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

Drawing of King Kalakaua

Between 1880-1887, 18 Hawaiians were selected and funded by the Hawaiian Kingdom government to participate in the Hawaiian Youth Student Abroad program, an educational and diplomatic program designed to train future leaders of Hawaiʻi.  After 126 years, the Native Hawaiian Student Services has “restarted” that program which allowed students to travel and create research posters about the original members of the Hawaiian Youth Abroad Program. Nānakuli Public Library invites you to come and learn about some of the Hawaiians who traveled the world in the 19th centruy with student posters featuring:

Liholiho * Kamāmalu * Boki * Liliha * Kekūanāoʻa * James Young Kanehoa Timoteo Haʻalilio * Alexander Liholiho * Lota Kapuaiwa * Emma Kalākaua * Curtis Iaukea * Henry Poor * Kapiʻolani * Liliʻuokalani * Pauahi Kaiʻulani * Kawānanakoa * Kūhio * Matthew Makalua Abraham St. Chad Piʻianaiʻa * Joseph Kamauoha * Robert Wilcox *

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

Drawing of King Kalakaua

Between 1880-1887, 18 Hawaiians were selected and funded by the Hawaiian Kingdom government to participate in the Hawaiian Youth Student Abroad program, an educational and diplomatic program designed to train future leaders of Hawaiʻi.  After 126 years, the Native Hawaiian Student Services has “restarted” that program which allowed students to travel and create research posters about the original members of the Hawaiian Youth Abroad Program. Nānakuli Public Library invites you to come and learn about some of the Hawaiians who traveled the world in the 19th centruy with student posters featuring:

Liholiho * Kamāmalu * Boki * Liliha * Kekūanāoʻa * James Young Kanehoa Timoteo Haʻalilio * Alexander Liholiho * Lota Kapuaiwa * Emma Kalākaua * Curtis Iaukea * Henry Poor * Kapiʻolani * Liliʻuokalani * Pauahi Kaiʻulani * Kawānanakoa * Kūhio * Matthew Makalua Abraham St. Chad Piʻianaiʻa * Joseph Kamauoha * Robert Wilcox *

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

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings
  • February 21, 2020 @ 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.

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

Hawaiian Quilt

Attend the Financial Wellness/Homebuyer Education Workshop conducted by the Nānākuli Housing Corporation (NHC), a 501(c)3 and certified HUD counseling agency.  In the workshop you will learn how to:

  • understand your credit score
  • prepare to purchase a home
  • get prequalified for a loan
  • find out what loans are right for your ʻohana
  • maintain and keep your home

Workshops are FREE and include workbooks and 1 on 1 counseling. Seating is limited please sign-up at the reference desk or by calling 808-668-5844. This event is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and NHC. To learn more about NHC please visit www. baseyard.com

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

Ukulele

Please join Kodi Kwan, 5th grade student at Kamehameha Schools, as he shares ʻukulele basics in efforts to educate and inspire Hawaiian mele. Learn to play a few ʻukulele cords and use your knowledge to learn the mele “Ekolu Mea Nui”. ʻUkulele will be available to borrow for the class or you may bring your own.  Ages 7 and up are welcomed. Please sign up at the Reference Desk or by calling the library 808-668-5844

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

logo for makeke farmers market
  • February 27, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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  • Contact: 808-668-5844

The Mākeke Farmers’ and Green Market occurs in the Nānākuli Public Library’s parking lot every Thursday from 3:30pm until 7:00pm. Enjoy fresh local produce, local snacks, ʻono food, crafts, jewelry, and more!

Mākeke Nānākuli is made possible by a partnership of the Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System.

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

Join us for a throwback screening of All Dogs Go to Heaven. When a German shepherd heads back to earth after dying and going to heaven, he befriends an orphan girl. This movie is rated G.

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.

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

Keiki and their ʻOhana are invited to Nānākuli Public Library’s Storytime for themed stories and singing songs.  Storytime is suitable for age 3 to 5 and their families. 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

board games

Join us for Game Night! Featuring the game Zombicide, a fantasy game of survival. We wil also have giant Jenga & Yatzee; and classics such as Life, Battleship, & Sorry.

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

Screen printing for beginners image

Join Nānākuli Public Library for our hands-on screen printing workshop:

Learn all the basic steps of screen printing from artwork to printed shirt!

For Teens and adults, age 13 and older.

  • Get tips on selecting and preparing art for a successful screen print.
  • Learn how to prepare and apply emulsion.
  • See how to place artwork and properly expose the screen.
  • Align the screen to your shirt and press the ink yourself!
  • Learn how to wash out artwork to reclaim and re-use the screen.

Limited space, please register to attend.

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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 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