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 at this branch

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 children, 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.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all request for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Chess pieces picture

Enjoy the challenging game of chess every Thursday in 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.  Players will be responsible for making their own arrangements with other players and setting up their own matches.  For ages 8 and up with a current and valid library card.   Please see the Adult Reference Desk for more information.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit logo

This traveling photographic exhibit will be visiting Kaimuki Library for the month of October.  The exhibit highlights the initial immigration of the Issei, first generation of Japanese immigrants, in the late 1800s to modern day Hawai’i, showing how the Nikkei (overseas Japanese) in Hawai’i have merged their Japanese cultural values with the blend of cultures in Hawai’i.

At the core of the exhibit is the story of the Nisei (second generation) who served in the US armed forces in World War II. The exhibit also depicts the post war accomplishments of the Nisei in Hawai’i. Prominent Japanese Americans from Hawai’i are displayed along with the prefectures in Japan that their ancestors emigrated from.

The intent of the exhibit is to educate people on the story of Hawaii’s Nikkei and to promote goodwill and cross-cultural values between Japan and the United States.

The exhibit will be on display from October 1st to October 31st and may be viewed during the library’s business hours.  Also stay tuned for a scheduled walking tour of the exhibit.  See staff or call for more information.

Mahalo, to the Nisei Veterans Legacy group, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii for generously sharing their exhibit with our library.

Craft Supplies

Get ready AGAIN to de-clutter your closets, organizers, and craft rooms by participating in our craft supply swap.  Enjoy light refreshments and a door prize drawing.

  • RSVP by October 11th
  • Drop off your trade items by Monday, October 14th.
  • For more information review the rules. See staff for a copy of our rules.

RSVP Required.  Please RSVP at the Reference Desk or call 733-8422.

 All program schedules 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.

 

Story Time Bear on green grass with background flowers, palm trees, and ocean
  • October 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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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.

 

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

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

A Quiet Place Movie Poster

Enjoy an afternoon movie!  A powerful and evil force threatens to attack a family whenever they make a noise, causing them to plunge into lives of silence.  Any move they make, they live with the terrifying threat of being ambushed at any moment.  With their existence on the line, they will need to develop a plan to escape their perilous circumstances.  The question is whether or not time has already run out on their aspirations to lead normal lives.

Location: Meeting Room

This 90-minute movie is rated PG-13 and is suitable for viewers ages 13 and older.  This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Test your knowledge with our monthly giant crossword puzzle.  Every month we will post a new crossword puzzle that anyone can contribute to.  Worried about making mistakes, no problem, we provide pencils with erasers.  Additionally, this is simply for fun, so come and join our fact sleuthing.  Please see reference staff for more information.

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.

Illustration of brain lifting weights

It’s never too late to take charge of your brain health!  In this interactive session, you will learn about the five pillars of a brain healthy lifestyle, share your brain-boosting activities and be inspired by others.  Speaker: Gary Hanagami, AARP Volunteer Speaker

Location: Adult Reading Room

This workshop will be facilitated by an AARP volunteer speaker.  No individual advice will be given and no products or services will be promoted or sold.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Ever wanted to write a novel or try to write one in one month for fun?  Join thousands of writers around the world during National Novel Writing Month in this fun goal.  Kaimuki Library will be joining in and providing a cool and comfortable space to write for a few hours on two separate days, one in the evening and one on an afternoon.

Tuesday, Nov 5th – 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, Nov 17th –  12:00pm to 3:00pm

Participants are encouraged to potluck.  Library will provide water and coffee to fuel your minds.  There will even be a fun door prize.

LEGOs with text
  • November 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come build your own masterpiece with our LEGOs! Either follow a themed challenge, or let your imagination run wild!

LEGO Club meets first Wednesday of every month.

 

*For kids ages Kindergarten-5th grade.

**All materials must stay in the library.

 

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

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 7 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