Nanakuli Public Library

Address

89-070 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792, United States
808-668-5844

About

Welcome to the Nānākuli Public Library! The new Nānākuli Public Library is located at 89-070 Farrington Highway on a 3-acre site next to Nānāikapono Elementary School. Designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International, the library serves the communities of Nānākuli and Māili and features a Hawaiian village theme with meeting rooms and a separate outdoor program area. The new library officially opened its doors on April 14, 2018.

Learn more about the history behind the creation and construction of our newest branch.


Upcoming events at this branch

goose holding storyboook

Keiki and their ʻOhana are invited to Nānākuli Public Library’s Storytime for themed stories, singing songs, and a make and take craft.  Storytime is suitable for age 3 to 5 and their families. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Minecraft game logo

Come play Minecraft with other crafters on a vanilla survival server on a quest to kill all the bosses and make a mini community. No greifing, trolling, or bullying.

Bring your own device or computer. You must own Minecraft PE, Windows 10, or java edition with a Microsoft OS to play on the server. For ages 11 and older.

All all programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

three red and pink origami tulips

Fun for the whole family! Keiki will be instructed on how to make easy, pre-folded origami boxes. Adults will be taught how to fold origami tulips. Supplies will be provided.

All all programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Join us for a special screening of the movie: The House with a Clock in Its Walls. In this magical movie, a young orphan is initiated into a world of magic and mayhem by his eccentric warlock uncle and a matronly witch. He uses his newfound magical abilities to help them defeat the forces of evil that threaten to destroy his  new home.

Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy during the movie. This program is open  to children and their families. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

All all programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings
  • March 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Contact: 808-668-5844

Keiki and their Ohana are invited to Nānākuli’s Playtime to play, build skills, and meet friends.

Playtime is suitable for age 3 to 5 and their adult caregivers. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

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.

Various tabletop games

Fun for the whole family! Join us for table top gaming including giant Jenga, checkers, and Yatzee; classics such as Life and Battleship; and some new games.

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.

 

Photo of book wreath craft

Create a decorative wreath for your home using upcycled, old books. This program is open to all ages.

All all programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

First anniversary text with confetti

The community is invited to the Library’s first birthday celebration! The free event will include:

  • Congratulatory remarks from State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, architect Glen Miura, and Kapi‘olani Baber, Executive Director of the Nānākuli Housing Corporation.
  • A special performance by the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre!
  • Cake and other refreshments will be provided, while supplies last.

Celebration event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nānākuli Public Library. The Hawai‘i Opera Theatre performance is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding 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. For a schedule of upcoming library programs, visit librarieshawaii.org/events

Sketch of Nanakuli Public Library surrounded by mountains with a hawk soaring above

Please join us for a special event for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate our first birthday with a series of events to include a performance by Hula Halau Kekaikuihala ; Cake & Refreshments; and a Keiki Activity Fair. Participants in the Keiki Activity Fair will receive a prize!

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.

Computer stations on a table

Join us for a series of the computer classes for beginners wanting to learn the basics of how to operate and efficiently use a windows computer. In Computer Basics: Introduction to the Computer, students will learn how to operate the different parts of a computer and learn about their basic functions. In Computer Basics: Introduction to Windows, instructors will give hands on lessons on using Windows and the desktop. The Computer Basics series will end with an open lab session where students can ask instructors questions and get more practice.  A valid library card is required. Contact the reference desk to sign up.

Classes are held on Monday’s from 6:30pm-7:30pm
April 15th – Computer Basics: Intro to the Computer
April 22nd – Computer Basics: Intro to Windows
April 29th– Open Computer Lab

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the event.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 50
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 32
Magazines 16
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes