Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library

Address

400 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
808-733-8488

About

Welcome to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library! Designed by Cyril Lemmon and Associates, we opened on July 11, 1952, at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal. Known for its cathedral-like windows, our library serves “snow birds” during the winter from the mainland, Canada, and other visitors worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Candyland game pieces and LEGOs

Come to the library on Thursday afternoons and have fun!  LEGO Club and Game and Puzzle Day occur on alternating Thursdays:

Game and Puzzle Day: October 4, 25  Come enjoy games or puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5.  Whether you like card games or board games, you’re bound to find the game for you!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  We also have Jenga and Twister!  Adult and older children’s games include Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Apples to Apples, playing cards, Charades and Telestrations.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

LEGO Club: October 11, 18   LEGO lovers join us for an hour of free play with LEGO Bricks.  No sign-up required.  We also have DUPLO bricks for preschool aged children.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

It’s Star Wars Reads month!  Join us for Star Wars related games, crafts and photo opps!  Win prizes!  Costumes (Star Wars related or not) are welcome!

Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

 If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Join us on Wednesday mornings for stories, songs and movement!  Make a simple craft to take home!  This program is best for toddlers to children in first grade.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Beginning readers are invited to have a howling good time reading to loving service dogs! It’s a great way to practice your reading skills and it’s fun!  Sign up a few minutes before the event.   This program is brought to you by Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs.

Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Storyteller Jeff Gere

Join us for all-ages spooky Halloween storytelling with Jeff Gere!

Jeff Gere blends talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into performances which have electrified audiences in Hawaiʻi for 25 years. Jeff’s physical energy, morphing elastic face and voice characterizations make his shows events. Jeff becomes his stories!

Born on Halloween, Jeff produced the Talk Story Festival, Hawaiʻi’s biggest storytelling celebration (26 years!), Story TV (monthly, 23 years), Talk Story Radio (2 years, weekly shows), story camps & conferences. He taught Storytelling at UH Mānoa, tours in Hawaiʻi & internationally, teaches & does shadow puppets, & has lotsa projects & ideas!

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday NOON – 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 38
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No