Aiea Public Library

Address

99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701, United States
808-483-7333

About

Welcome to the Aiea Public Library! Designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International and built on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill, our library opened on July 19, 2014. Our $10.4 million library replaces the original library building at 99-143 Moanalua Road. It includes features to reduce electricity costs such as a high-efficiency air-conditioning system and photovoltaic solar panels. In August 2014, Aiea Public Library was awarded the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

Upcoming Events

Checkout Challenge Ghost

Come join Aiea Public Library for our creepy crawly check-out challenge! Children 6th grade and under may draw sticker packets for every book that they (or their guardian) borrow. If your sticker packet contains a candy corn sticker, you win a prize.

More books borrowed = more chances to win!
See the information desk for more information/sign-up.
No purchase or consideration necessary to participate.

Sakadas Cipriano Erice, Angel Ramos, and Apolonia Agonoy Stice

The Sakada Series (35min) is a series of three short films capturing the personal stories and successes of the sakadas and of the Filipino-American second-generation. Sakadas are Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906-1946 to work as laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations.

The first film, A Sakada Story, highlights the life story of Cipriano Erice, who immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Waialua Sugar Plantation. The second film, Living Treasure (10min), highlights the life story of Angel Ramos, who also immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Kahuku Sugar Plantation.  The third film, Filipina (15min), highlights the life story of Apolonia Agonoy Stice, a second-generation Filipina-American, who grew up in the pineapple plantation town of Lanai City in the 1940’s.

Q&A session and light refreshments after the films.

This film series is co-sponsored by the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii and the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts – Honolulu, Atherton Family Foundation, and Boutique de Voile.

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.

puzzle pieces

Join us for puzzle time in the Children’s Room. This program is suitable for toddlers+. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.  Come to play and build skills, maybe meet friends.

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.

Wonder Woman movie poster

Aiea Library is showing the new Wonder Woman movie!  The movie is 141 minutes long and is rated PG-13.  Description from Movie Licensing, USA (www.movlic.com) is as follows:  An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war.  With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Little Shop of Horrors movie poster

Special movie showing for Halloween!  Movie description as follows from Movie Licensing, USA (www.movlic.com):  A skid row flower shop employs a nerdy attendant who unwittingly buys a man-eating plant that asks to be fed.  This movie is 88 minutes long and is rated PG-13.  This is the musical version from 1986, starring Rick Moranis as the flower shop employee.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 49
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 33
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No