Kapolei Public Library

Address

1020 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
808-693-7050

About

Welcome to the Kapolei Public Library! Built on land provided to the state in trust by Campbell Estate, our library opened in August 2004. With more than 48,000 registered patrons and visitors, we often have the highest circulation figures among Oahu libraries. One of our most popular programs is Halloween “Fright Night” on Oct. 31!

Upcoming Events

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

Join us for play morning on Thursdays, November 01, 08, 15, and 29.  Our independent playtimes allow children access to a wide array of educational toys as well as provide a great atmosphere for them to meet and play with other children.  Our play mornings are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Storytimes will resume on December 03, 2018.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Stylized American flag containing photo collage of immigrants' faces

Kamana Mathur, Community Relations Officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will discuss:

· Immigration 101: How to get a green card (10:30 am-11:30 am)
· Naturalization and online filing demo (11:30 am-12:30 pm)
· Employment authorization cards for COFA nationals and other immigration issues (12:30 pm-1:00 pm)

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Niall de Burca

Experience storytelling at its finest!  Niall de Burca is one of Ireland’s most renown traditional storytellers.  He was raised in Galway and has been featured in theatre, radio, and at many storytelling festivals around the world.  He has performed and held workshops in several countries such as Poland, Argentina, Italy, and the Netherlands.

This 45-minute event, appropriate for ages 5 years and older, is made possible by the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Outreach College, Statewide Cultural Extension Program.  This program is funded by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the event.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Join us for a Saturday storytime presented by a special guest librarian.  This storytime will feature a songs and stories about colors.  A simple make-and-take craft will follow.  This program is free and recommended for the whole family.

Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact library staff at least 7 days before the program date.

Stacked color group photos of musical groups Kapolei Chorale and Pono Wahine Kane ‘Ukulele Ensemble

Enjoy your favorite holiday music with some hula and ukulele mixed in with a joint musical performance by Kapolei Chorale and Pono Wahine Kane ‘Ukulele Ensemble.  The groups will perform “Let It Snow,” “Rudolf, the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “O Holy Night,” “Mele Kalikimaka,” and many more seasonal pieces.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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.

Storytimes for preschool age children feature themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Most storytimes will be followed by a simple activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

December 03, 2018 through January 31, 2019.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

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

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

color image of front cover of the novel The Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss The Language 0f Threads: A Novel by Gail  Tsukiyama.

First-time attendees should register at the Fiction/Hawaiiana reference desk in person or by phone. On the meeting day, go to the building entrance on the parking-lot side at 6:20 p.m. to be admitted.

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.

 

 

Lani Moo and Calci

Join us for a fun holiday event featuring special guests, Lani Moo and Calci!  The Meadow Gold duo will offer a special storytime for families.  A picture taking opportunity and a make-and-take craft for keiki will follow this storytime.

This program is sponsored by Meadow Gold Dairies!

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact library staff at least 7 days before the program date.

 

color photo of 6 "pochibukuro" Japanese gift envelopes

Japanese children receive monetary gifts in little envelopes called “pochibukuro.” The New Year’s pochibukuro is called “otoshidama.” Eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura will show participants how to create pochibukuro from found materials. Examples of varied uses and adaptations for these envelopes will be shared.

Optional: Please bring your own small, sharp pointed, thin blade scissors. Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei.

Class size is limited to 15 participants (young adults or adults). RSVP required. Call 693-7050 to register.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Furoshiki

Help make the holiday season greener by practicing an eco-craft borrowed from the Japanese.  Learn to use a square fabric (furoshiki) to wrap a variety of gifts of different sizes and shapes.  The wrapper becomes part of the gift and can be reused later.  Examples of other uses of the furoshiki will also be shared.

This hour-long program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required.  Please call the library to register or sign-up in person at the Young Adult Reference Desk located on the first floor.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Santa and Elf - Kapolei

Bring your cameras!

Join us for free picture-taking with Santa and his Elf!  Tickets for picture-taking will be distributed at 5:30 p.m.  Picture-taking will start at 6:00 p.m.  Simple activities and crafts for keiki will be provided in the Children’s Room.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

symbolic landlord-tenant image consisting of a key silhouette above a line-drawing house held in a upturned hand

Find out about a free community resource, Early Access Mediation. Learn how trained mediators can help you talk through any issue that could come between a landlord and tenant and come to a customized solution that benefits everyone involved. Discover an informal and confidential way to avoid lawsuits, eviction, and associated costs.

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 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 99
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 5
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 44
Magazines 66
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes