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

Japanese Americans in Hawaii

This free photographic exhibit covers the initial immigration of the Issei (first generation immigrants) from Japan in the late 1800s to modern day Hawai’i, showing how the Nikkei (overseas Japanese) in Hawai’i have merged their Japanese cultural values with the blend of cultures in Hawai’i.

At the core of the exhibit is the story of the Nisei (second generation) who served in the US armed forces in World War II. The exhibit also depicts the post war accomplishments of the Nisei in Hawai’i. Prominent Japanese Americans from Hawai’i are displayed along with the prefectures in Japan that their ancestors emigrated from.

The intent of the exhibit is to educate people on the story of Hawaii’s Nikkei and to promote goodwill and cross-cultural values between Japan and the United States.

The exhibit will be on display from July 14 to August 29 and may be viewed during the library’s business hours.

 

The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit logo

The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and Nisei Veterans Legacy invite you and your ‘ohana to view their collaborative exhibit at the Pearl City Public Library during library business hours.

Guided tours with Byrnes Yamashita will commence only on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Tour activities will include: a 15-minute introduction, 30-minute tour, and a 15-minute Q&A session to close. Participants need to check-in with library staff at the Adult Reference desk 10 minutes to the hour.

Available Time Slots

1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

Space is limited to 20 participants per hour. Call 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.

large megalodon shark swims under lake users, movie title THE MEG

IT’S SHARK WEEK! Join us for a fun afternoon of shark trivia and showing of THE MEG.

Test your shark knowledge and try to win a brand new DVD of JAWS! Stick around afterwards, as we encounter the largest shark ever thought to exist, the megalodon!

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

This film is rated PG 13 for action, peril, bloody images, and some language. 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.

Illustration of brain lifting weights

Join AARP Hawai‘i for an informative discussion about brain health, healthy aging, and reducing your risk of cognitive impairment.

AGENDA

1:00 pm 5 Pillars of Brain Health
  It’s never too late to take charge of your brain health! In this interactive session, you will learn about the five pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle, share your brain-boosting activities and be inspired by others. Speaker: Jicky Ferrer, AARP Volunteer Speaker
2:00 pm Tai Chi for Health Demonstration
  Tai Chi is an art that embraces the mind, body & spirit and has been proven to prevent falls. Some movements may also be done from a chair. Speaker: Glenn Sakai, Tai Chi for Health instructor
2:45 pm The Mediterranean Diet
  This diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, whole grains and fish – offeres many heart-healthy benefits and may also benefit your brain. Studies show people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than people who don’t follow the diet. Speaker: Vicky Chaffin, Registered Dietitian

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

This workshop will be facilitated by AARP volunteers. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold.

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.

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.

one black and orange halloween card and one blue and white card that says happy birthday
  • August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 will be mini all occasion cards, led by Karen and Joyce.

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.

Aquaman Movie Poster

Join us for a showing of AQUAMAN.  Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. –IMDB.com.

This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you may bring your own blankets, pillows, fold-up chairs, and dry snacks.

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

Human stick figures forming a circle

Spotlight at the Pearl City Public Library brings together three service-based organizations and the community. Each group will have an opportunity to raise awareness about their organization, talk about the services they offer, and then engage with community members during Q&A.

Three services from the Executive Office on Aging are profiled:

Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program, HawaiiSHIP

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, LTCOP

Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii, SMP Hawaii

 

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.

Captain Marvel

Join us for a showing of CAPTAIN MARVEL. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universes most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. –IMDB.com

This film is rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you may bring your own blankets, pillows, fold-up chairs, and dry snacks.

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

eight masu boxes made of colorful flowered paper

Join us for a fun afternoon of origami crafting with Evelyn Nakamura! With a slight modification and the addition of a lid, the masu box becomes even more versatile, practical, and attractive. Use them for trinkets, treasures, or treats. Ms Nakamura will provide all the supplies needed to make two boxes, and give you more ideas for how to use your new skill to create beautiful boxes.

Space is limited. Please call 453-6566 to register. Registration will open on September 1, 2019.

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