Kihei Public Library's air-conditioning unit is malfunctioning and due to excessive heat, the library is closed as of 3:00p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. If the AC unit is repaired, the library will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, June 19th. We apologize to the Kihei library users for this inconvenience.

 

Mountain View Public and School Library

Address

18-1235 Volcano Hwy, Mountain View, HI 96771
808-968-2322

About

Welcome to the Mountain View Public and School Library! Located on the Mountain View Elementary School campus, our library opened on May 16, 1977. We serve students and faculty as well as upper Puna and Volcano area residents. Our library features historical articles, event brochures, projects, and many photos of the surrounding area.


Upcoming events at this branch

Do you love doing puzzles?  Mt. View Public Library has a 1000 pieces puzzle on the table in the adult room that needs your expertise!  (Donations of puzzles are welcome!)

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 Nyla Fujii-Babb and musician Jeff Babb

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Join storyteller “Aunty Nyla” Fujii-Babb and musician “Gentleman Jeff” Babb for a series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. “Aunty Nyla” has been a storyteller, puppeteer, librarian, actress, and producer for over thirty years. “Gentleman Jeff” is an accomplished blues harpist and rhythm guitarist.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

It's story time

Visit the library every Thursday morning for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children ages 3-5.  A simple make and take craft will follow each 30 minute storytime.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver

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.

Dinner and a show

The amazing true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA’s alarm, the unconventional Aussie team — led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) — are the world’s only hope for receiving the historic images of man’s first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps. (Movie is free)

Dinner: Hot dogs, potato salad, chips and dessert

        $5 for adults $2.50 for children

Sponsored by The Friends of Mt. View Library to benefit your library.

 

Reservations required!

  • June 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 9, 2019

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Every Tuesday, during Summer Reading, we will have space themed crafts for kids and adults to enjoy.  Come spend an hour or all afternoon with us!

Children                                                     Adults

June 4 – Paint planets/Solar                            Space origami

System hats

June 18 – Moon phase wall hanging              Moon phase wall hanging

June 25 – Space Rocks                                       Space Rocks

July 2 –   Cardboard space craft                         Constellation wall hanging

July 9 – Planet tea light                                      Planet tea lights

Hip-hop emcee Mr. Kneel

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Take a trip to “Outer Space” with Mr. Kneel and explore the limits of our collective Sci-Fi imaginations! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assists educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

Gemini’s Starlab

“The Starlab planetarium is a fun, exploratory experience for the whole family. Learn about constellations from around the world and tips and tricks to identify objects in the night sky!”

And it’s coming to Mt. View!

 

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
All programs are subject to change.

Universe of Stories SRP

Retired astronomer Tom Geballe, from Gemini Observatory, will give a children’s talk using slides and videos.   He will explain why the sun is a star. Why does it shine much more brightly than the stars?  How big is it? What it is made of? How hot is it? He will use illustrations to show how stars’ sizes, temperatures, colors, and ages compare to those of the Sun. He will also show how we use the Moon to learn about the Sun, and whether we know if other stars have planets orbiting them.

Join us for sun craft, too!

 

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
All programs are subject to change.

The sky is dark at night —this is a fundamental observational fact of cosmology that can be observed by everyone. It is fundamental to our existence, to our physiology and to our cultures. The obvious answer to the question “Why is it dark at night?” is that the sun is shining on the other side of the Earth, and the light of the distant stars are much weaker than the sun. But how is this possible when there are so many stars that have been shining into space for so long? And how dark is the sky? Is it dark only to eyes like ours that are sensitive to visible light, or is it also dark to infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray and radio ‘eyes’?

Tom Geballe of Gemini Observatory will answers these questions, as well as delving into historical and scientific attempts to understand this simple yet important observation

Book Club

Our new book is “Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all:  A New Zealand Story” by Christina Thompson.  There are 10 copies in the system and 1 ebook.  Request your copy and get reading!

 

We’ve decided to read adventurer books so bring your favorite title to suggest for our next book!

You are welcome to bring  light pupus to share, but not required.  Tea will be provided.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 11
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 32
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes