Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422

About

Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Rosemarie Simon Picture

Join Group Fitness Instructor Rosemarie Simon as she shares her knowledge about the benefits of exercise for older adults and conducts a seated stretch and pilates workout session for seniors.  Time permitting, this will be followed by a Q & A session.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public 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.

Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and gain access to over 20,000 LEGO® parts! Students will engineer their own STEM-based LEGO projects while learning fundamentals in engineering, physics, art, design and architecture through hands on interaction and play. Design and build as never before, and create engineer-designed projects such as Motorized Walkers, Elastic Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Helicopters and Battletracks! An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level with performance tests, design challenges and modifications to individual and group based projects
Program is for ages 7-13.
Space is limited and RSVP is required.  Please call the library to RSVP.  Walk-ins will not be allowed.  

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

Bored and nothing to do this Summer on Thursday mornings?  No problem, just visit us at Kaimuki Library for some fun keiki art activities.  Each Thursday from June 7th to July 7th there will be fun art activities for little ones to enjoy.

This week: Rock Art – Rock it at Kaimuki Library!  Rolling Stones  in the library may be dangerous but decorating them with chalk isn’t.  Join us for a fun afternoon decorating stones with chalk.  Did you know that this is a more environmentally friendly way to paint stones?  Create some stones to take home and create some for our new Reading Garden, which will be located in front of our library! 

Please call for more information.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

The School of Rock movie poster

Come celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

When his band votes him out due to his embarrassing musical antics, Dewey has to make the rent somehow.  After intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, Dewey finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students.  Dewey decides to take on the music program and makes it his goal to teach them the gospel of rock and roll.  His ulterior motive is to get them to compete against his former band for a cash prize.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references.

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.

Join May Kealoha, RN, PhD, Nursing Professor at Kap’olani Community College and learn about plants available all around us for our healing! Learn how plants heal infection, prevent diabetes, and keep our bodies strong!  Plants used in la’au lapa’au and Hawaiian healing, will be highlighted.   Appropriate for ages 17+
Space is limited and RSVP is required.  Please call the library to RSVP.  Walk-ins will not be allowed.  

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and professor Kealoha.  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.

Wayne's World movie poster

Come celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Wayne and Garth have their own public access TV show.  A local station decides to hire them to do their show professionally.  Wayne meets and falls in love with Cassandra, a bass guitarist, who he helps by getting her career started by using his connections.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for crude humor.

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.

Bored and nothing to do this Summer on Thursday mornings?  No problem, just visit us at Kaimuki Library for some fun keiki art activities.  Each Thursday from June 7th to July 7th there will be fun art activities for little ones to enjoy.

This week: Musical Cup Shakers – Shake your way down to our library and create some fun musical instruments!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

Danilo Marrone playing the harmonica.

Enjoy the versatile sounds of the harmonica, or “mouth organ”, during this entertaining and informative one-hour program.  Suitable for all ages, Danilo Marrone will open your minds and ears to this much beloved instrument.

This program is in celebration of the 2018 Summer Reading Program and includes a performance and Q&A session.

Mahalo to the Friends of the Kaimuki Library for sponsoring this program!

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.   All supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

Bored and nothing to do this Summer on Thursday mornings?  No problem, just visit us at Kaimuki Library for some fun keiki art activities.  Each Thursday from June 7th to July 7th there will be fun art activities for little ones to enjoy.

This week: Bottle Cap Castanets – What do bottles and Flamenco dancers have in common?  Nothing really, but if you are feeling like dancing the Flamenco and cannot afford those cool castanets, you are in luck!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

Pochibukuro image

Japanese children frequently receive monetary gifts in little envelopes called “pochibukuro.”  The New Year’s pochibukuro is called “otoshidama.”  This pragmatic practice has other applications as well.  Learn to make 3 different, simple pochibukuro from found materials, then size them up for other purposes.  Examples of varied uses for these envelopes and other ways of creating them will be shared.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

All supplies will be provided for 6 envelopes.  Students may bring their own small, sharp pointed, thin blade scissors.

Seating and materials are limited.  Reservations are needed in order to participate.  You may reserve your spot either in person or by phone at the adult reference desk.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is open to teenagers and adults.

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.

 

Join our new Wednesday Coffee Hours which will be a monthly program for older adults.   At each Coffee Hour enjoy yummy treats and an informational program for adults.  Programs will vary month to month, but tasty treats will always be offered.

This month: Brain Fitness with HMSA – Optimal brain function is the result of physical support and mental stimulation. Learn several exercises to keep your brain healthy and improve your ability to think, reason, and solve problems..

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

Back to the Future Movie Poster

The 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! may be over, but the Rock & Roll fun continues at Sunday Afternoon at the Movies!

It’s the mid-80’s and Marty McFly is your average 17-year old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown.  Doc’s latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG.  Parental guidance is suggested; some material may not be suitable for children.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Please join us for our next book club meeting on Friday, August 10, when we will be discussing The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti.

“After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo to Olympus, Massachusetts.  There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death.  Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past–a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.  Both a coming of age story and a literary thriller, this novel explores what it means to be a hero, and the price we pay to protect the people we love most.” (from the Publisher)

This title is currently available in both print (regular and Large Type) and ebook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our bi-monthly book club meets in the Kaimuki Library Meeting Room on the ground level of the library.

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

 

Wonder Woman Poster

Diana, princess of the Amazons was trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.  Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes