Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library

Address

3225 Salt Lake Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States
808-831-6831

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

Nisei Veterans Exhibit

Learn about the Nisei soldiers of World War II through an interesting and informative four-panel exhibit which provides a brief history of the various military units, as well as information about several veterans who went on to become prominent leaders in Hawaii, including former Governor George R. Ariyoshi, U.S. Senator Spark M. Matsunaga and U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. “Nisei” stands for second generation and represents American citizens born in the United States whose parents immigrated from Japan.  This exhibit was created by the Nisei Legacy Veterans organization.

The exhibit may be viewed during the library’s business hours.

A presentation about this exhibit will be on November 4, 2017. The main guest speaker is the Honorable George R. Ariyoshi. For more information about that event, please click here.

 

Children's Storytime

Creating life-long readers begins at a young age.  These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children under 5 years old are encouraged to engage with the stories, and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Money growing on a tree

Learn about financial literacy and why it is so important. Diane Refuerzo and her team of financial educators will be offering these classes at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library covering four major topics:

Oct. 16: Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management

Oct. 23: Building a Strong Financial Foundation and Proper Protection

Oct. 30: Building Wealth and Asset Accumulation

Nov. 6: Retirement Planning and Wealth Preservation

Each workshop will be held Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Magazine room of the library.

This free program is open to ages 18 and older.

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.

video games

Come play Wii in the library! The 2-hour event will be held every Wednesday afternoon. Sign-up required at the Reference Desk. Maximum number: 15 participants.

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

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Join the Children’s Librarian for our monthly Lego Club. This occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. No sign-in required. Kids are welcome to do free play or participate in the monthly theme challenge.

Oct. 25 (This month it occurs on the 4th Wednesday)

Nov. 15

Dec. 20

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.

Paint palette with brush

Self-directed workshop.  Bring your own supplies.  Sign-up is required. Limited to 6 participants. Class currently closed.

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.

Adult reading to three children

Join us for a special storytime event in celebration of Make a Difference Day. Volunteers from Ohana100 will read with keiki and engage in fun reading activities to promote literacy.  Free books will be given to children and teens (babies through age 18) during this event, while supplies last.

Ohana100 is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and community services in Hawaii and New York. Over the years, they have provided free and gently used books to children and supported literacy initiatives in local communities.

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.

 

Photo credit: Ohana100

"E.T." movie poster

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. This month’s movie E.T. : the Extra-Terrestrial, is about a young boy who summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Program is rated PG.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Theme given, self-directed. Sign up required. Bring your own supplies. Contact the library for information and supply list: 831-6831

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.

A picture of the soldiers of the 442nd RCT at Iolani Palace prior to departure for training camp (March 1943)

After Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) were mistrusted and declared, “enemy aliens.”  Despite the suspicion and bigotry, thousands of AJAs from Hawaii and the mainland served honorably in four U.S. Army units.  The 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team is still today the most decorated combat unit of its size and length of service in U.S. Army history.

Come and learn about these AJAs who served gallantly in WWII in spite of the fierce prejudice they faced from their own country.   Learn how they fought on the battlefield and on home ground after the war to champion equal treatment for all people in the islands and Statehood for Hawaii.

Speakers:     

  • The Honorable George R. Ariyoshi — former Hawaii Governor
  • Wes Deguchi — President, Nisei Veterans Legacy

Schedule:                   

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.  – Reception with refreshments
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Exhibit program

This 90-minute event is sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and is suitable for all ages. This event coincides with the exhibit at Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library entitled: The Nisei Soldiers of World War II. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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.

 

Photo caption: The 442nd RCT at Iolani Palace prior to departure for training camp (March 1943)

Hanafuda: traditional card game.

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.

Children's Storytime

Join us for Dinosaur story time, which includes a BookFLIX story video. Creating life-long readers begins at a young age.  These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children under 5 years old are encouraged to engage with the stories, and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. To find out the movie title, contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Paint palette with brush

Self-directed workshop.  Bring your own supplies.  Sign-up is required. Limited to 6 participants. Class currently closed.

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.

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. To find out the movie title, contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

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

Services

Computers 16
Magazines 42
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes