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

Computer stations on a table

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. Our Spring Term of computer classes begins on Wednesday, February 7. Class schedule for the month of February is: February 7, February 15, and February 21.

Topics are covered:

  • Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics
  • Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media
  • Week 3 — How-To… E-mail

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 Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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.

Caregiver holding hands with elder patient.

The Caregiver Foundation invites you to join a new caregiver support group that has been formed at the Pearl City Public Library. Caregivers living in Central and West Oʻahu are encouraged to join and be a part of the conversation.

Starting in January, the caregiver support group will meet every 4th Sunday inside of the library’s meeting room.

Year 2018 Schedule: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, June 3 (May), June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, & December 23*.

*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.

Looking for ways to feed yourself and your family with limited income?

Discover how to shop in a cost effective manner that will provide tasty meals that will help with weight management and chronic disease prevention. In this session, you will walk away with strategies for grocery shopping and preparing nutritious and delicious meals on a fixed budget. You’ll receive recipes and a resource guide that will help you take your meals to the next level without breaking the bank.

Presented by Rita Madden, MPH, RDN of Moon Gardens. 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.

Manga Character

March is Manga Madness Month at Pearl City Public Library for Teens! A manga character drawing contest, manga trivia quiz and a hide & seek manga treasure hunt culminates in an Anime & Manga Craft and Games Bonanza on March 20th. Come in during the month of March to join in the fun! Craft & Bonanza program requires advanced registration: CALL 453-6566 ask for Reference Desk to get a spot.

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.

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.

Computer stations on a table

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. The class schedule for the month of March is: March 7, March 15, and March 21, 2018.

Topics are covered:

  • Week 1 — Getting Started… Computer Basics
  • Week 2 — How To… Internet & Social Media
  • Week 3 — How-To… E-mail

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 Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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 .

 

Come spend the afternoon with members of the Pearl City Highlands Intermediate School Robotics Club! All are welcome to come see what projects they have been working on this year. This is an opportunity for the club to introduce the robotics program to the community. Students will be present to give demonstrations and discuss what they have been doing. Learn what a robotics team does and drive a robot by remote control!

This Robotics Team will be representing Highlands Intermediate and the State of Hawaii at the VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky April 25-28, 2018!  Let’s show our Pearl City Pride by attending this event.

Stay after and join us as we screen Disney’s BIG HERO 6 movie! (3:05 pm – 4:45pm)

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.

Big Hero 6 movie poster

Attend a movie screening of Disney’s “Big Hero 6”, a 2014 animated film. This action packed comedy adventure about a boy and his robot is rated PG (action, peril, rude humor). From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Pearl City Highlands Intermediate School’s Robotics Team will conduct an Open House and allow attendees to test drive your own robot!

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.

Unwind at Game Night! Enjoy a no pressure evening with friends and family while playing fun games like giant Jenga, Hanafuda and more! Games generously provided by the Friends of the Pearl City Public Library. 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.

Marvel's The Avengers movie poster

Kick off Marvel Movie Month with this special edition of Sunday Afternoon at the Movies. In Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor join forces in order to defeat Thor’s brother Loki, who has obtained a mystical artifact of tremendous power. This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.

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.

book cover the mothers brit bennett

Theres a new book club at Pearl City Public Library! Pearl City Reads is a bi-monthly book club focusing on stories about life, family, friendship, and community.  

In March, we will discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

“Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year- old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.” -From author’s website

Call 4536566 to request your copy today! 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.

Marvel Movie Month text image

Can’t wait for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War? Gear up for a month of high energy excitement at Pearl City Public Library! We’ll watch a selection of movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the first two Marvel’s Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil War, and Thor: Ragnarok. Only want to catch your favorite movie? Give us a call, and we’ll tell you which Monday to come in! All films are rated PG-13 for sci-fi action, violence and destruction, mayhem, suggestive comments, and an intense crash sequence.

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.

Libraries Rock for teens! Join us as we make ice cream floats, listen to rock n roll music and make paper ice cream floats to keep track of our reading this summer! Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:30-4pm. Call to reserve a spot -808-453-6566. Ages 12 and 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