Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731, United States
808-293-8935

About

Welcome to the Kahuku Public & School Library! Designed by architect Dennis Toyomura, our library opened on Nov. 25, 1968 on Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus on Oahu’s North Shore. Our library serves students, faculty, residents of Kahuku, Kaaawa, Laie, Hauula, Sunset Beach, and “snowbirds” during winter. There is a real sense of community at our library where some patrons have come “full-circle.” Learn more about the Battle of the Books program here.

Upcoming Events

Missed our summer demos for our new Kahuku Cool Lab equipment? Or just want to see what cool new things will soon be available for you to use? For three Tuesdays in August we will be demoing our button makers, embroidery machine, and Silhouette Cameo die cutter. There will be a few make and takes while supplies last.

·     Aug 8th – Button Maker

·     Aug 15th – Embroidery Machine

·     Aug 22nd – Silhouette Cameo

 

This program is recommended for ages 9+

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.

 

 

 

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Join us every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm for Lego Club. Every week throughout the school year, fall, spring and summer break, Lego Club is always open for drop-in play.

Come and check out our latest additions to our already extensive collection of bricks and bases!

Duplos are also available for the youngest builders. Caregivers need to stay with all children while in Lego Club.

 

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

Participate in our new monthly Art Lab, which will provide crafters access to supplies that will enable them to express their creativity through various formats: adult/all-ages coloring, felting, and limited craft kits. This will not be an instructor led art class but rather open crafting time. However, occasionally the library will provide access to art or craft kits for keiki to kapuna to use during art lab times. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own supplies or art/craft projects to work on during art lab (with the exception of dangerous tools and equipment) the library reserves the right to deny usage due to safety. This is a space to share and collaborate, so the sharing of ideas, skills, and knowledge is encouraged but not required.

WE ARE SORRY THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED BACK TO: The last Tuesday of every month.

Children ages 13 and under are required to be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

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

Movie Night at Kahuku Library

Having witnessed his parents’ brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself “The Joker” seizes control of Gotham’s criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale. **Craft to follow during Art Club**

Rated PG.

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

Keiki Storytime

Attend story time for preschoolers (ages of 2 1/2 to 5)  every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. This 1 hour program includes a variety of books, songs, finger plays, and make-and-take crafts to help develop motor skills and tap into the creativity of keiki. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. 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.

This week will feature a cool string bowl sewing project. Learn how to sew rope into bowls and coasters.  Incorporate string scraps for a colorful addition.  Rope will be provided while supplies last.  Please bring your own fabric scraps to bedazzle your project.

 

*Space is limited. RSVP required.

**Ages 15+ 

***For safety reasons children under 15 and children not participating are not allowed in the KCL Lab during programs.**

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

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) through ROBOTIC PLAY.

This 4-week program will expose participants to a variety of robots and equipment with the objective of providing hands-on coding opportunities.

We will use Lego Mindstorms EV3, Sphero, Dash and Dot, and VEX IQ robots. To start programming, we will use Scratch; Scratch, Jr; Light Bot, Macros *and Robot C.

These sessions are best suited for children ages 10+ who can work well independently and collaboratively.

Space and supplies will be limited to approximately 10 patrons.

Registration  required.

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

 

Learn how to grow green vegetables anywhere with Stella Keil. Don’t have a lot of space?  Have little or no yard? Cannot plant in the ground?  Do not worry, you can still have a flourishing veggie garden that will feed you and your family.  Learn how to plant and grow easy these easy veggies that just require gardeners to harvest the leaves.

A big mahalo to our Friends of the Library Kahuku for making this program possible!

 

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days in advance if special accommodations are required.

Puppet Master Koryu Nishikawa V & Puppet

Please join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with a master Japanese artist, Koryu Nishikawa V, who is the 5th generation Master Puppeteer of the Kuruma Ningyō style. This 160 year-old form of puppetry is related to the three person style of Bunraku. However, in Kuruma Ningyō, a puppet is operated by a single puppeteer who sits on a small wheeled cart. The puppeteer uses his hands and feet to manipulate the puppet’s arms, legs and head, all while rolling about the stage on the cart. Joining Master Nishikawa is Tom Lee, originally from Mililani, who has appeared in War Horse on Broadway and in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera. This workshop also presents the principles behind traditional sannin zukkai (three person puppetry), the foundation of the Bunraku tradition. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to handle traditional Japanese puppets and draw back the curtain on how these beautiful puppets are brought to life through skillful puppetry technique. Suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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 Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days in advance if special accommodations are required.

Anyone who sews bags knows how expensive adjustable straps can be if buying online or in a store. Join us in learning how to sew your own adjustable straps out of fabric or webbing.  Don’t sew bags? Don’t worry these work great also on suitcases or as stylish belts.

*Space is limited. RSVP required.

**Ages 15+ 

***For safety reasons children under 15 and children not participating are not allowed in the KCL Lab during programs.**

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

Participate in our new monthly Art Lab, which will provide crafters access to supplies that will enable them to express their creativity through various formats: adult/all-ages coloring, felting, and limited craft kits. This will not be an instructor led art class but rather open crafting time. However, occasionally the library will provide access to art or craft kits for keiki to kapuna to use during art lab times. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own supplies or art/craft projects to work on during art lab (with the exception of dangerous tools and equipment) the library reserves the right to deny usage due to safety. This is a space to share and collaborate, so the sharing of ideas, skills, and knowledge is encouraged but not required.

WE ARE SORRY THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED BACK TO: The last Tuesday of every month.

Children ages 13 and under are required to be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 8
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 17
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes