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

group doing Bagua exercises

八卦內功簡介

Energy Bagua is a special method of meditation developed by Master JinBodhi for the maintenance of good health.  It balances YIN and YANG energy, while facilitating interaction with Universal energy, regenerating vitality and improving health.  Energy Bagua is based on two main components: movements of the palms and walking in circles.  It combines strength and softness, the physical and the mental.  While practicing Energy Bagua, students can grasp the balance of YIN and YANG, return to Nature, and connect with the universal energy to quickly replenish vital energy, stimulate the immune system, and improve health conditions.

OPEN SESSION EVERY SATURDAY (the library is open) 11:00 am – 12:30 Noon 

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.

preschool 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.

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.

group of people doing Luk Tung Kuen exercises

Luk Tung Kuen is a simple exercise with 36 movements. Each movement is simple to learn. Most of the movements are to the count of ten. Beginners can easily learn them with a few repeated repetitions.  The instructor will be Bill Lee, who has 25 years’ experience teaching  Luk Tung Kuen and took his first lesson from the founder, Master Ha Kinh. 

For additional information contact the library information desk at (808) 831-6831.

 

OPEN SESSION EVERY SATURDAY (the library is open) 1:00 – 2:00 pm 

LUK TUNG KUEN (LTK) is the Cantonese name for 3 Chinese characters – 六通拳 . It is also called LTK for short. It is a form of exercise which comprises of 36 movements involving all parts of the human body with the purpose of promoting circulation of blood and strengthening nerves and muscles. Some movements brighten the eyes, promote coordination, normalize blood pressure and improve memory. The first word “LUK” means six. Six parts of the body are the two arms, two legs, the body and the head. The second word “TUNG” means circulation. The third word “ KUEN” is fist – the LTK fist is folding your thumb into the palm of your hand and wrapping the other four fingers over the thumb. This positioning of the hand brings power and strength to the movements.

 

Health Benefits

It is very important not to change the sequence of the movements in order to reap the full benefit of the exercise. It is also important to remember to have the correct posture – standing tall and always returning to the upright position, hands and fingers are extended or stretched out, feet apart only as wide as your shoulders. One should call out the counts as it is beneficial to the respiratory system and also keep the momentum going. You will find that each exercise will lead to the next one as it follows the anatomy of the body – from the hand to the waist to the arms to the leg and to the head.

After the exercise, you should feel a surge of energy and become more limber. Some movements have a self-administered massage effect and can help to relax the muscles and bring relief to the nervous system. The health benefits are many.

  • The controlled movement regulates the cardiac muscles which facilitates and improves blood circulation.
  • The stretching of extremities tightens abdominal muscles, and improves the elasticity of the joints in your hands and fingers.
  • The hand movement stimulates the acupoints which in-turn stimulates the function of the brain, heart, kidneys, shoulder, arms, fingers and central nervous system.

 

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.

 

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

The first Thursday of every month that the library is open.

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.

Kenny Endo taiko drumming

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world.

This 45-minute cultural music 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 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.

 

Paint palette with brush

Community friendly activities.

Sign up at information desk. For more information, call the information desk 831-6831.

See notice board at the library for coming activity or/and supplies to bring.

Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month that the library is open.

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.

Uncle Wayne

Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band! For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii.  He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.

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.

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.

 

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.

Hanafuda: traditional card game.

The third Thursday of every month that the library is open.

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

Join us for a special magic show with Magic James Lee for the 2018 Summer Reading Program. James has been performing magic and delighting audiences for over 25 years. His unique style and magical artistry entertains both adults and children of all ages. James loves to entertain and both share and teach magic.

This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Salt Lake-Moanalua Friends of the Library.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Family Movie Matinee

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. For more information contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young 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.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Join us for a free show in which “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 as Mr. Kneel 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.

Sponsored by a generous grant from the Friends of Salt Lake-Moanalua Public 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.

 

Family Movie Matinee

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. For more information contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young 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.

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