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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

holiday trivia text in photo collage with christmas lights, bells, and ornaments

Do you know a lot of about the holidays? Like to jam to Christmas music year round? Join us for Holiday Trivia! On Saturday. December 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., you can compete to become the Trivia Champion! Your team will be recognized with a certificate and bragging rights. Do you have what it takes?

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.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers are welcome!

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.

Ornament contest

Children K-6th are invited to come and celebrate the holidays by making ornaments, table toppers, crafts for gifts, etc.  They will be able to use a variety of recycled materials to channel their creativity.  Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  For more information or to request a sign language interpreter please contact the library two weeks in advance.

Caregiver holding hands with elder patient.

The Caregiver Foundation invites you to join a new caregiver support group being formed at the Pearl City Public Library. A site facilitator will orient and answer all questions new members may have about the formation of this group. Caregivers living in Central and West Oʻahu are encouraged to join and be a part of the conversation.

Starting January 1, 2018, the caregiver support group will meet every 4th Sunday inside of the library’s meeting room.

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.

Wonder Woman movie poster

Join us for a free showing of the sci-fi, action-adventure film Wonder Woman.

“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.” — Warner Brothers.

Rated PG-13, parents strongly cautionedChildren 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is 2 hours and 21 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.

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.

Women on couch knitting

Join us for a beginner knitting class. All materials and supplies will be provided. We will be making a cool coffee cozy to keep your drinks hot! Seating is limited. Call 808-453–6566–ask for reference. A great way for teens and younger adults to learn this wonderful hobby!

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!

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