancing and of course stories.  We hope you learn some new concepts including following directions, rhyme and rhythm and creative play.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  Best recommended for children three years and older.

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.  For a list of upcoming events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Two origami boxes.

Create an origami box.  You can use the box to store your things or as a gift box.

Supplies will be provided.  You will be able to choose from various origami paper designs to create your box.

Registration is required.  Please call or sign up at the reference desk.

Program is recommended for 11 years old and up.

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.

Storyteller Ben Moffat

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller Ben Moffat will entertain the audience in a performance that will use puppetry, stilts, magic, music, & movement. For over twenty years, Ben worked as a theatre professor at the Windward Community College and has performed across the United States and the world as a solo storyteller and with a dance-theatre troupe.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 4 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

 

Magic James Lee

Please join us for a magic show featuring James Lee. Mr. Lee has been practicing magic and entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. This show is suitable for all ages. Help us close our Summer Reading Program with a BANG! Sponsored by the Friends of Liliha 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.  For a list of upcoming events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

apple on a diet

We’ve heard of them — diets with names like “Paleo” and “ketogenic.” Are they legitimate or simply fads better described with words such as “misunderstood” and “misstep?” What does the human body really crave? How can we begin to separate those cravings for the nutrients that sustain us from the appetites that consume us? We’ll try to give some insight to these questions and more in our upcoming Health Education workshop from HMSA.

Pre-registration is required. Visit or call Liliha Public Library at 587-7578 to register.

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 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