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

Where the Wild Things Are movie poster

Join us for a showing of Where the Wild Things Are, based on the popular book by Maurice Sendak.

A young boy finds himself in a fantastical world populated by enormous creatures in desperate need of someone to rule their mysterious society.

This film is rated PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure, and brief language. 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.

Computer stations on a table

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

Topics covered:

  • November 7 — Getting Started… Computer Basics
  • November 14 — Basic Internet Searching & Introduction to Social Media
  • November 21 — How-To… 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 Wednesday, November 28 , 2018.

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.

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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Join us for K-6th Children’s LEGO Mania where kids are free to create anything they choose!

 

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.

family reading

Have something in common with your teen; read a book together and enjoy laughing, discussing and thinking about books. Pearl City Library is hosting Book Club Hub: a Parent Teen Book Club that will create a forum for parents and students to read together. The Teen Librarian will facilitate the book discussion and lead participants in activities and conversations about selected titles. The is a great opportunity to communicate with your tween/teen as she/he moves forward in becoming a lifelong reader. Three sessions and three books are scheduled, all times are 6pm -7:30pm:  Monday , September 24, 2018 STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli; Monday, October 29, 2018 SEEDFOLKS by Paul Fleischman and Monday, November 26, 2018 THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher. All of these titles are available in the library system both in print and in e-book format. Several copies will be at Pearl City Public Library reference desk one month prior to each session. Call to reserve your copy. For ages 12 and up. Contact the Pearl City Teen Librarian if you have any questions. November’s choice is The Future of Us ; a contemporary novel: It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out. They eagerly explore, in chapters that alternate between the two characters’ perspectives, the destinies their online profiles reveal.

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.

Japanese ceramics cold-water containers

This exhibit of traditional mizusashi is presented by Shofu Kai, a group of ceramists at the Hawai′i Potters Guild who have been studying together to learn about the artistry of utensils used in the Japanese tea ceremony, a cornerstone of Japanese culture. The mizusashi is the lidded jar that the holds the cold-water that is used to replenish the water in the kama (kettle). Mizusashi are classified by their shape, origins, and other characteristics. Four different styles of mizusashi used by the early tea masters will be presented: hoso (thin), hira (flat), kaku (square), and yabure bukuro (torn bag).

This exhibit will be on display until January 3rd and may be viewed at the Adult Reference desk during regular library hours.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

Pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments

Looking for some new decorations for the holidays?  Pearl City Public Library has some teen take and make kits containing all the supplies and instructions (except for glue and scissors) to make two different pipe cleaner Christmas Tree ornaments.  Stop by the YA area to get yours.  There is a limit of one per person until supplies last. Have a little holiday fun without ever leaving home! Kits will be available starting December 10.

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.

Christmas gift

Get creative this holiday season by making your own stamped wrapping paper! Bring your presents to wrap (we’re kindly asking that you limit it to 5 per family) We will provide Christmas stamps to create your own unique wrapping paper, tape, bows, glue and gift tags!  We’ll be playing  favorite holiday tunes and drinking hot chocolate! This is a drop in event anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, but we do ask that you register in advance so we know how many people to expect. Register by calling 808-453-6566.

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.

 

Crazy Rich Asians movie poster

Join us for a showing of Crazy Rich Asians, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan.

A woman discovers her boyfriend comes from the most wealthy, prominent family in Singapore. Along the way, she must stand up to his judgmental mother, who wants nothing more than to break them up.

This film is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language. 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.

HANDS ONLY CPR

Hands-only CPR, which is also known as compression-only CPR, performed by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as CPR with mouth to mouth breaths. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 89 percent of people who suffer an out-of hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR. Come to this CPR training class to get the information and skills you need to help others during breathing and cardiac emergencies. For ages 12 and older. Class size is limited so call 808-453-6566 to reserve a spot. Taught by certified American Red Cross trainers. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use Hands-Only CPR, but in the event of an emergency, your preparedness could save a life.

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.

 

Strawberry ice cream

Yes! Let’s make Tin Can Ice Cream! January 15 is when we celebrate this tasty cold treat. Dating back to at least 1813, strawberry ice cream was served at the second inauguration of James Madison. Making homemade ice cream in a can is fun,easy and uses only a few ingredients. Our ice cream will be  made by blending strawberry flavoring with eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and sugar in a 1 lb coffee can surrounded by ice and rock salt in a larger 3 lb can. Ingredients will be provided but please bring a clean, empty 1 lb and 3 lb coffee can if you are able. Some will be provided; and call to reserve a spot! 808-453-6566 beginning on December 28.

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.

 

 

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.

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