Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
808-293-8935

About

Welcome to the Kahuku Public & School Library! Designed by architect Dennis Toyomura, our library opened on Nov. 25, 1968 on Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus on Oahu’s North Shore. Our library serves students, faculty, residents of Kahuku, Kaaawa, Laie, Hauula, Sunset Beach, and “snowbirds” during winter. There is a real sense of community at our library where some patrons have come “full-circle.”
Learn more about the Battle of the Books program here.


Upcoming events at this branch

Cover art for the movie Selma. Profile of a black man as seen from behind addressing a crowd in front of him.

In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will screen SELMA (PG-13) in the Kahuku Cool Lab.

“Civil-rights activists march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans in this docudrama, which focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr.” – from Swank Motion Pictures website

Directed by Ava DuVernay, this 2014 film runs for 128 minutes and was produced by Paramount Pictures. It features David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Alessandro Nivola.

In conjunction, there will be an interactive display on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Hawaii. Handouts of his speeches and an audio recording will be available to read and/or hear. A recording of Dr. King’s 1964 visit to UH Manoa is provided by the Hawaii and Pacific Collection at Hamilton Library.

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

 

Text says LEGO Build Club. The word build is made of actual LEGOs with minifigures positioned as though building the word.
  • January 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

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Visit the Kahuku P/S Library for your Lego fix. Drop in anytime during the two hours (2:00 – 4:00 pm) and make a cool creation of your choice.

We have hundreds of bricks, all sorted by color for easy building. Adult supervision required.

Our Lego Club is generously sponsored by our Friends of the Library Kahuku.

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

Story Time Tiger and Lion with Books

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library for Story Time with Michelle Henderson!

Kahuku Library’s story times incorporate a variety of books for toddlers and preschoolers in addition to fun songs for keiki.

Educational toys will be provided after program for keiki socialization.

Best suited for children ages 5 and below.

This program is an interactive program between caregivers and children and will be lead by Michelle Henderson of Moms & Music in La’ie.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Make Music

Please join us for KEIKI MUSIC! Created for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, this program is led by Aunty Ilene Ingley. These 45 minute programs may feature a variety of musical instruments, singing, and dancing with props. Music and movement helps young children develop their social, language and kinesthetic skills.

You can expect 30 minutes of movement, music, and learning and then 15 minutes of free play keiki pa’ani time.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Kathryn Waddell Takara photo

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library as we celebrate the start of our Black History Series from January to April.

To start off, Dr. Kathryn Waddell Takara will present on the little known history of African Americans in Hawaii. She has extensive knowledge on the subject and will provide an overview.

In conjunction, there will be an interactive display on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Hawaii. Handouts of his speeches and an audio recording will be available to read and/or hear. A recording of Dr. King’s 1964 visit to UH Manoa is provided by the Hawaii and Pacific Collection at Hamilton Library.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library Kahuku.

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

 

More on Dr. Waddell Takara-

Kathryn Waddell Takara, PhD, holds a BA in French from Tufts/Jackson University, an MA in French from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. She also holds certificates from the University of Bordeaux in French and Peking University in Mandarin.

Her accomplishments are multiple and varied over her long career of teaching cultural and ethnic studies, writing, public service, and extensive travel including France, Niger, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), seven summers in China, and other countries in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

Her pioneering research and publications on African Americans in Hawai`i has catapulted her into national recognition to be a ground breaking authority, consultant, and scholarly reviewer for numerous book and media projects.

Takara has been publicly recognized for her service, leadership, and promotion of justice, peace, mutual understanding, art, history, and culture and was knighted into the Orthodox Order of St John Russian Grand Priory in 2013.

Her books are: Zimbabwe Spin: Politics and Poetics Pacific Raven Press. 2015; Love’s Seasons: Generations Genetics Myths. Pacific Raven Press. 2014; Timmy Turtle Teaches (Children’s book) Pacific Raven Press. 2012; Frank Marshall Davis: The Fire and the Phoenix, A Critical Biography. Pacific Raven Press. 2012; Tourmalines: Beyond the Ebony Portal. Pacific Raven Press. 2010; Pacific Raven: Hawai`i Poems, Pacific Raven Press. 2009 (Winner of 2010 American Book Award [Before Columbus Foundation]; New and Collected Poems. I. Reed Publishing Co. Berkeley, CA. Jan. 2003. 39 pages; Oral Histories of African Americans (in Hawai`i). Interviews by Kathryn Waddell Takara. Center for Oral History. Social Science Research Institute. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. 1990. 406 pages.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 8
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 17
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes