Manoa Public Library

Address

2716 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
808-988-0459
Photo of Manoa branch building

About

Welcome to the Manoa Public Library! Designed by architect Gary Kawakami of Architecture Plus, Inc., and built by Allied Pacific Builders on the site of the original library, our $10.3 million replacement library opened on June 9, 2012. Our environmentally-friendly library features free Wi-Fi, computer laptop area, separate programming room, photovoltaic solar panels, high-efficiency air-conditioning system, and covered parking for cars and bicycles. In 2013, Manoa Public Library was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.


Upcoming events at this branch

poster for the barbie movie

Did you miss the viewing or want to re-watch it during the summer break? Come and watch one of last year’s popular movies: Barbie! Bring a small snack and water to enjoy during the film.

Screening is free and the movie is rated PG-13, the movie’s runtime is 114 minutes.

Children and teens under 13 must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

crochet project surrounding by yarn skeins and crochet hook with scissor

Want to pick up crochet during the summer? Join the Mānoa Public Library’s YA Librarian for a beginner’s workshop on the craft. Learn basic information on crochet, how to start a project, stitches and finish the last loop.

This workshop has an availability of 10 slots and is open to all ages, however, priority will be given to teens (12 years old to 17 years old). Any participant outside the age range will be put on a waitlist and will be contacted for available slots. Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver but will be counted for one slot. Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own yarn and crochet hook.

RSVP is required, please sign up below on our website.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

"Year of the Forest Birds" logo

2024 is officially Ka Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele (Year of the Forest Birds). A specialist from the American Bird Conservancy Hawai‘i Program will share information about Hawai‘i’s birds, the threats they face, and efforts to resist extinction. The interactive program will also allow you to hear the different birdsongs, watch a brief documentary featuring hula and other practices related to forest birds, take a virtual field trip to a conservation center, and view some creative clips of a youth video challenge on forest birds. Stickers and activity sheets will be offered.

This free one-hour event is suitable for ages 5 and older.

For a complete schedule of “Year of the Forest Birds” programs, view our online events calendar.


Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

photo of three crocheted flower coasters with yarn and crochet hook

Join the Mānoa Public Library’s YA Librarian workshop on crocheting your own flower coaster for the summer break. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, but they will be provided.

Workshop is recommended for intermediate crocheters who are familiar with the basic stitches of crochet.

RSVP is required, please sign up below on our website.

This workshop has an availability of 10 slots and is open to all ages, however, priority will be given to teens (12 years old to 17 years old). Any participant outside the age range will be put on a waitlist and will be contacted for available slots. Children under 8 must be accompanied by parent/caregiver but will be counted for one slot.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

Members of Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band

Musician and early education specialist, Wayne Watkins and his Howling Dog Band are known for their fun, educational, and entertaining programs.  Get ready to laugh, dance, and sing along in this high-energy event.

Since 2010, Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band has been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals, creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make children and their grownups want to dance and sing along.

Suitable for all ages! Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Mānoa Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

photograph of dry clayed letter A, charm, octopus, fruits, mushroom, apple and other clay tools

Want something to remind you about this year’s summer? Join the Mānoa Public Library’s YA Librarian for a dry clay workshop. Come and design a small charm or sculpture (3 x 3 x 3 inches) using dry clay.

You are welcome to bring your own supplies, but they will be provided while supplies last. No paints or painting will be done during the workshop.

Recommended to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty with clay.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

crochet project surrounding by yarn skeins and crochet hook with scissor

Want to pick up crochet during the summer? Join the Mānoa Public Library’s YA Librarian for a beginner’s workshop on the craft. Learn basic information on crochet, how to start a project, stitches and finish the last loop.

This workshop has an availability of 10 slots and is open to all ages, however, priority will be given to teens (12 years old to 17 years old). Any participant outside the age range will be put on a waitlist and will be contacted for available slots. Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver but will be counted for one slot. Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own yarn and crochet hook.

RSVP is required, please sign up below on our website.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

picture of consoles and game controllers with a game scene of a pixelated character and monsters

Looking for something to do during the summer? You are invited to challenge the YA librarian on Video Games Day! Bring a friend or a family member to come to hang out and socialize with others while playing some video games. Compete or work alongside other players.

Most of the games can allow up to 4 players. Be ready to take turns and share.

You are welcome to bring your own devices and games to hang out in the room, too!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by a guardian/caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

poster for the film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Did you miss the viewing or want to re-watch it? Come watch the well-loved sequel of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood superhero in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse! Bring a small snack and water to enjoy during the film.

Screening is free and the movie is rated PG and the movie runtime is 140 minutes.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

mesh crocheted bag carrying a phone with yarn and crochet hook

Thinking of crocheting a bag, cardigan or blanket? Join the Mānoa Public Library’s YA Librarian for a crochet workshop on learning the mesh pattern. Workshop will also go over how to start each project with tips and tricks. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, but they will be provided.

Recommended for beginning to intermediate crocheters who are familiar and have experience with the basic stitches.

RSVP is required, please sign up below on our website.

This workshop has an availability of 10 slots and is open to all ages, however, priority will be given to teens (12 years old to 17 years old). Any participant outside the age range will be put on a waitlist and will be contacted for available slots. Children under 8 must be accompanied by parent/caregiver but will be counted for one slot.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 45
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 18
Magazines 30
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.