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

Puzzle Pieces

Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles in your spare time?  If you do, Kaimuki Public Library may just have the puzzle for you!  A limited supply of puzzles are available to borrow for teens and adults at the Adult Reference Desk on a first come, first serve basis during library hours, excluding Saturdays and state holidays.  Donations of puzzles are always welcome.  For more information about the program and how to donate, please inquire at the Adult Reference Desk.

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.

Chess pieces picture

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.

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.

Crazy Rich Asians movie poster

A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore.  Excited about visiting Asia for the first time, but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.  It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.

Location: Meeting Room

This film is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.

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.

Cat in the hat

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by visiting Kaimuki Public Library! Mr. Kneel will rap, beatbox, and sing Dr. Seuss classics to entertain you and your child!

Mr. Kneel is Neil McIntyre, an award winning Hip Hop musician and educator, with over twenty years of experience on stage and in the classroom. He is a former inner-city teacher who went on to perform for a much larger audience in 43 of the United States and 6 provinces abroad!

Mr. Kneel has inspired tens of thousands of kids with his uplifting message of character and self-respect.

 

Mahalo to the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library for sponsoring this program!

Book Club

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, working—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.

But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways…

This title is available in print (hardcover, paperback, 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.

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.

colored pencils and coloring sheet

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.  Choose from a variety of coloring sheets and colored pencils or feel free to bring your own!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and is suitable for Adults and young adults ages 17+.

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.

Guitarist Ian O'Sullivan

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of O’ahu.  Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed internationally as well as throughout the United States including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.  In 2013, Ian released his first solo album “Born and Raised,” featuring his original compositions written for specific places and stories from the North Shore of O’ahu.

Location: Adult Reading Room

This program is produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and is made possible by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and a grant from the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and Arts and the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawai’i.

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.

Learn about the rich cultural history of kapa making (bark cloth made from the paper mulberry tree) with Dalani Tanahy.  Dalani will be sharing her ike (knowledge or wisdom) of Hawaiian Kapa making.  Come and join us to learn more about this beautiful Hawaiian craft.

Dalani Tanahy is an accomplished kapa artist with over 20 years of experience. When Dalani is not creating her kapa pieces she can be found tending her garden of plants, which she harvests for her kapa pieces; or she can be found teaching or sharing her knowledge with anyone interested in learning.

Mahalo to our Kaimuki Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring this program!

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.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Location: Meeting Room

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

Bagpipers on beach

Get ready for the Highland Games in April by joining us at Kaimuki Library for an afternoon program about bagpipes.  Learn a little bit about this curious instrument, its music, and its history.  Also, sit back and enjoy listening to the music of Celtic Kula Pipe Band of Hawaii who will delight us with their airy tunes.

Mahalo to our Kaimuki Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring this program!

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.

Two leis: one red and one yellow

Learn how to make lei that require no refrigeration–perfect for Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays and other celebrations!  Volunteers from our very own Friends of the Kaimuki Library will demonstrate how to make yarn lei using long lash yarn.  Participants will make and take home a yarn lei; all supplies will be provided.

Please pre-register at the Kaimuki Public Library Reference Desk to participate as attendance is limited to 20 participants.  This program will be held in our downstairs Meeting Room and is recommended for adults and children ages 12+ with an accompanying adult.

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.

colored pencils and coloring sheet

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.  Choose from a variety of coloring sheets and colored pencils or feel free to bring your own!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and is suitable for Adults and young adults ages 17+.

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.

Book Club

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. Cromwell helps Henry break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

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

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.

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie poster

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.

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.

Mission Impossible Fallout Movie Poster

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Location: Meeting Room

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.

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