Important Alert #1:  The Liliha Public Library will be closed for major renovations starting Saturday, November 24, 2018. For more information, click here.

Important Alert #2:  The Ewa Beach Public and School Library will be closed from Tuesday, December 25, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 due to an ongoing construction project on the Campbell High School campus.  Additionally, the library will have special hours on Monday, December 24th, from 10a.m. - 5p.m., and the public computers will be down in preparation for the power shutdown associated with the construction.  The library's book drop will be open throughout the closure period.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Ewa Beach library users.

 

Makawao Public Library

Address

1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, United States
808-573-8785

About

Welcome to the Makawao Public Library! Designed by architect Edwin Murayama, the library opened on Feb. 22, 1969. Our library provides services to the Makawao community as well as the Upcountry area of Haliimaile, Pukalani, Haiku and Kula. In 2014, our library celebrated 45 years of service!

Upcoming Events

picture of Santa Claus reading a green book

Santa Claus is coming . . . to the library!

Children of all ages are invited to Makawao Library to hear holiday stories read by Kris Kringle himself.  Santa will also be available for wish-whispering and picture-taking.  This free, 45-minute program is sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading every third Wednesday of each month. This month’s featured poet will be Sammy Crumbcakes. Sammy loves to be joyful and bring joy to the people around her. She started the blog Sammy Crumbcakes – Messages from God’s Pocket and writes poetry to heal the angry parts inside those who struggle toward heroism. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

goose holding storyboook

Bring your keiki to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts — just right for ages 5 and under!

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.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

paper crafting

Make a Happy New Year card and a pretty paper box for treats with crafter Cheryl Hamilton. All supplies will be provided. FREE!

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth.

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 club

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

classical guitar

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 and across the United States. Ian has been proclaimed by Classical Guitar as “a player of great depth and sensitivity”.

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.

 

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading every third Wednesday of each month. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

Maui Forest Birds

Learn about Maui’s rare and unique forest birds, their native habitat, and the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project’s initiatives during a one-hour multimedia presentation by ornithologist Laura Berthold.

Program is suitable for ages 11 and older.

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.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

Hopscotching between 1960s Italy and contemporary Hollywood, Jess Walter’s “Beautiful Ruins” is a novel about memory, nostalgia and ephemera.

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

Like so many of us, Lucinda Fleeson wanted to escape what had become a routine life. So, she quit her big-city job, sold her suburban house, and moved halfway across the world to the Hawaiian island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Imagine a one-hundred-acre garden estate nestled amid ocean cliffs, rain forests, and secluded coves. Exotic and beautiful, yes, but as Fleeson awakens to this sensual world, exploring the island’s food, beaches, and history, she encounters an endangered paradise- the Hawaii we don’t see in the tourist brochures.

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

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

While researching the book, Vaillant learned that the oral tradition surrounding The Golden Spruce is considered the property of various clans throughout the Pacific Northwest and requires permission to retell. Speaking about the challenge of writing a book where principal characters are absent or dead, Vaillant said, “Virtually everyone leaves a trail behind them in the form of tracks, objects, relationships, official documents, and the memories of others.”

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 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 22
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 86
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes