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

Kenny Endo taiko drumming

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world.

This 45-minute cultural music program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

Bird's eye view of paper craft miniature memory box

Pearl City Crafters invite you to join their Make-n-Take class on Monday, June 18, from 12:00-2:00 pm. Terri Kamaliʻi will demonstrate how to make a memory box. Design it to your heart’s content. The hours-long Craft Jam session will follow; it ends at 7:00 pm.

Program size is limited. RSVP required.  Last day to register or sign-up is Friday, June 15.

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.

The Pearl City (PC) Crafters are a group of women who share a passion for papercrafting. Members create greeting cards, scrapbooks, home decor, and many other unique, handmade items that make treasured keepsakes and gifts. With the sponsorship of the Pearl City Public Library, we will be offering free papercrafting classes every other month, followed by a three-to-five hour Craft Jam open to adults 18 and older.

Hairspray movie poster

Get your dance and song on as we watch the delightful romantic comedy musical HAIRSPRAY the 2007 film starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken! This campy feel good musical will have you  singing and dancing to the beat!

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.

 

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Join us for Preschool Storytime!  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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Join us for K-6th Children’s LEGO Mania where kids are free to create anything they choose!

 

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.

music trivia

Do you know a lot about boy bands? Are iconic musicians your jam? If not, study up, and join us for a fun night of Jeopardy!-style music trivia. The winner will receive a music related prize!

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.

tips for a healthy life

Total body health is something we all strive towards. Learn how to create and sustain healthy habits for long term wellness. Trained fitness, nutrition, and medical professionals will be on site offering free 15 minute consultations and blood pressure screenings, as well as information sessions on proper mobility and posture, making healthy choices at the grocery store, and how to relieve pain and ease muscle tightness naturally.

Let’s get moving!  Join in for a one hour group exercise class featuring yoga and strength training at 6:00 p.m. suitable for all fitness levels.

Open to adults ages 18 and up

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.

photos of painted rocks, rock stack, rock garden

Who’s ready to rock?!

Attend one or all sessions of our Libraries Rock Summer Series! Today’s session is Rock Stacking.

Rock stacking is a form of art and method of relaxation that requires focus to balance rocks in vertical stacks or arches. We have collected a variety of rocks of all shapes and sizes, and invite you to come in and try your hand at this creative form of problem solving. 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.

brain fitness

Optimal brain function is the result of physical support and mental stimulation. HMSA Health and Well-being Educator Stephen McCall will teach you several exercises to keep your brain healthy and improve your ability to think, reason, and solve problems.

Space is limited. Please call 453-6566 to register.

All programs are subject to change. If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Guided Meditation

Join HMSA Health and Well-being educator Steve McCall as he leads you through this quiet and restorative class that helps you finds ways to relax that suit your abilities and demeanor. Modeled on the work of Harvard cardiologist Herbert Benson, M.D., we will explore five techniques of meditation through visualization, affirmation, mindfulness, sound, and fragrance.

Space is limited. Please call 453-6566 to register.

All programs are subject to change. If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

man and woman exercising

Join certified physical trainer Tiana Singletary for a one hour group exercise class that incorporates strength training and cardio for all fitness levels. Dress comfortably, wear sneakers, and bring water. 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.

Open to adults ages 18 and older.

photos of painted rocks, rock stack, rock garden

Who’s ready to rock?!

This is the last session in our Libraries Rock Summer Series.

Help us create a rock garden in front of our building! A rock garden is a landscaping feature that showcases rocks of all shapes and sizes, as well as smaller plants. Our garden will greet the community and be enhanced by the beautiful flowers of the plumeria tree. All ages welcome. 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.

 

Make Music

A recent study has shown that Americans are snacking to the tune of 570 calories or more per day than in the 1970s. To resist snacking, we invite you to join with HMSA Health and Well-being educator Steve McCall and laugh, sing with vigor, and move! Dress comfortably and bring your smile. We’ll burn calories together!

Space is limited. Please call 453-6566 to register

All programs are subject to change. If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Call us at 453-6566 for more information!”

Two Hawaiian girls

Come enjoy a short ukulele performance by Kylie Charice Alarcon and Toni Watanuki. They have been playing ukulele for more than seven years and enjoy teaching others to play. They have performed at Pearl City Nursing Home, Plaza Assisted Living Center in Pearl City and other local community events. Bring along a ukulele or you can borrow a few that will be available for your free lesson.

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.

man and woman exercising

Join certified physical trainer Tiana Singletary for a one hour group exercise class that incorporates strength training and cardio for all fitness levels. Dress comfortably, wear sneakers, and bring water. 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.

Open to adults ages 18 and older.

 

Color image of the front cover of the book Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is the incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

Open to adults. All programs are subject to change. If you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Call us at 453-6566 for more information!”

Call 453-6566 to reserve your copy today!

Black Panther movie poster

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

This film is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence and brief rude gesture. 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.

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.

Bingo Cards

Let’s face it–some movies are so bad–they are difficult to watch. The cure? Bad Movie Bingo! A game designed to get you through those cheesy one liners, bad ape costumes, car crashes and mullet haircuts. Pearl City Public Library will show a selection of  “bad” movies September, October, December, February, March, April and May–First Tuesday of these months. Come in–get a bingo card you use for the whole series, watch the movies and mark off each time an element (event, character trait, plot point) on the card (bad camera angle, cheap props, overused quips, etc.) appears on the screen, mark it off. First person to get a BINGO! pattern for the series will get a $10 gift card to a local movie theater.

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