Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422

About

Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

crafts

Create your very own glittering world! This week’s Craftacular shows keiki how to make a unique snow globe.

Caregivers, please note: Snow globes are made of glass. This program is appropriate for ages 8 and up. There will be an alternative craft for our younger keiki.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library. 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.

Captain America: Civil War movie poster

After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

This film is about 2 and a half hours long and is rated PG-13. (parents strongly cautioned, as some material may not be suitable for children under 13.)

Place: Kaimuki Public Library Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

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

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Join us to sing, dance, listen to stories, and rhyme! Parents and caregivers are invited to stay after the program to read to their keiki and play with our in-house toddler toys and tools.

This program is for keiki ages 0-3.

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 2017 Family Film season continues with Queen of Katwe, directed by Mira Nair and starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, and Taryn “Kay” Kyaze. This moving film is based on a true story. Check out the plot summary below!

“A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess, in this celebration of the human spirit.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library. The film’s runtime is 124 minutes. Rated PG and recommended for children aged 10 and up. Plot summary provided by the studio’s DVD release. The screening will take place in Kaimuki’s Ground Level Meeting Room.

Please contact the hosting library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if any special accommodations are needed.  The film will be screened with subtitles on. Mahalo!

Come one, come all to Kaimuki Public Library’s Sunday Family Storytime & Craft program! Enjoy epic and imaginative tales, help Miss Kat with felt board stories, and learn rhymes. Feeling crafty? Every Storytime is followed by a Make & Take craft. Not in an artistic mood? Sprawl on our colorful alphabet carpet and enjoy puzzles, our collection of in-house pop-up books, or grab your favorite books and read to your heart’s content!

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.

Schedule

Monday, June 12: OverDrive for Keiki

Monday, June 19: Zinio for Libraries & PressReader

Monday, July 3: Homework Helpers: Online Databases

Monday, July 10: Workshop (walk in with your questions about any of our digital resources)

FAQ

  • What is a Tech Talk?

An easy-to-understand tutorial on HSPLS’s digital resources for caregivers, parents, and keiki. Talks are specifically geared towards resources for Pre-K to 6th grade. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own devices.

  • Where is the Tech Talk?

Kaimuki Public Library’s Children’s Room

  • When:

Every Monday (June 26 and holidays excluded) from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

  • Why:

We have so many amazing and useful resources, and we want you to feel comfortable using them.

All talks will be followed by a workshop. Bring your valid HSPLS library card and smart device to the program to participate in the workshop. Haven’t used your card in a while? Arrive a 1/2 hour early with your card and ID so our Circulation Staff can check your record. Need a card? Check out this link to see what you need to get an HSPLS card!

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.

Coloring, art therapy

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring.  Coloring books and colored pencils will be provided or you may bring your own materials.  Light refreshments will also be provided.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and is suitable for adults and children ages 12+.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our bi-monthly book club beginning August 11 where we will discuss Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.  Lab Girl was the 2016 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.  Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996.  She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii and currently holds a professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Next meeting: October 13: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015, this is the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Meeting place: Friends of Kaimuki Public Library’s bookstore, The Book Cellar. The shop is located on the ground level of the library.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes