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

Come one, come all to Kaimuki Public Library’s Sunday Family Storytime & Craft program! Enjoy epic and imaginative tales, help 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.

Gift Bag Photo

Learn a process to transform unwanted envelopes and calendars of various shapes and sizes into useful and attractive gift packages and bags.  Using large discarded mailing envelopes, make 2 practical handle gift bags.  Samples of other envelope packages and bags will be shared.

This one hour class will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants.  Please either call the Adult Reference Desk at 733-8422 or come in person to the Adult Reference Desk to reserve your spot for the workshop.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground floor)

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

German baroque composer, Georg Telemann

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann (German baroque composer, 1681-1767), the Kaimuki Public Library presents Music by Telemann performed by The Kalani Consort.  Performers include: Daniel Harris-McCoy, flute; Leah Morse, violin; Sean O’Harrow, viola; Robert Littman, cello; Steve Miller, harpsichord.

Location: Adult Reading Room

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

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Poster

As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most.  It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Parental guidance is suggested.  This movie is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground floor)

Program schedule is subject to change.  Please 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 on the first Monday of the month this fall (beginning in October).  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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our next book club meeting where we will discuss The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood.  Written by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle, this is a story about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature.  This book is available in print 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.

 

Karol's Karolers group picture

Come celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday season with Karol’s Karolers at this concert which includes beloved Christmas classics as well as many lesser-known holiday songs from around the world.  Karol’s Karolers was founded in October 2012 by Karol Nowicki, Michal Nowicki and David Del Rocco with the goal of spreading good cheer with local residents and holiday music from other countries.  2017 marks the group’s sixth season singing together.  This program is suitable for all ages.

Location: Adult Reading Room

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

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie poster

The first chapter in Peter Jackson’s new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga.  Follow Bilbo Baggins as he’s swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.  Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.  Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the ‘One ring.’  This movie is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Location: 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 special accommodations are needed.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie poster

Bilbo Baggins continues on his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Please 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 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