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 at this branch

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the second Tuesday and 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.

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.

 

 

A Dog's Journey

Please join us for a FREE movie!

Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan and Ethan’s wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through many lives filled with love, friendship, and devotion. Rated PG.

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

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  • November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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

 

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

Community Forum

During this free community forum, Kurt Butler will give a presentation on the pros and cons of alternative medicine and then lead a group discussion on the topic. Mr. Butler holds a Master of Science degree in  nutrition. He is a past president of Quackery Action Council, a consumer-protection group, and is the author of several books and articles debunking alternative medicine.

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

 

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  • November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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The poets in Maui Live Poets Society read both the work of other poets and their own wildly creative work.

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

 

Poetry Readings

The Maui Live Poets Society presents featured poet Priscilla Sanders. Priscilla’s rule-bending music and lyrics range from the deeply personal to the absurdly funny. She has a background in stand-up comedy, improv, and acting. Imagine Joni Mitchell meets Carol Burnett!

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

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the second Tuesday and 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.

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.

 

 

Chess club
  • December 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 3, 2020

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On the first Monday of every month, all ages and levels are invited to play chess in a relaxed supportive atmosphere.

 

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

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our book discussion!

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

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 second Tuesday and 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.

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.

 

 

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