Important Alert #1:  The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.

Important Alert #2:  The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project.  The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018  and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.

Pearl City Public Library

Address

1138 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI 96782, United States
808-453-6566

About

Welcome to the Pearl City Public Library! One of the largest libraries on Oʻahu, our library opened on Nov. 15, 1969 as Pearl City Regional Library. We are one of three Oahu libraries open on Sundays and located next to the Pearl City Police Station.

Upcoming Events

Join us for Toddler Puzzle Time! Puzzles will be set out for toddlers to enjoy.

*Dates 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.

possums reading a book

Join us for Preschool Story Time followed by Preschool Crafts!

*Dates 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.

woman assisting senior making decisions

Living longer often causes anxiety about how to plan, get and pay for quality care, especially if a loved one is facing possible cognitive impairment or a progressive illness.

Learn about solutions from attorney Laurie Adamshick, Esq., and Elder Care Coordinator Kim Ong, R.N., of the Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC. They will introduce you to life care planning that focuses on helping kupuna plan for and improve the last chapter of life. If you are caring for an elderly loved one, life care planning can help you help them.

Adults 50+, caregivers, & retirees are welcome to attend.

No legal advice or information about products and services will be provided during this presentation.

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 a program date.

Guitar

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about the kind of year you want to have!

What are your 2019 goals? How do you want to grow this year? There’s a special twist to this year’s program. Can you fit your vision on a guitar?

Use magazines to tap into your creative side and create a vision board for your future. Bring a friend! All supplies provided.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

one blue green card with floral border and fairy cut out. one blue green floral favor bag

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

February’s crafts are spinner cards and favor toppers with Kim!

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share. The class is open to 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 seven (7) days before the program date.

Stacks of books flying

Come check out Pearl City’s Teen UnBook Club! This is not your mother’s book club! No set meetings–just stop by,  pick up the book (or other format), read it (or listen, watch) , review it, share it and you can win a prize! On the 5th of each month, selected titles– available for check out–either multiple copies of the same title or a variety of titles based on a theme or genre, will be on display (book, podcast, graphic novel, movie, etc)   Read, view or listen and write a review to be posted in the YA area. Your review could be a poem, drawing –or use our review form. At the end of the month—a drawing will be held from the posted reviews to choose a winner.

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.

Bingo Cards

Let’s face it–some movies are so bad–they are difficult to watch. The cure? Bad Movie Bingo! A game designed to get you through those cheesy one liners, bad ape costumes, car crashes and mullet haircuts. Pearl City Public Library will show a selection of  “bad” movies September, October, December, February, March, April and May–First Tuesday of these months. Come in–get a bingo card you use for the whole series, watch the movies and mark off each time an element (event, character trait, plot point) on the card (bad camera angle, cheap props, overused quips, etc.) appears on the screen, mark it off. First person to get a BINGO! pattern for the series will get a $10 gift card to a local movie theater.

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.

 

 

Woman holding Medicare ID card in her hands

Learn Medicare basics. A Hawaiʻi SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor will be available to answer any of your Medicare-related questions after the presentation.

Baby Boomers planning to retire or celebrating their 65th birthday in 2019 should attend.

Program size is limited to 30. RSVP required.  Call the library by Friday, February 1, 2019  to register.

Hawaiʻi SHIP is a federally funded, volunteer-based program administered by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. Our mission is to serve Medicare beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and soon-to-be retirees by providing free health insurance information, education, counseling, and referrals to the public.

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.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Aloha Adventurer’s Guild returns to Pearl City Public Library to lead adventurer’s in an epic quest at the library!  Experienced game masters will get you started on the basics of making your own adventure as well as teaching you to play 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Want to be a gallant knight or a mysterious wizard braving a fun filled adventure? Become absorbed in world building, complete epic quests, learn how to collaborate and solve problems with fellow players, and have a ton of fun! Recommended for beginners age 12+, but all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Game materials will be provided by the Guild. Please be on time so that we maximize your experience.

Program schedule subject to change: Contact the library if special accommodations are needed at least 14 days prior to event.

Pink Piggy Bank with graduation cap and diploma

This community presentation by Hawai’i Association for College Admission Counseling will guide high school students and their families in making informed decisions.  “College Admission and College Fit” will cover topics dealing with what colleges are looking for in a student and what makes a good college fit both socially and academically. Younger students and their families are also welcome to attend. The Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling is a non-profit organization of professionals working in the realm of college admissions, both on the secondary and post-secondary levels.

All programs subject to change. If you require special assistance please contact the library at least 7 days in advance of program date.

Computer stations on a table

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Thursdays at 9:00 am.

February 14 — Computer Basics

February 21 — Basic Internet

February 28 — E-mail

Library card required. RSVP required. Class size is limited to 4 students. Note: repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term. Last day of instruction is Thursday, April 18, 2019.

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 a program date.

Older man falling down

Learn the ABC’s of fall prevention with Kupuna Aikido’s Bill Doi. At the end of his presentation, sensei Doi and his fellow aikidoka (students of Aikido) will demonstrate simple exercises to use in the event of a fall.

Kupuna Aikido is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers fall prevention classes to active seniors in the Liliha area.  According to their website, their mission is: “to empower Hawaiʻi’s kupuna with Aikido-based philosophies to preserve and protect their mobile independence.”

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 a program date.

Older couple working on legal documents

Life is unpredictable — even more so for older adults who are at greater risk of a health emergency that could render them unable to handle their own finances and make decisions as to their medical care. What happens if no one has been legally designated to help?

Learn why older adults need a power of attorney and advance health care directive from attorney Laurie Adamshick, Esq., and elder care coordinator Kim Ong, R.N., of the Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC. They will help you understand what these two essential documents are and why it is so important to have them before a health emergency occurs.

Adults 50+, caregivers, & retirees are welcome to attend.

No legal advice or information about products and services will be provided during this presentation.

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 a program date.

Avengers: Infinity War

Join us for a showing of the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment: Avengers: Infinity War.

The Avengers assemble their power in order to fight their collective enemy, Thanos, before he can wreak havoc on the entire planet.

This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language, and some crude references. Children under the age 12 should be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, fold up chairs, and dry snacks.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

The Make-n-Take craft will be announced closer to the date.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

The Make-n-Take craft will be announced closer to the date.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

The Make-n-Take craft will be announced closer to the date.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

The Make-n-Take craft will be announced closer to the date.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Holiday Jam.  Snack and craft to your heart’s content at this special holiday edition.

Space is limited. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for a special craft. Bring a snack to share.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least seven (7) days before the program date.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 62
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 29
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes