Aiea Public Library

Address

99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701, United States
808-483-7333

About

Welcome to the Aiea Public Library! Designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International and built on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill, our library opened on July 19, 2014. Our $10.4 million library replaces the original library building at 99-143 Moanalua Road. It includes features to reduce electricity costs such as a high-efficiency air-conditioning system and photovoltaic solar panels. In August 2014, Aiea Public Library was awarded the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

Upcoming Events

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Calling all fiction lovers in grades 4, 5, and 6!  Nēnē Readers is a NEW reading club at the Aiea Public Library.  There will be one meeting on a Monday at the end of the month to review books on the Nēnē list. The focus is to read, analyze, discuss, and most importantly enjoy Nēnē Award Nominated books.

This award is unique for just 4th, 5th, and 6th graders of Hawaii so join in.  Now is a great time to have your voice heard! Not sure what the Nēnē Award is, but curious to know more? Check out R.E.A.D. for NĒNĒ

*For the first meeting, just come and be prepared to talk about books in general. What do/don’t you like about books? What genres? And more. We will be looking at the new 2017-2018 Nēnē Nominees, picking our first book, and determining how the club will work in the future. Feel free to bring a snack for yourself to munch as we chat.

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

 

Bath fizzies

Add a little color to your life and join the craze for bath fizz. Show off a creation that reflects who you are! Choose your own colors and a scent from our collection to make something truly unique. Then take it home to enjoy.

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

Best for ages 8+ Contact Sasha for more information.

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Come to Aiea Library and build up fun with our Giant Jenga set!  Large Jenga logs are light, and so are safe for the whole family to play with.  Every Saturday of the Summer Reading Program, from June 24 through July 15.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

con vendors and presenters

Presenting the second ever Aiea Library Mini Comic Con!  Come in your favorite costume, and get a glimpse of what a convention is like, with informative talks, vendors, and activities!  Artist Devin Oishi will give you tips on how to build characters out of shapes from 11 am to noon.  Then cosplayer BijinRyu will give a talk about getting started in cosplay from noon to 1 pm.  Last, but not least, cartoonist Jon J. Murakami will show you how to build your own comic strip from 1 to 2 pm. Vendors will be Jon J. Murakami, Devin Oishi, Oahu Charms, Khampart, Kawaii Mono, and Lime Media.  A portion of the proceeds from any purchases from the vendors will go to the Friends of Aiea Library.  All payments must be by cash or check.  Comic Jam Hawaii will have a keiki drawing area where keiki of all ages can draw.  Cosplay is encouraged!

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Escape Room- Hungry Caterpillar

Escape Room: The Very Hangry Caterpillar

A new take on a classic. You have 45 minutes to solve the Aiea Public Library’s Escape Room. Open boxes, solve puzzles, break ciphers and unlock your way to freedom!

What is an ‘escape room’? An escape room is a timed physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy.

 

Room capacity: 4-10 people

Age: 8 and up*
Length: 45 minutes

Check in 10 minutes prior to game start time
This game is challenging.

*Suggested 1-to-1 adult to keiki under 10

 

Game Schedule

Monday, July 3

1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

Wednesday, July 5

1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

Thursday, July 6

2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm

 

IMPORTANT INFO

*Program size is limited. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

*Maximum of 10 players per group.

*Smaller groups that book the same time slot will be combined.

*Walk-in registration permitted if space available.

*These are live-action events: if you arrive after your game has started, you will have less time to participate.

Children participating must be at least 8 years old.

 

*Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

 

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Prepare to be amazed, dazzled & bewildered by Story Circus with Yasu Ishida – an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus. Can you imagine what Balloon Haiku (balloon animals coming to life with Haiku), Storygami (storytelling with Origami), & Storytelling with Magic look like? Stories will come together in visual ways, inviting audience interaction and lots of fun. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. This free 45-minute program is suitable for children in preschool to grade 5. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. 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.

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.

Lego Batman Movie poster

Aiea Public Library presents the LEGO Batman movie!  First, at 4:30 bring your camera and have your picture taken with Nightwing.  He will be available for pictures until the movie starts at 5:30.  The LEGO Batman Movie is 104 minutes long and rated PG.  Here’s a description of the story from Movie Licensing USA (www.movlic.com):  In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.  

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Hardware Science logo with lightbulb

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

In Hardware Science, DIY doesn’t just stand for do-it-yourself; it stands for DISCOVER-it-yourself! Children and their families will be able to participate in some fun and interactive activities that tie in the concepts of building and science. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts.

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.

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Not sure why, when, where, how to start college planning?

  • Learn how to find the right fit college with the right tools.
  • Overview of SAT / ACT test strategies.
  • College Tours – When to start and how to make them effective.
  • How to make the most of the college fairs here in Hawaii.
  • Tips on how to build relationships with college admissions counselors.
  • Hands-on activities that will drive home the message!

8th & 9th grade families – Start early!
10th & 11th grade families – Get started now!

Call 483-7333 to reserve your seats!

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact Aiea Library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 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 49
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 33
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No