Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library

Address

3225 Salt Lake Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States
808-831-6831
Photo of Salt Lake-Moanalua branch building

About

Welcome to the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library! A former storefront library across the street, our current  library opened on Aug. 29, 1992. Our two-story building houses some of the library system’s administrative and support office staff. It features beautiful murals of historic Salt Lake and Moanalua during ancient Hawaiian times by renowned local artist Patrick Ching.


Upcoming events at this branch

cartoon animals reading a book

Please join us Thursday mornings for stories, songs & crafts!

Best suited for 2 – 5 year olds.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Storyteller Kristiana Kahakauwila

What superpower do you wish you had?
What strengths and skills are already yours?

In this storytelling workshop with Kristiana Kahakauwila, young writers will write and/or illustrate a scene where their superpower gets used, perhaps with unexpected results.

This program is best suited for ages 9-15. Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited. Call (808) 831-6831 or stop by the Info Desk to sign up. 


About the presenter:
Kristiana Kahakauwila is the author of the middle grade novel Clairboyance (HarperCollins, May 2024) and the short story collection This is Paradise (Hogarth, July 2013). She is the Director of the Creative Writing program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. If she could have any superpower, she would choose to breathe underwater.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Person reading for storytime

Be our Guest for Family Storytime and Snacks.

Wandering Reader, Sandra Taga brings books to life with her character voices. Fun for the whole family!

Sponsored by Friends of Salt Lake-Moanalua Library

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

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八卦內功簡介  Energy Bagua is a meditation developed by Master JinBodhi for the regeneration of vitality and maintenance of health.

It’s main components are based upon movements of the palms and walking in circles.

While practicing Energy Bagua, students can grasp the balance of YIN & YANG, return to nature, and connect with the universal energy.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Money growing on a tree

There’s a Financial Literacy Campaign in our Community, committed to educate & empower 30 million families by 2030. World System Builder believes Financial Literacy is important for
everyone; regardless of age, income, educational background or social status.

Norie Galang, RSSA, will be onsite June 15th to introduce the WSB free Financial Literacy Workshop Series:

June 15: Campaign Introduction
July 6: Building Savings & Wealth
July 27: Increase Cash Flow & Manage Debt
Aug 3: Preparing with Proper Protection
Aug 10: Your Health & Wealth
Sept 7: Understanding Asset Accumulation Strategies
Sept 14: Fulfilling Long ‐Term Goals
Sept 21: Long‐Term Care Insurance
Sept 28: Medicare
Oct 5: Social Security
Oct 12: Building Savings & Wealth
Nov 16: Estate Planning
Nov 23: College Coaching Program

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

image of health & wellness icons

On Mondays this summer, your student can learn Public Health basics in a constructive, fun, supportive, educational environment. Topics will include:

  • June 10 – Hygiene
  • June 17 – Food & Nutrition
  • July 1 – Mental‐Management
  • July 8 – Anatomy
  • July 15 – Tobacco/E‐cigarettes
  • July 22 – Self‐Management & Decision Making

This program is best suited for ages 8‐11. Supplies will be provided. Parents are welcome.

Space is limited. Call 808‐831‐6831/ stop by the Info Desk for more information.

ABOUT the Instructor‐ MHS Honors Student & Aspiring Medical Professional, Jaewon Kim is also a Kaiser Permanente Clinical Volunteer. He created this Independent Project to share his
medical knowledge and passion for the field of medicine with our youth.

Sponsored by the Friends of Salt Lake-Moanalua Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

cartoon animals reading a book

Please join us Thursday mornings for stories, songs & crafts!

Best suited for 2 – 5 year olds.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

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八卦內功簡介  Energy Bagua is a meditation developed by Master JinBodhi for the regeneration of vitality and maintenance of health.

It’s main components are based upon movements of the palms and walking in circles.

While practicing Energy Bagua, students can grasp the balance of YIN & YANG, return to nature, and connect with the universal energy.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Artist Patrick Ching sitting in front of his painting, Moanalua Memories 1999

Inspired by the rich culture and history of the Moanalua ahupua’ (land division), local artist/author Patrick Ching painted Moanalua Memories (acrylic on canvas, 1999) displayed around the atrium of Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library.

Patrick is now the host of the Painting in Paradise TV show on Spectrum oc16tv. He travels creating art and teaching folks about painting and natural history.

Please join us for a Talk-Story session with Mr. Ching, as he shares the history that inspired his creation. Keiki coloring activities will be provided.

Sponsored by Friends of Salt Lake-Moanalua Library and The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

cartoon animals reading a book

Please join us Thursday mornings for stories, songs & crafts!

Best suited for 2 – 5 year olds.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 99
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 4
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 22
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In State holiday observance of King Kamehameha I Day, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.