Pearl City Public Library

Address

1138 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI 96782, United States
808-453-6566

About

Welcome to the Pearl City Public Library! One of the largest libraries on Oʻahu, our library opened on Nov. 15, 1969 as Pearl City Regional Library. We are one of three Oahu libraries open on Sundays and located next to the Pearl City Police Station.


Upcoming events at this branch

Computer stations on a table

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Thursdays at 9:00 am.

May 16 — Computer Basics

May 23 — Basic Internet

May 30 — Basic Internet & E-mail (Two classes scheduled back-to-back)

Library card required. RSVP required. Class size is limited to 4 students. Note: repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term. Last day of instruction is Thursday, May 30, 2019.

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 a program date.

Musician James McCarthy

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

James McCarthy is a trained actor, storyteller and musician. He will captivate the audience with a wide variety of sky stories from myths to science. Join him for tales, wonder and songs! James is a founding storyteller of the Honolulu Zoo’s popular Moonlight Tours and Snooze in the Zoo which bring to life the stories that are found in the skies.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A “Planet Goody Bag” will be given to the first 30 attendees.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support 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.

pink and cream open gift box with butterfly accents

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class and Craft Jam.  Design your craft to your heart’s content.

The Make-n-Take craft is a mini explosion gift box.

Space is limited for both activities. Call the library @ 453-6566 to RSVP by the Friday immediately preceding the event date.

Pearl City Crafters will provide all craft supplies and tools for the Make-n-Take activity. Bring your own tools and a paper craft project you’re working on at home to the Craft Jam, plus a snack to share.

Stacks of books flying

Come check out Pearl City’s Teen UnBook Club! This is not your mother’s book club! No set meetings–just stop by,  pick up the book (or other format), read it (or listen, watch) , review it, share it and you can win a prize! On the 5th of each month, selected titles– available for check out–either multiple copies of the same title or a variety of titles based on a theme or genre, will be on display (book, podcast, graphic novel, movie, etc)   Read, view or listen and write a review to be posted in the YA area. Your review could be a poem, drawing –or use our review form. At the end of the month—a drawing will be held from the posted reviews to choose a winner.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Universe of Stories SRP

Join us for our first memory café at a Dementia Friendly library. A memory café is a social gathering where individuals living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias can gather socially. Caregivers, family and friends are welcome to participate as a “plus one.”

Activities will include a documentary viewing of the Apollo 11 space flight, followed with a talk story session about the moon landing, and closed with a make-n-take craft activity. Light refreshments will be provided.

Program size is limited to 24. RSVP required.  Call the library by Friday, June 7, 2019  to register.

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.

Woman holding Medicare ID card in her hands

Learn Medicare basics. A Hawaiʻi SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor will be available to answer any of your Medicare-related questions after the presentation.

Baby Boomers planning to retire or celebrating their 65th birthday in 2019 should attend.

Program size is limited to 30. RSVP required.  Call the library by Friday, June 7, 2019  to register.

Hawaiʻi SHIP is a federally funded, volunteer-based program administered by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. Our mission is to serve Medicare beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and soon-to-be retirees by providing free health insurance information, education, counseling, and referrals to the public.

A Wrinkle in Time movie poster

Blast off into a Universe of Stories with this special summer edition of Sunday Afternoon at the Movies.

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

This film is rated PG for thematic elements and some peril. Children under the age 12 should be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, fold up chairs, and dry snacks.

UH Institute for Astronomy logo

Join us for a program titled “Learning With Light.” This program is provided by the UH Institute For Astronomy, and will focus on scientific aspects of light within the universe.  While the program is mostly geared toward elementary school students, all ages are welcome.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program.

Hand squishing slime

Who doesn’t love slime?! Watching it ooze is mesmerizing and handling it can be almost therapeutic. We’ll experiment with colors and glitter to make Galaxy Slime; it’s totally far out so join us!  This “space”  is limited so call 808-453-6567 to reserve your spot. For teens & tweens, ages 13+. Since this is a messy project (we planet-ed that way)–wear old clothes. Please arrive on time to maximize the experience for everyone.

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

Thumbnails of natural disasters

Join AARP Hawai‘i for an active discussion for Adults 50+ preparing for unexpected emergencies during a natural disaster.  Learn how to develop a personal disaster plan and prepare a 14-day disaster supply kit for your home.

Featured guest speakers are James Burke and Earl Kealoha.

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 62
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 29
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes