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

Library Card

September is get a library card month…show your library card or sign up for one at Pearl City Public Library and you will be entered into a drawing for prizes!!

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.

Group of young adults around table

Need a space to do homework? Study with your friends? Need help in finding materials or resources for your assignments? Need to borrow paper, glue, markers, etc.?? Come to the Teen Study Group sessions! The YA Librarian will be available to guide students to appropriate resources to complete assignments or projects. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday 2-5pm  in the YA section while school is in session.
No registration required–just drop in.

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.

 

Electronic devices

Learn how to borrow library e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Starting Tuesday, August 1st, bring a smartphone or tablet device to the Reference Desk and meet one-on-one with a library staff for quick instruction.

Six HSPLS apps are available:

  • Libraries Hawaiʻi (virtual library card)
  • OverDrive (e-books & audiobooks)
  • Kindle (e-books)
  • Pressreader (newspapers & magazines)
  • RB Digital (audiobooks and magazines)
  • Mango Languages (language learning system)

These services requires a valid HSPLS library card. An Internet connection is also required for downloading digital content.

Note: OneClickDigital and Zinio for Libraries has been phased out and is no longer available for use.

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

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of September, class schedule is: September 6, September 13, and September 20, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

Bring your keiki to enjoy Toddler Puzzle Time! Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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.

 

 

Fairy Tale

Join us for Preschool Storytime followed by crafts!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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.

Teen movie Everything, Everything

Join us for a free showing of the teen romantic drama based on the 2015 young adult novel written by Nicola Yoon.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face… or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy (Amandla Stenberg), a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly (Nick Robinson), the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together… even if it means losing everything,” Warner Brothers.

Rated PG-13, parents strongly cautionedChildren 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is one hour and 36 minutes long.

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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Who:  Calling all kids grades K-6!

What:  Kids will be given a theme and have the freedom to build anything!

When:  Fourth Monday of each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where:  The library’s meeting room

Why:  Why not?  Let’s have fun!

Creations will be on view in our display case!

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.

Post-it note with words "Get Real--Financial Reality Fair"

The Get REAL Financial Reality Fair is a fun, hands on interactive financial literacy tool.  Students in 10-12th grade will learn about managing personal finances in a realistic scenario way, receiving a budget sheet and then making choices on purchasing a house, car, health plan and more.  But wait!–they must spin the “Wheel of Reality” where a random life event is applied to their budget worksheet.  Kathy Morris, a Member Education Officer with a federal credit union on Oahu will host the event. Students will receive assistance from community members and credit union staff in making decisions about everyday expenses and get financial advice to help them create and stick to a realistic budget.  During these challenging economic times, it’s more important than ever to educate our youth about their finances. 

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.

Young man and woman stretching

Attend a free, 30-minute yoga class led by RYT 200® instructor Penny Smith. She produced a pre-recorded video for the beginner in mind, for people new to yoga.

Chair yoga is recommended for all ages, especially for adults living with limited mobility. According to the American Osteopathic Association, reducing stress, increasing flexibility & muscular strength, and clearing the mind are some of the benefits of practicing yoga.

Program size is limited. RSVP required.  Call the library after September 5 to register.

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

puzzle necklace

Piece it together–or not! Come join us to make a cute jigsaw jewelry necklace or bookmark!

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.

Older man falling down

Attention Baby Boomers! Join Project Dana’s Mike Hirano for a 60-minute talk to learn how to reduce your risk of falling and how to avoid fall-related injuries. Caregivers are welcome!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
  • One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

FYI…the nation’s Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on Friday, September 22, 2017.

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

Letter written with a fountain pen

Are you a budding writer? Need an outlet for your creativity? Join our second creative writing workshop. We’ll have prompts to jumpstart your creative flow. Share writing tips, tricks, and more. Please bring a pen and a notebook!

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.

 

 

 

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of October, class schedule is: October 11, October 18, and October 25, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of October, class schedule is: October 11, October 18, and October 25, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of October, class schedule is: October 11, October 18, and October 25, 2017.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

Actor Michael Keaton is Beetlejuice

In the spirit of Halloween fun, join us for a free showing of the horror-comedy classic Beetlejuice.

“What’s a couple of stay-at-home ghosts (Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis) to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies (Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, & Winona Ryder)? They call on Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for!” — Warner Brothers.

Rated PG, parental guidance is suggestedChildren 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is one hour and 32 minutes long.

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.

Vampire in coffin

You have 30 minutes to solve the puzzles and decipher clues to unlock the weapon to defeat the vampire before he claims his next victims! Ages 13 and up. Advance registration required. Walk-ins if space available. 4 sessions offered, 7 people per session max. Sign up individually or as a group. Registration opens on September 1 until October 15. Call 808-453-6566 to register. Ask for Reference Desk. Times are 3 pm, 4 pm 5 pm and 6 pm. Each session lasts no more than 45 minutes.

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.

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

cult classic movie night

Come join us as we laugh and cry at movies about those “difficult teen years”.  Every 1st Tuesday of the month*. First up:  John Hughes’ strange teen angst comedy,”Weird Science” about two high school nerds attempting to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. Coming attractions include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink, and the Karate Kid.

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. * No movie on January 2, 2018.

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

Desktop computer surrounded by books and pencils

Our Fall Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, August 2nd. For the month of November, class schedule is: November 1, November 15, and November 22, 2017. No class on November 8; instructor is unavailable.

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The following topics are covered:  Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics, Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media, and Week 3 — How-To… E-mail. Classes rotate on a monthly cycle. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Class size is limited to 4 students. RSVP required. Slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Students must have a library card to register. Repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term.

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

 

HEAD SCULPTURE

Yes–this really is a celebrated day–November 28! Its a craft –a time to celebrate you and discover your own awesomeness!  A day to be an artist of yourself and make your own head.  You can use any medium –a variety will be supplied. Just be creative! This holiday is about seeing yourself for who you are. Knowing your positive traits and negative traits and knowing the difference between the two.  Make your own head day is for contemplating on the “you” and being a better person for it.

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.

Washi tape

Adorn your Holiday tree with a dash of DIY this holiday season. This easy Holiday craft is the perfect way to create heartfelt handmade gifts or give your decorations and gifts a personal touch.

Limited to 10 participants. Registration required and starts on November 26 and ends on December 15. Walk ins allowed if space permits. Call 453-6566 and ask for the reference desk.

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.

Popcorn popping in pan

Get ready for National Popcorn Day. We will be munching on popcorn, making popcorn crafts and learning fun facts about popcorn! Limit 15 participants, ages 13+ Sign up after January 1st–Call 808-453-6566–ask for Reference desk to sign up.

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.

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