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

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant

The little fire ant (LFA) is a new, invasive, stinging ant that will spread across the Hawaiian Islands if we don’t take action now. LFA infest yards, houses, farms, and forests. Their powerful stings harm people and wildlife. LFA sting the eyes of pets, leading to blindness. LFA damage crops, food production, and the economy everywhere.

Our library is partnering with the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) to provide FREE test kits to the community, while supplies last. Residents may obtain a test kit during the library’s business hours. The kits will include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Patrons may submit their samples directly to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

For more information on the “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant” campaign, click here.

Bologna Day

Come celebrate Bologna Day at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Watch the movie The Trip to Italy in the Audio-Visual Room at 1:30 pm  to be followed by a cultural immersion into the wonders of Bologna. Come join us and feel free to dress like your favorite Italian. Ciao!

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. 

Halloween

The Addams Family movie poster

Join us for a ghoulishly good time!  Enjoy face painting from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Win treats during Halloween Bingo at 11:00 am.  Make some crafts to take home and play monstrously fun games!

Also attend a screening of The Addams Family movie at 1:00 pm.  Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. 

Children under six years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change. Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least 10 days before the event. 

 

Monster Inc movie poster

Watch a movie with monsters that will make you scream…with laughter!  This fun Disney-Pixar animated movie is most appropriate for ages 5 and over. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an 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.

Games

Come enjoy games and puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5!  This event is fun for the whole family!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  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!

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least ten days before the event.

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