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

Enjoy the challenging game of chess every Thursday at the library!  First come, first serve for chess sets and boards provided by Kaimuki Public Library.  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 8 and up with a current and valid library card.  Please see the adult reference desk for more information and how to participate.

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.

Female hula dancer

E huli makou: Let’s turn! We who are dancing.

Adults are invited to attend a hula session for beginners.  The class will provide simple lessons on the various hula movements.  No experience needed.  Learn Hawaiian words and sing along.  Optional: bring your guitars or ukelele if you have one.

Mahalo, to May Kealoha , Penny Puaa, and the Elder Kūpuna Care Ministry of New Hope Mānoa for co-sponsoring this program.

REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED.  Space is Limited.  Please RSVP at the Library’s Reference Desk or call 733-8422 to reserve a spot.  

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

Join us on Friday, October 19 when we will meet to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  This is another title featured on PBS’s The Great American Read and is Wilde’s only novel.  In this celebrated work, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late 19th-century England.  Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into the life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world.

This title is available in print, audiobook, ebook and e-audiobook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our book club meets monthly in our downstairs meeting room, but 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.

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Come visit us on Sunday mornings for a fun-filled Storytime! Enjoy our weekly themed books and crafts. We’ll also sing your favorite children’s songs, new and old! Your child will gain early literacy skills, break out of their shell, and have fun!

Appropriate for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome!

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Black Panther movie poster

King T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader.  However, T’Challa finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country.  When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

Location: Meeting Room

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.

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

Our November book club pick will be Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  Join us as we discuss this New York Times bestseller which is soon to be a major motion picture.  “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . the only way to survive is to open your heart.” (From the Publisher)

This title is available in print (regular and large type), ebook and e-audiobook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our book club meets monthly in our downstairs meeting room, but 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.

Wayne Watkins and Howling Dog Band

Let our local celebrity Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band entertain you and your keiki as they sing, jump, and groove around Kaimuki Library!

Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog band is sure to bring a smile to your face as they play live music, interact with the audience, and lead us in well-known children’s music. Uncle Wayne is known all across Hawai’i as being an excellent entertainer for children and families. His band has played for large crowds all across the Hawaiian Islands.

Appropriate for children of all ages!

Star Wars The Last Jedi movie poster

The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure.  Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

Location: Meeting Room

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

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.

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.

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