Important Alert 1: Pahala Public and School Library will be closed on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, September 28th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.

Important Alert 2: Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area 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

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:

  • September 12 — Getting Started… Computer Basics
  • September 19 — Basic Internet Searching & Introduction to Social Media
  • September 26– 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.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct an informational program called “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, featuring guest speaker Debbie Pang, community educator and Makiki Support Group co-facilitator.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Caregivers are welcome to attend!

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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.

Strands of flower leis

Master Gardener Pam Hinsdale will show you which flowers to plant in your garden for beauty and lei-making. Traditional lei flowers are easy to grow and will give you flowers for lei for years to come.

All are welcome!

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.

Election Day is fast approaching! Are you ready?

The Hawaii Office of Elections is here to help you. In this one hour session, you will learn how to register to vote, how to complete your ballot, and what happens after you vote. They will also provide information about how you can volunteer on Election Day.

This session is open to everyone interested in the voting process, but especially to those of voting age.

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.

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.

 

 

Volunteer Fair Two hands reaching out

Need to do community service? Newly retired? Interested in volunteering? Together as a family? With friends or work colleagues? The Pearl City Public Library welcomes people of all ages to attend Volunteer Fair Two!  Learn about the different ways you can serve and give back to the community! Ask the representative questions about volunteer opportunities within their organization & sign up.

Groups confirmed as of September 17, 2018*:

AARP Hawaiʻi
AccesSurf Hawaiʻi
Foster Grandparent Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden, Board of Water Supply, C & C of Honolulu
Hawaiʻi Foodbank
Hawaiʻi Literacy
Hawaiʻi SHIP, Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Aging
Hawaiian Humane Society
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
Lanakila Meals on Wheels
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Aging
Hawaiʻi Office of Elections
The Outdoor Circle
Pearl City Lions Club
Respite Companion Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Senior Companion Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Hawaiʻi Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Aging
Storm Water Quality Branch, Honolulu Dept. of Facility Management

This community service project has been brought to you by the Pearl City Public Library and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System.

*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.

 

three pillow box gift holders. an orange and black with a ghost and the word BOO; one tan and brown with a picture of a cooked turkey and the word GRATEFUL; one is red with a green holly branch and cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class. You will make a PILLOW BOX GIFT HOLDERS. Design your craft to your heart’s content.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by Friday, October 5.

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.

 

Ever want to learn to play the legendary tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons?  Now is your chance! Experienced Game Masters will instruct and guide you on the basics of this role playing game that encourages creativity and problem-solving skills. Beginners and all skill levels invited. Interact with others to complete a quest, expand your mind, learn about character creation and world building. In Dungeons and Dragons anything is possible…ANYTHING!

pochibukuro

Japanese children frequently receive monetary gifts in little envelopes called “pochibukuro.” The New Year’s pochibukuro is called “otoshidama.” This pragmatic practice has other applications, as well.

In this one hour session, Evelyn Nakamura will teach you how to make three simple pochibukuro from found materials, and show you how they can be adapted for other purposes.

Space is limited, so call 453-6566 to register! 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.

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 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.

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.

Halloween cupcakes

Let’s get a head start on spooky treats for Halloween. Come decorate delicious cupcakes for an evening treat! Will you use orange and black icing? Make a scary face? Use candy corn? The options are limitless! All materials are included and the program is free but, make sure to register in advance. Call the reference desk at 808-453-6566 starting on October 1. Limited to 15 participants. 

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.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct their Early Stage Education Program titled, “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Care Partners.

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. Care partners are welcome to attend!

Part 1, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Part 2, Wednesday, Novemeber 7, 2018, same time
Part 3, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, same time

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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.

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

This film is rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images. 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.

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. This month’s selection; Seedfolks, allows Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman to use thirteen speakers, each from a different ethnic group, to describe the transformation of an empty lot into a vibrant community garden  and in doing so, they each experience their own transformations. The story’s quiet beauty unfurls effortlessly–and lingers after the final page has been turned.

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.

Baby boomer couple hugging each other

Join AARP Hawai‘i for an active discussion for Adults 50+ planning for the unexpected before and after retirement.

Are you prepared for the future? None of us can predict for sure what tomorrow might bring. That’s why it is important to plan — decide what you want, create a plan to get there, and share it with those who need to know.

TOPICS:

  • FINANCES: Explore the cost of long-term care and how long you will need it, help you understand what costs may or may not be covered by government programs, and explore private financing strategies. You also will identify resources that can help you create your long-term care plan.
  • HEALTH: Discuss a variety of health topics including: family health history, screenings and immunizations, managing medications, brain health, and new healthcare technology. You’ll leave with specific ways and resources to help you make positive health choices.
  • LEGAL: Do you have what you need in place to ensure that your wishes are met in the event of an unexpected illness or accident?
  • HOME AND COMMUNITY: Gain a better understanding of the features that make both your home and community a place where you can live in comfort and safety — no matter what your life stage

Living Longer, Living Smarter is presented by AARP volunteers using AARP materials. No product sales, information or personal advice is included in this workshop.

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

What are you going to do with all that leftover Halloween Candy? Bring it to Pearl City Public Library for a session of candy experiments and math for learning fun! Which candy bar floats, does it take longer to melt M & M’s in water, milk, vinegar or oil? , let’s give your favorite sour candy the acid test!  We’ll do a variety of experiments with your Halloween stash and have guaranteed fun!

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.

 

 

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct their Early Stage Education Program titled, “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Care Partners.

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. Care partners are welcome to attend!

Part 1, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Part 2, Wednesday, Novemeber 7, 2018, same time
Part 3, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, same time

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct their Early Stage Education Program titled, “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Care Partners.

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. Care partners are welcome to attend!

Part 1, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Part 2, Wednesday, Novemeber 7, 2018, same time
Part 3, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, same time

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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