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

Come one, come all to Kaimuki Public Library’s Sunday Family Storytime & Craft program! Enjoy epic and imaginative tales, help with felt board stories, and learn rhymes. Feeling crafty? Every Storytime is followed by a Make & Take craft. Not in an artistic mood? Sprawl on our colorful alphabet carpet and enjoy puzzles, our collection of in-house pop-up books, or grab your favorite books and read to your heart’s content!

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.

Arrival movie poster

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate.  As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.  This movie screening is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and will be held in the ground floor meeting room and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Program 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.

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room on the first Monday of the month this fall (beginning in October).  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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our next book club meeting on Friday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. where we will discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  This bestseller recounts the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.  This book is available in print, audiobook, ebook and eAudiobook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

December Meeting: Friday, December 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m.  For this meeting, we will discuss The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood.  Written by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle, this is a story about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature.  Available in print or ebook formats.

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.

 

Closet organizing tips from HAPO

Representatives of the Hawaii Association of Professional Organizers want to help you learn: How to tackle a closet, where to begin when it all seems too much, common pitfalls and more!  This free, one-hour program will include time for Q & A.

Location: downstairs Meeting Room

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and is suitable for Adults and Children, ages 12+ with an accompanying adult.

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.

Lisa Whang Shirai, DDS

How do diet and medications affect dental health in adults?  Lisa Whang Shirai, DDS will be answering these and other important dental questions at the library.  Following her presentation, audience members will have an opportunity to ask follow up questions relating to dental health for adults.  This free 30-minute program will held in the library’s meeting room (ground floor).

Dr. Lisa Whang Shirai is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Physiology.  She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).  She did a two year General Practice Residency at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood in Missouri and received a residency certificate.

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.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

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

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Poster

As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most.  It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Parental guidance is suggested.  This movie is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground floor)

Program schedule is subject to change.  Please contact the library at least 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 No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes