Important Alert 1:  Pahala Public & School Library will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.

Important Alert 2:  Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area library users.

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.

Strands of flower leis

Join Master Gardener Pam Hinsdale to learn which plants commonly grown in Hawaii you should consider when creating your lei garden, and some of the growing conditions that help them thrive.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and the O’ahu Master Gardener Program, part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa.  This one hour program will be held in our ground floor Meeting Room.

Browse and borrow our books on growing Hawaiian flowers and plants, and lei customs in Hawaii as well!

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.

Justice League Movie Poster

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.

Location: Meeting Room

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

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.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone movie poster

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone book and in recognition of the story’s nomination as one of America’s 100 best loved books for The Great American Read, the Kaimuki Public Library will be hosting a free screening of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Location: Meeting Room

Light refreshments will be provided.  This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG for some scary moments and mild language.  More Harry Potter themed events will be held throughout the day in the library following the completion of the movie.

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.

The words "Mischief Managed" in black font on white background

Visit Kaimuki Library for an all-day Harry Potter extravaganza! Come for movie-watching, wand-making, trivia, scavenger hunts, and Harry Potter-themed coloring! Fill up on snacks, win prizes, and have fun!

 

Events:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Viewing at 10-12:30.

Ollivander’s Wand Shop at 1:30-2:30

Harry Potter Trivia (with a chance to win prizes!) from 3:30-4:30

Magical Scavenger Hunt from 1-4:30

Muggle Coloring from 1-4:30

Click here to see the Daily Prophet for further details.

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.

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.

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