ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

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.

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 visit our tech petting zoo.  At our zoo you will find a variety of technological equipment that you can touch and explore.  Come and learn about the different technologies that you can use to access our library resources. Bring your devices and library card or try ours out.  All information provided will just be an overview.  For one-on-one classes please see reference staff (these classes are on a first come first serve bases and limited to staff availability).

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.

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.

Books talk to your soul if you read the right books…Help your soul to find the right book by listening to our library book talks.   Librarians and book aficionado will be treating us to quick book talks from the newest and hottest titles to fascinating and engaging books that you need to check out.

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.

In honor of September 11th, come with your family to thank our First Responders on Sunday, September 9th!

Enjoy short presentations from our very own Honolulu Fire and Police Departments about what they do and tips to stay safe during an emergency.

Then, write and decorate a letter telling our First Responders how much we appreciate all their hard work. Let your creativity flow!

Stick around for the end, where we will present our letters to the Honolulu Fire and Police Departments.

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.

The Elder Kūpuna Care Ministry of New Hope Mānoa will be presenting a free Ti Leaf Lei Workshop.  Participants will have a chance to learn how to create a Ti Leaf Lei.  Supplies will be provided to create a Ti Leaf bracelet.  If participants desire, they will need their own supplies at home to finish their piece and create a full lei.

About the presenter: Penny Puaa, is Master Gardner, from New Hope Manoa.

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Space is Limited.  Please RSVP at the Kaimuki Library Reference Desk or please call the library to reserve your spot.  

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.

Are you spending more and more of your time tending to your older family member or close friend’s needs?  It may start with driving your mother to get groceries or helping to sort through bills. Later, you may find yourself taking time off work to help prepare meals or go with her to the doctor. As our loved ones age, its likely a matter of “when,” not “if,” they will need our help.

 

This workshop will help you understand how to start the conversation, form your care team, make a plan, know where to go for help and care for yourself in the midst of caring for your elder.  Please RSVP online or at the library.

 

About the presenter: Patricia Bemis, RN is an AARP volunteer and a family caregiver.

 

Co-sponsored by AARP Hawaii.

Please RSVP  online, by phone, or stop by the Reference Desk.  

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.

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.

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