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

Double z fold card papercraft

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join Michele Ching for their Make-n-Take class on Monday, October 16, from 12:00-2:00 pm. She will demonstrate how to make a double Z fold card. Design it to your heart’s content.

The hours-long Craft Jam session will follow; it ends at 7:00 pm.

Program size is limited. RSVP required.  Call the library after October 1st 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.

Pearl City (PC) Crafters is a group of women who share a passion for papercrafting. Members create greeting cards, scrapbooks, home decor, and many other unique, handmade items that make treasured keepsakes and gifts. With the sponsorship of the Pearl City Public Library, we will be offering free papercrafting classes monthly, followed by a three-to-five hour Craft Jam open to adults 18 and older.

Electronic devices

Learn how to borrow library e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Starting Tuesday, August 1st, bring a smartphone or tablet device to the Reference Desk and meet one-on-one with a library staff for quick instruction.

Six HSPLS apps are available:

  • Libraries Hawaiʻi (virtual library card)
  • OverDrive (e-books & audiobooks)
  • Kindle (e-books)
  • Pressreader (newspapers & magazines)
  • RB Digital (audiobooks and magazines)
  • Mango Languages (language learning system)

These services requires a valid HSPLS library card. An Internet connection is also required for downloading digital content.

Note: OneClickDigital and Zinio for Libraries has been phased out and is no longer available for use.

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

Computer stations on a table

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of October, class schedule is: October 11, October 18, and October 25, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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 .

 

Bring your keiki to enjoy Toddler Puzzle Time! Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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.

 

 

Fairy Tale

Join us for Preschool Storytime followed by crafts!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Who:  Calling all kids grades K-6!

What:  Kids will be given a theme and have the freedom to build anything!

When:  Fourth Monday of each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where:  The library’s meeting room

Why:  Why not?  Let’s have fun!

Creations will be on view in our display case!

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.

Laptop with a door lock on the screen

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Cybersecurity professionals will share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet. Teens, college students, and adults are highly encouraged to attend this one-hour informational session.

Co-sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Defense and Cyber Hui, a community of Cybersecurity Professionals dedicated to sharing their skills and knowledge.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of October, class schedule is: October 11, October 18, and October 25, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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 .

 

Halloween

Kids K-6th: Join us for Halloween Spooky Bingo. Enjoy an afternoon of picture BINGO fun. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change. For more information or to request a sign language interpreter please contact the library two weeks in advance.

Beetlejuice movie poster

In the spirit of Halloween fun, join us for a free showing of the horror-comedy classic Beetlejuice.

“What’s a couple of stay-at-home ghosts (Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis) to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies (Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, & Winona Ryder)? They call on Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for!” — Warner Brothers.

Rated PG, parental guidance is suggestedChildren 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is one hour and 32 minutes long.

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.

Vampire in coffin

You have 30 minutes to solve the puzzles and decipher clues to unlock the weapon to defeat the vampire before he claims his next victims! Ages 13 and up. Advance registration required. Walk-ins if space available. 4 sessions offered, 7 people per session max. Sign up individually or as a group. Registration opens on September 1 until October 15. Call 808-453-6566 to register. Ask for Reference Desk. Times are 3 pm, 4 pm 5 pm and 6 pm. Each session lasts no more than 45 minutes.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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 .

 

cult classic movie night

Come join us as we laugh and cry at movies about those “difficult teen years”.  Every 1st Tuesday of the month*. First up:  John Hughes’ strange teen angst comedy,”Weird Science” about two high school nerds attempting to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. Coming attractions include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink, and the Karate Kid.

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. * No movie on January 2, 2018.

Computer stations on a table

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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 .

 

doctor holding a clipboard

Learn Medicare basics and what to do during Medicare Open Enrollment*, which ends on December 7, 2017. A Hawaii SHIP counselor will be available to answer any of your Medicare-related questions after the presentation.

*Open enrollment is an opportunity for Medicare subscribers to re-evaluate their current coverages, explore other Medicare Advantage and/or prescription drug plans available in the marketplace, and reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. These benefits will take effect after January 1, 2018.

Program size is limited to 50. RSVP required.  Call the library by Friday, November 17, 2017 to sign up.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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 .

 

Celebrate “Turkey Day” with a fun scavenger hunt in the children’s area of the library.  Paper feathers will be hidden for children to find, and then used to create their own crafted turkey. Recommended for preschoolers – 2nd grade. Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. For more information or to request a sign language interpreter please contact the library two weeks in advance.

HEAD SCULPTURE

Yes–this really is a celebrated day–November 28! Its a craft –a time to celebrate you and discover your own awesomeness!  A day to be an artist of yourself and make your own head.  You can use any medium –a variety will be supplied. Just be creative! This holiday is about seeing yourself for who you are. Knowing your positive traits and negative traits and knowing the difference between the two.  Make your own head day is for contemplating on the “you” and being a better person for it.

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.

Older man falling down

Attention Baby Boomers! Join Project Dana’s Mike Hirano for a 60-minute talk to learn how to reduce your risk of falling and how to avoid fall-related injuries. Caregivers are welcome!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
  • One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

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.

Washi tape

Adorn your Holiday tree with a dash of DIY this holiday season. This easy Holiday craft is the perfect way to create heartfelt handmade gifts or give your decorations and gifts a personal touch.

Limited to 10 participants. Registration required and starts on November 26 and ends on December 15. Walk ins allowed if space permits. Call 453-6566 and ask for the reference desk.

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.

Popcorn popping in pan

Get ready for National Popcorn Day. We will be munching on popcorn, making popcorn crafts and learning fun facts about popcorn! Limit 15 participants, ages 13+ Sign up after January 1st–Call 808-453-6566–ask for Reference desk to sign up.

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.

Women on couch knitting

Join us for a beginner knitting class. All materials and supplies will be provided. We will be making a cool coffee cozy to keep your drinks hot! Seating is limited. Call 808-453–6566–ask for reference. A great way for teens and younger adults to learn this wonderful hobby!

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.

Manga Character

March is Manga Madness Month at Pearl City Public Library for Teens! A manga character drawing contest, manga trivia quiz and a hide & seek manga treasure hunt culminates in an Anime & Manga Craft and Games Bonanza on March 20th. Come in during the month of March to join in the 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.

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