Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422
Photo of Kaimuki branch building

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

Bear with books on head

Join us for a Summer filled with moʻolelo inspired stories, dancing, and a small craft.  Appropriate for ages 3+

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

 

Hanafuda Na Pua Event

Join us for a presentation by Helen Nakano, founder of Hanafuda Hawaiʻi and her Sensei’s on Understanding Hawaiian Culture through Hanafuda followed by hands-on small group instruction.  Learn about native Hawaiian plants, both endemic and indigenous plants while having fun playing with Nā Pua Cards.  Due to the versatility of the playing style, attendees will be able to learn the Hawaiʻi style, while also being able to play the traditional Japanese way.

Pre-registration for this program is advised due to limited seating.  Please contact the Kaimukī Public Library at (808)733-8422 or come in-person at the Reference Desk to register. If you had previously attended the Hanafuda Sharing Treasure Program, we would like to ask if you could please allow others the chance to attend this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible.  Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.  All programs are subject to change.  See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

For those interested, Hanafuda packs will be available for purchase after the program.  We would like to thank the Friends of Kaimukī Public Library for their assistance with this program.

 

Lilo & Stitch movie poster

Location: Meeting Room

Join us to watch the Disney classic Hawaii movie Lilo & Stitch!

The result of an illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626, is so horrifyingly hostile that it’s been locked up by its inventors.  It escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch.  As Stitch becomes part of Lilo’s unusual family life, Lilo’s innocence and the aloha spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rated this movie PG.  Parental guidance is suggested.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 

Mahalo to the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Bear with books on head

Join us for a Summer filled with moʻolelo inspired stories, dancing, and a small craft.  Appropriate for ages 3+

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

 

Bear with books on head

Join us for a Summer filled with moʻolelo inspired stories, dancing, and a small craft.  Appropriate for ages 3+

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

 

Danilo Marrone playing the harmonica

Enjoy the melodious sounds of a fascinating instrument, the harmonica or “mouth organ”, during this entertaining and informative program. Danilo Marrone will treat your ears, hearts and minds to this beloved instrument, which can be played and heard in all genres of music. Please join us for this performance and Q & A session. Registration is not required.

Mahalo to the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Bear with books on head

Join us for a Summer filled with moʻolelo inspired stories, dancing, and a small craft.  Appropriate for ages 3+

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

 

Photos of various types of butterflies.

Join us for some fun with Lei ʻIlima Club as we learn about some of our fascinating pollinators and create butterfly clips as well as honeybee bookmarks.  All materials will be provided free of charge.

Registration for this program is advised, as seating is limited.  Please pre-register at least one week in advance, to do so you may contact the Kaimukī Public Library at (808)733-8422 or come in person at the Adult Reference Desk to register.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Bet you didn’t know that pollinators also include Hymenoptera (bees, wasps), flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, mosquitos, wind water, birds, and even some shrimp!   Attend the program to learn more cool facts and to create your own pollinator!

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.  All programs are subject to change.  See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Photo of Umi kai, 'Ōlohe Lua of Pā Kuʻi a Lua.

Learn about the art of lua, the ancient Hawaiian martial arts from ʻŌlohe lua Umi Kai, a master practitioner of the traditional Hawaiian martial arts and an ʻŌlohe lua of Pā Kuʻi a Lua.

Umi Kai is a respected cultural practitioner and artisan reknown for his work and those he does with his wife on Hawaiian implements, creating objects such as mea kaua or traditional Hawaiian weapons, makau (fishhooks), and more while utilizing natural Hawaiian materials and techniques to create them.   This special presentation on the sacred art form of lua is seldom talked about and would be great for many wanting to learn more about the Hawaiian culture, or Hawaiian martial arts. This presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer Segment.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible.  Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.  All programs are subject to change.  See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

The Neverending Story movie poster

Location: Meeting Room

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the timeless classic The NeverEnding Story!

An unhappy young boy discovers a book about a mystical land. When he becomes engrossed in the story of this land, which is about to be destroyed by the evil force of Nothingness, he finds himself entering this world, where he helps to save it.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rated this movie PG.  Parental guidance is suggested.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Mahalo to the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library for sponsoring this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

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

In State holiday observance of King Kamehameha I Day, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.