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 poets in Maui Live Poets Society read both the work of other poets and their own wildly creative work. This month’s featured poet will be Melinda Gohn.

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
  • September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.

Day of Peace

Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Please join us!

1:30 – 2:00 Peace Stories with Aunty Betsy (for ages 5+)

2:00 – 3:00 Make origami peace cranes and origami peace puppies

3:00 – 4:00 Presentation and talk story with Stephen Miwa, whose father is an A-bomb survivor,  and Tom Coffman, who wrote the book Tadaima! about the Miwa family.

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

 

Peace in the Pacific

Meet Helen Jaccard, see the film “Making Waves, Rebirth of the Golden Rule”, and discuss “The Peace in the Pacific Voyage: how we can reduce the possibility of nuclear war.”

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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Madhuri Vijay is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Far Field. Join her for an author talk and book reading, followed by Q and A, and book signing.

Ms. Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore, India. She holds a MFA degree from Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. The Far Field is her first novel.

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
  • September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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 book discussion!

In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Shalini is brought face to face with Kashmir’s politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Shalini finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love.

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
  • October 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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.

 

 

Sacred Sound Journey

Join Wes Hada, Sarah Thom, and Rasa Priya for an evening of sacred music from around the world, along with a guided meditation. During this free 90 minute concert Wes, Sarah, and Rasa will be playing a variety of instruments including didgeridoo, sarod, guitar, gongs, and crystal bowls.

Participants many want to bring a mat or cushion to lie or sit on. 

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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  • October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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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

 

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