Makawao Public Library

Address

1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, United States
808-573-8785

About

Welcome to the Makawao Public Library! Designed by architect Edwin Murayama, the library opened on Feb. 22, 1969. Our library provides services to the Makawao community as well as the Upcountry area of Haliimaile, Pukalani, Haiku and Kula. In 2014, our library celebrated 45 years of service!

Upcoming Events

goose holding storyboook

Bring your keiki to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts — just right for ages 5 and under!

 

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Two harpists on grass lawn

Join harpists Lily Swan & Crissy Palmieri in a magical holiday music performance! This one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society presents open poetry readings and a skit with featured poet Netta Kanoho and a skit by Eric, Natalie and Rachel.

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.

 

grumpy man in a top hat with spooky characters in background

On the Friday before Christmas, Makawao Library will host a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ classic story set on Christmas Eve, performed by Mark Collmer. Warm, spiced cider will be served.

Mark has performed “A Christmas Carol” on stage for large audiences on Maui and in Philadelphia, and his reading at Makawao Library will be a lively, family-friendly version for the cozy upcountry setting.

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library, this free program is recommended for adults and young people age 8 and up.

NOTE:  Makawao Library will be open on Friday, 12/22/17, due to the Christmas holiday.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Family Movie Night

Join us for our FREE movie showing and FREE popcorn!

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Rated PG

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.

Family movie

Join us for our monthly FREE movie and FREE popcorn!

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Rated PG

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.

Book club

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

This month’s book is Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport. Beginning with the fateful meeting of a nineteenth-century Yankee sailor and the runaway daughter of a Tahitian chief, and sweeping over a century and a half of passionate, turbulent Hawaiian history, Shark Dialogues takes its place as the first novel to do justice to the rich heritage and cruel conflicts of the beautiful and beleaguered islands and their people. Surreal, provocative, erotic, magical, meaningful, and supremely wise, it is a tale of islanders and invaders, of victors and victims, of queens and whores, of lepers and healers. And at its center are Pono, the magnificent pure-blooded matriarch and seer, and her four mixed-blood granddaughters seeking to come to terms with the contradictions of their ancestries and the hungers of their hearts. Their loves, their hates, the bonds joining them, and the furies possessing them are interwoven with ancient legends and lore of the islands whose past offers their salvation and whose future is their fate. Kiana Davenport has written a major contribution to the literature of the Pacific Rim—a great reading experience both brilliantly contemporary in its form and timeless in its illumination.

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.

Chess club

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

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.

 

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over. This month’s meeting will include poetry and music with featured poet Mary Anne Anderson.

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.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 22
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 86
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes