Waianae Public Library

Address

85-625 Farrington Hwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792, United States
808-697-7868

About

Welcome to the Waianae Public Library! Built by contractor Charles Windstedt, our library opened on Dec. 20, 1966 and is located next to the Waianae Fire Station and Waianae District Park. Our small library serves 44,000 residents on the Westside coast of Oahu from Nanakuli to Makaha. The library has a unique and extensive collection of Hawaiian quilt patterns.

Upcoming Events

Lego Batman

Children and families are invited to join us for a screening for Lego Batman!

“LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.” [swank.com]

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. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Enjoy weekly themed books, songs, and crafts with the whole family. Each week we discuss a new theme and read related stories. A craft based on the theme is also provided. This program is recommended for children ages 2-7 but all are welcome. 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.

Daniel Aipa

Get pumped up this summer—Build a better you! Meet Daniel Aipa, founder of The Kū Project, and find out what it means to be Kū through the integration of physical fitness and health with Hawaiian culture.

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.

Book worm reading under palm trees

Turbo charged Toddler Times are part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World. Each session will focus on  a specific part of the Every Child Ready to Read Program and feature stories, songs, and activities. As a bonus we will also be making items you can use at home with your child to keep them talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing everyday!

  • May 30: Talking
  • June 6: Singing
  • June 13: Reading
  • June 20: Writing
  • June 27: Playing
  • July 11: Motor Skills

This program is designed for children ages 0-3, but all are welcome.

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. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Hawaiian Humane Society Logo

There are many ways to make the world a better place. One way is by developing empathy for others; including animals. The Hawaiian Humane Society will present “Tails of Kindness” as part of the summer reading program’s “Build a Better World”. This program includes three short skits, and a read aloud that demonstrate empathy and responsible pet ownership.

This program is recommended for children in grades 1-5.

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.

STEM Challenge

Newspapers, plastic cups, and balloons. Useless junk? Or materials to make awesome structures?

Stop by the meeting room and challenge yourself, and your friends, to make towers from these everyday objects! Who’s tower will be the tallest? Strongest? Most beautiful? Come by and find out!

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. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

moving images archive of Hawaii

Second of a three part series, Keikilani Meyer will introduce and demonstrate these Hawaiian digital resources.

Session 2:

  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – Library of Congress database of America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 as well as U.S. Newspaper Directory with information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
  • ‘Ulu’ulu – Hawaiʻi’s official state archive for moving images.
  • Papakilo Database: Kukulu ka ‘ike i ka ‘opua  –  A database of databases created by The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA’s) consisting of varied collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawaii’s history.

This project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services

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

Arts and crafts supplies

Summer is coming to an end and the library wants to help you go back to school in style. Stop by the meeting and make do it yourself versions of some of your favorite school supplies including:

  • Pencil Cases
  • Personalized Pencils
  • Fidget Spinners
  • And more!

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. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

book cover

Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin

Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she’s come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as “Orwellian.” The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. But Burma’s connection to George Orwell is not merely metaphorical; it is much deeper and more real. Orwell’s mother was born in Burma, at the height of the British raj, and Orwell was fundamentally shaped by his experiences in Burma as a young man working for the British Imperial Police. –Amazon

 

 

United States flag and the Statue of Liberty

A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss the following topics:

  • How to get a Green Card
  • How to become a U.S. Citizen
  • Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

This 90-minute informational program is suitable for ages 18 and older.

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.

movie poster for 13th

In this thought-provoking 2016 Netflix original documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.  The film begins with the idea that 25 percent of the people in the world who are incarcerated are incarcerated in the U.S. although the U.S. has just 5% of the world’s population.  “13th” charts the explosive growth in America’s prison population; in 1970, there were about 200,000 prisoners; today, the prison population is more than 2 million.

A discussion will follow the film and audience participation is encouraged.  The discussion panel will be Kat Brady and De Mont R. D. Conner.  Brady is a Community Justice Advocate and Coordinator of Community Alliance on Prisons.  Conner is Co-Manager of Ho’omana Pono, LLC, a Native Hawaiian Advocacy Corporation that operates out of the Wai’anae Coast.

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

AVA website banner

Third of this three part series, Keikilani Meyer will introduce and demonstrate these Hawaiian digital resources.

Session 3:

  • AVA Konohiki: Ancestral Visions of ‘Aina
  • Huapala: Hawaiian Lyrics & Hula Archive
  • Hula Preservation Society

This project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services

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

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 19
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes