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

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie poster

Bilbo Baggins continues on his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images.

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.

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

During the month of January, our Sunday Family Storytime will be on a break.  Please join us beginning Sunday, February 4, 2018 for 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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our next book club meeting where we will discuss The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.  This “debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend.  The first of two books, this novel blends fantasy, history and a modern sensibility.  Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast and enchanting romance will dazzle fans of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.” (from the Publisher) This book is available in print 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.

In April, our book club pick will be Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  This title is available in print, audiobook and ebook formats.

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.

 

Clear Englebert

Best-selling author Clear Englebert will present “Bedroom Feng Shui,” a free informational program based on his book of the same title.  Englebert, author of bestsellers “Feng Shui Demystified” and “Feng Shui for Hawaii,” will address various details of Feng Shui that help a bedroom support sound sleep such as color, texture, lighting and artwork.  This one-hour program is suitable for ages 18 and older and will include a question-and-answer session.  Copies of Englebert’s books will be available for sale after the program with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library.

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.

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room on the second Monday of the month this winter (beginning January, 2018).  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.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie poster

The epic conclusion of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins.  Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.  Engraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Laketown.  Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

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.

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

 

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