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

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.

female clown holding two hula hoops

Children ages 3 and up are invited to Makawao Public Library for a morning of magic, balloon art, and hula hoop fun with Cirque Jolie.   This interactive Saturday program — full of delightful color and movement — is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.

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. 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

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

 

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.

 

 

man with umbrella standing on beach with cards flying all around

Be amused and amazed at Brenton Keith’s high-energy comedy and magic!

This free program for all ages is sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

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. 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

Chess club
  • August 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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!

Tadaima! I Am Home unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. In the telling, the common Japanese greeting “tadaima!” takes on a perplexing meaning. What is home? Where most immigrants either establish roots in a new place or return to their place of origin, the Miwa family became transnational. With one foot in Japan, the other in America, they attempted to build lives in both countries. In the process, they faced the challenges of internment, a civilian prisoner exchange, the atomic bomb, and the loss of their holdings on both sides of the Pacific.

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.

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  • August 21, 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.

 

Book titles of author Stephen King

Join Barry Wurst II, a University of Hawaii Maui College film instructor, as he explores the literary works of author Stephen King and the film adaptations that resulted.  Wurst will emphasize key works, discuss the lesser known works of King and provide perspective on the contrast of his written works with the various Hollywood versions. Barry Wurst II grew up in Makawao and is the founder of the Hawaii Film Critics Society.

Stephen King is a prolific American author best known for his works of supernatural fiction, horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies. He has won numerous awards and many of his works have been made into movies.

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

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our book discussion!

In the bestselling tradition of Hidden Figures and The Wives of Los Alamos, comes this riveting novel of the everyday people who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

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