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

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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 Midnight Iris. Iris is a Maui poet whose writings are inspired by young love! Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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

 

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.

Uncle Wayne

Celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories” with Maui’s own Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band!  Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time! For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii.  He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.  Program is 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.

Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Jeff Peterson will perform guitar tunes that celebrate Polynesian navigation, the Haleakalā mountain, the Aurora Borealis, and play original music including “Hawaiian Skies” from “The Descendants” film soundtrack. Jeff will also share stories of this grandfather who was a lecturer at the Bishop Museum Planetarium.

Jeff was born on Maui and introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father on the Haleakalā Ranch. He has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with nine Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our book discussion!

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts is a book written by Chinese American author Maxine Hong Kingston and published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1976. The book blends autobiography with what Kingston purports to be old Chinese folktales, although several scholars have questioned the accuracy and authenticity of these folktales.

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.

Green alien in flying saucer

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Attendees will learn to create a three-dimensional mask using paper and glue. Each participant will complete a mask that they can hang on their wall, wear to party, or just for fun! Supplies will be provided. The session will last from one to two hours and is suitable for ages 8+.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Workshop is limited to only 20 participantsCall or visit the library to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

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  • July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
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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.

 

Family Movie Night

Join us for a FREE movie showing!

Moana is the first Disney film that was re-recorded in Hawaiian.

The movie stars Cravalho, UH Manoa student Christopher Kaipulaumakaniolono Baker as Maui, Waianae’s Nicole Scherzinger as Sina and 24 locally cast olelo Hawaii speaking actors and singers. 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

 

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