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

tree with colorful leaves

Children 11 and under are invited to Makawao Library for a colorful celebration of gratitude with local art teacher Chelsea Toia-Vaas.  In this hands-on workshop, kids will learn to create expressive trees of thanks using acrylic paints and a simple pointillism technique.  All materials will be provided at this free program sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

NOTE:  There is room for 20 participants.  Please arrive early for a place in the class.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Forest Birds

Learn about Maui’s rare and unique forest birds during a free multimedia presentation by Laura Berthold. Many of Maui’s forest birds are found nowhere else in the world! Learn about these birds, their native habitat, and the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project’s initiatives to help them through this one-hour presentation.

Laura Berthold is an ornithologist who has worked for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project since 2009.

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.

 

Muolaulani hula dancers

Muolaulani is a contemporary Hawaiian dance company showcasing hula at its highest art form. They are noted for their innovative presentations. Artistic Director and Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang brings to the stage Hawaiian rituals, myths, and legends with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawai’i and its rich culture. Muolaulani performers have been trained through the dance school Halau Hula No‘eau in the style called hula ku‘i – a descriptive dance style which blends traditional hula with western idioms.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture  and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Tall beast dances with Beauty in a yellow dress

In this 2017 musical fantasy, an independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s exterior and recognize the kind heart and soul of the prince he is inside.

Rated PG. 129 minutes.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

goose holding storyboook

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.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

photos with Santa

Maui Friends of the Library (MFOL) will be holding a used book sale outside the library to go along with Makawao Town’s Christmas Celebration. Bring your keiki for photos with Santa, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and a free book while supplies last!

Drop-in Holiday Crafts will be done inside the library from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. All supplies provided.

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.

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.

 

 

Opera express

In this retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf is a central character that embarks on a quest to understand his true nature and the importance of following one’s heart.

HTC Education and HOT Opera Express brings a new twist to an old tale, while introducing a new generation to the magic and grandeur of opera music.

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 monthly book discussion!

This month’s book is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. The Paris Wife is a 2011 novel by Paula McLain which became a New York Times Bestseller. The Paris wife is a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives.

Copies are available at the branch.

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.

Monday movie

Join us for Monday Movie Night!

Refusing to give up her belief in Santa Claus, a child, Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell), discovers a hurt reindeer in the woods, which she believes to be Prancer. With the help of a sympathetic veterinarian (Abe Vigoda), Jessica takes care of the wounded creature. It’s supposed to be a secret, but eventually a store Santa Claus (Michael Constantine), the girl’s dad (Sam Elliott) and the entire town find out about Prancer, leading to big problems for Jessica and her family. Rated G

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.

 

Two harpists on grass lawn

Join harpists Lily Swan & Crissy Palmieri in a magical holiday music performance! This one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over. This month’s meeting will include poetry and music with featured poet Mary Anne Anderson.

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.

 

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.

 

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

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