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

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Japanese children frequently receive monetary gifts in little envelopes called “pochibukuro.”  The New Year’s pochibukuro is called “otoshidama.”  This pragmatic practice has other applications as well.  Learn to make 3 different, simple pochibukuro from found materials, then size them up for other purposes.  Examples of varied uses for these envelopes and other ways of creating them will be shared.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

All supplies will be provided for 6 envelopes.  Students may bring their own small, sharp pointed, thin blade scissors.

Seating and materials are limited.  Reservations are needed in order to participate.  You may reserve your spot either in person or by phone at the adult reference desk.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is open to teenagers and adults.

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.

 

Join our new Wednesday Coffee Hours which will be a monthly program for older adults.   At each Coffee Hour enjoy yummy treats and an informational program for adults.  Programs will vary month to month, but tasty treats will always be offered.

This month: Brain Fitness with HMSA – Optimal brain function is the result of physical support and mental stimulation. Learn several exercises to keep your brain healthy and improve your ability to think, reason, and solve problems..

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.

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The 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! may be over, but the Rock & Roll fun continues at Sunday Afternoon at the Movies!

It’s the mid-80’s and Marty McFly is your average 17-year old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown.  Doc’s latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG.  Parental guidance is suggested; some material may not be suitable for children.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Please join us for our next book club meeting on Friday, August 10, when we will be discussing The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti.

“After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo to Olympus, Massachusetts.  There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death.  Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past–a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.  Both a coming of age story and a literary thriller, this novel explores what it means to be a hero, and the price we pay to protect the people we love most.” (from the Publisher)

This title is currently available in both print (regular and Large Type) and ebook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our bi-monthly book club meets in the Kaimuki Library Meeting Room on the ground level of the library.

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.

 

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.   All supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.

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.

emergency supplies

What are the disasters that are likely to affect us? What can we do to prepare for each kind of event? What non perishable foods do you have on your 14-day list?  Ray Moody, a 15-year volunteer with the Red Cross, will answer these questions and more relating to disaster preparedness.  Attendees will also receive an emergency preparedness handbook.

This one-hour program will be held in our ground floor Meeting Room.  Thank you to our Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library for sponsoring this program.
Wonder Woman Poster

Diana, princess of the Amazons was trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.  Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

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.

Join Master Gardener Pam Hinsdale to learn which plants commonly grown in Hawaii you should consider when creating your lei garden, and some of the growing conditions that help them thrive.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and the O’ahu Master Gardener Program, part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa.  This one hour program will be held in our ground floor Meeting Room.

Browse and borrow our books on growing Hawaiian flowers and plants, and lei customs in Hawaii.

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 Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes