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

PAR

Free workshop by the non-partisan Public Access Room (PAR) covers tips and techniques on effective lobbying to affect State laws.

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.

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading every third Wednesday of each month. This month’s featured reader will be Elisha Suetani-Mendez. Elisha is a senior at Kekaulike High School. She is currently completing her senior project on the importance of family and writing a book of poems. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

goose holding storyboook

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

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.

Mobile phone and laptop computer with security warnings

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Throughout October, cyber security professionals from the International Security Consortium (ISC) will be visiting public libraries statewide to share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet.

At this one-hour presentation, a cyber expert will discuss malware protection, passwords, wifi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup, and social media. This program will also include a question & answer session.

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.

Halloween

Stories, Activities, and Trick or Treating! FREE! 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Animated Short Films and Popcorn! 7:00- 7:30 p.m.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

three bearded men laughing with a background of areca palms

Join musician and early-education specialist, Uncle Wayne Watkins and his Howling Dog Band for a rip-roaring, rollicking, really good time.  Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, move and groove to songs just right for toddlers and preschoolers and their accompanying grown-ups.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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.

 

 

Ghostlore

A humorous and shivery storytime for grown-ups and big kids!

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.

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.

 

 

book club

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

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.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's Sparkle performance logo

Lucas loves all things that sparkle. His whole world is sparkly. Sparkly, sparkle and more sparkle. He loves it so much. One day Isabella comes to play. She doesn’t like sparkle at all and Lucas’s sparkle starts to dim. This poignant and humorous story is about giving yourself permission to express who you are and stand up for yourself… even if it is in your very own sparkly slippers.

Suitable for ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This theatre-style performance is made possible through a grant from the Makana Aloha Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to supporting and improving the Maui community.

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.

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading every third Wednesday of each month. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

man holding arms above his head, on a stage

Makawao Library is pleased to host an evening performance by Niall de Burca, one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers.

A native of the West of Ireland, a land soaked in legend, de Burca will take listeners on an unforgettable journey through the landscape of ancient Ireland.  More dangerous than the pied piper, de Burca will cast a spell on young and old alike.

This free, 45-minute program is funded by Maui Friends of the Library and is a production of the UH Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

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