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

Join us every 2nd and 3rd Thursday evening from August to November for our Nānākuli Public Library Genealogy Workshop Series. Learn moʻolelo, research sources and tips, and preservation techniques. Every workshop will provide different topics of information and host different guest speakers. Please visit or call Nānākuli Public Library 808-668-5844 with any inquiries about this event.

October schedule and topics:

October 11th – Luci Meyer from OHA’s Hale Noelo will talk about the process of Kuleana Land Tax exemptions and give helpful manaʻo on doing your genealogy research

October 18th– Exploring databases: Papakilo and Ulukau

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

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

Join us for a fun-filled night and have your pick at trying out different board games. We will have a giant Jenga game, classics such as Life and Monopoly, as well as 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.

 

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

Also qualify to participate in NHC’s IDA saving program were NHC will give you $1 for every 1$ saved for up to $1,000.

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

poster for the movie hocus pocus

Join Nānākuli Public Library for a special screening of the movie Hocus Pocus. Three 17th-century witches, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

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 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.

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.

Dungeons and Dragons game photo Knight fighting a dragon

Join Nānākuli Public Library to learn the legendary tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons!  Experienced Game Masters will instruct and guide you on the basics of this role playing game that encourages creativity and problem-solving skills. By playing, you will be able to complete a quest, grow your mind, and learn about character creation and building worlds.

Beginners and all skill levels invited. Must be 12 years or older to participate.

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.

 

Halloween jack-o'-lanterns

Test your problem solving and communication skills while trying to break out of our Halloween themed escape room. Groups of eight will be challenged to beat the clock and escape the room in 45 minutes to win some Halloween treats. Sign up at the library’s reference desk to participate. For ages 10-17.

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

Halloween jack-o'-lanterns

Test your problem solving and communication skills while trying to break out of our Halloween themed escape room. Groups of eight will be challenged to beat the clock and escape the room in 45 minutes to win some Halloween treats. Sign up at the library’s reference desk to participate. For ages 10-17.

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

Halloween jack-o'-lanterns

Test your problem solving and communication skills while trying to break out of our Halloween themed escape room. Groups of eight will be challenged to beat the clock and escape the room in 45 minutes to win some Halloween treats. Sign up at the library’s reference desk to participate. For ages 10-17.

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

Halloween jack-o'-lanterns

Test your problem solving and communication skills while trying to break out of our Halloween themed escape room. Groups of eight will be challenged to beat the clock and escape the room in 45 minutes to win some Halloween treats. Sign up at the library’s reference desk to participate. For ages 10-17.

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

children dressed up for halloween

Visit the Library for an afternoon of fun! Check out our Slime Station, Spooky Photobooth, Scary Storywalk, and Creepy Craft Table. Complete all of these activities and receive you Halloween treat! This event is suitable for children and teens.

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

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

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.

Four super hero symbols: lightning bolt in shield, batman, cyclops, and star shied.

Join Nānākuli Public Library in partnership with the Last Outpost Hawaiʻi for a Westside Mini Comic Con. We will feature visits from local celebrities, artists, and vendors. This event will also include Anime screenings, table top gaming, a quidditch match, a cosplay parade, a super hero game for children, and other amazing activities. The mini-con is suitable for all ages.

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

To celebrate International Games Week (Nov 4-8) come and join Nānākuli Public Library with table top gaming. We will have giant jenga & checkers, classics such as Life and Monopoly, as well as 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.

 

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.

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 Part 1, students will learn how to operate the different parts of a computer and learn about their basic functions. In Part 2, 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 Tuesday’s from 10:30am-12:00pm
November 13th – Computer Basics: Intro to the Computer
November 20th – Computer Basics: Intro to Windows
November 27th– Open Computer Lab

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's Sparkle performance logo

Lucas loves all things that Sparkle. His whole world is sparkly. Sparkly, sparkle and more sparkle. He loves it so much. One day Isabella comes to play. She doesn’t like sparkle at all and Lucas’s sparkle starts to dim. This poignant and humorous story is about giving yourself permission to express who you are and stand up for yourself… even if it is in your very own sparkly slippers.

Suitable for ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This theatre-style performance is made possible through the City & County of Honolulu’s Grants in Aid fund.

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.

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

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.

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 Part 1, students will learn how to operate the different parts of a computer and learn about their basic functions. In Part 2, 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 Tuesday’s from 10:30am-12:00pm
November 13th – Computer Basics: Intro to the Computer

November 20th – Computer Basics: Intro to Windows
November 27th– Open Computer Lab

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 Part 1, students will learn how to operate the different parts of a computer and learn about their basic functions. In Part 2, 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 Tuesday’s from 10:30am-12:00pm
November 13th – Computer Basics: Intro to the Computer
November 20th – Computer Basics: Intro to Windows
November 27th– Open Computer Lab

 

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

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.

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.

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