Wahiawa Public Library

Address

820 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786, United States
808-622-6345
Photo of Wahiawa branch building

About

Welcome to the Wahiawa Public Library! Designed by Arthur Kohara and built by Wahiawa Builders, our current library building opened on July 15, 1965. Wahiawa Public Library is the oldest library on Oahu; in 2015 it celebrated 75 years of service. As an important community information node, literacy, lifelong learning, and a love of reading remain vital to our library’s mission.


Upcoming events at this branch

Cross Roads sign with Careers, Jobs, Skills Workshops and Resume Help

Are you looking for work but don’t know where to start in your search? Do you need help writing a resume that will help you stand out to employers? Are you overwhelmed by the hiring process?
Every Friday at 11:00am, our volunteer job search expert will help you get started and give you resources to find employers in Hawaii so you can start your new career path!

Our volunteer can assist with the following:

  • Email and computer setup so you can communicate with employers
  • Job search tips
  • Drafting or reviewing resumes
  • Interview preparation advice
  • And more!

Appointments may be made by calling 808-622-6345. Appointment slots are for 15 minutes, though the volunteer may be able to work with you longer depending on availability. There is paperwork to fill out ahead of your appointment. Please see the Reference Librarian for a copy of the pre-appointment worksheets.

Job Search Assistance at Wahiawa Library is made possible by our generous community volunteers.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

AI-generated cartoon image of group of people writing books at a long table surrounded by library shelves; image is warm, sepia-toned

Are you an aspiring writer who wants to meet and make friends with other writers in the community? Are you seeking inspiration, encouragement, advice or even just a break from writing alone? (We know writing can be a lonely task.) Then join our Writers’ Group at Wahiawa Public Library. Our group meets every other Saturday, and attendees will be encouraged to bring something they want to share—whether it be a story, a prompt, or a piece of interesting writing advice. We will also spend time writing together.

Event is open to everyone ages 13 and up. No reservation required.

The Wahiawa Writers’ Group will meet every other Saturday unless there is a holiday. Please call the library at 808-622-6345 or check the online listing for the most accurate and up-to-date schedule.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

crochet coasters

Learn to make simple crochet coasters with guided instruction. Intended for beginners, but intermediate and advanced crocheters welcome. Yarn and crochet tools will be provided for use during the event. Space is limited to 5 participants. Please call the library at 808-622-6345 to reserve your space.

This event is recommended for older teens, adults, and seniors. Not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

three chess pieces, text: "CHESS"

Want to learn how to play chess with other enthusiasts? Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm in the Wahiawa Library Children’s Room. Learn the basics and more with other veteran players and try out your new skills as you play against each other.

The first hour we will learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then you will have the opportunity to practice those skills the last hour! The library has two extra chess boards for anyone interested. The chess boards are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, feel free to call (808) 622-6345.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

a movie marquee that says "movie night at the library" pictured with popcorn, two movie tickets, and a film reel graphic against a red movie curtain backdrop

Spend the evening at Wahiawa Library and enjoy free movies with other people in the community!

This month’s family movie is The Sandlot. A young boy moves to a new neighborhood where he is taken in by a group of local baseball players. The new gang of friends finds themselves caught in many adventures; including getting a prized ball back from the menacing neighborhood dog. Rated PG. Runtime 101 minutes. (from swank.com)

Popcorn and fun-size candies may be offered depending on availability. All food is provided by the Friends of the Wahiawa Library or other guests.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Women on couch knitting

Join members of the community two Thursdays of every month for knitting and talking story. This one-hour informal knitting group is open to veteran knitters and beginners alike! If you need any knitting supplies, be sure to make the members know, and they can help.

This event is geared toward older teens, adults, and seniors. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

Cross Roads sign with Careers, Jobs, Skills Workshops and Resume Help

Are you looking for work but don’t know where to start in your search? Do you need help writing a resume that will help you stand out to employers? Are you overwhelmed by the hiring process?
Every Friday at 11:00am, our volunteer job search expert will help you get started and give you resources to find employers in Hawaii so you can start your new career path!

Our volunteer can assist with the following:

  • Email and computer setup so you can communicate with employers
  • Job search tips
  • Drafting or reviewing resumes
  • Interview preparation advice
  • And more!

Appointments may be made by calling 808-622-6345. Appointment slots are for 15 minutes, though the volunteer may be able to work with you longer depending on availability. There is paperwork to fill out ahead of your appointment. Please see the Reference Librarian for a copy of the pre-appointment worksheets.

Job Search Assistance at Wahiawa Library is made possible by our generous community volunteers.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Story Time Bear on green grass with background flowers, palm trees, and ocean

It’s summer and Wahiawa Public Library invites you to join the librarian on Saturday morning for story time! There will be stories, songs, dancing, and a little silliness geared toward learning about and appreciating summertime. After story time is over, children and families will have the opportunity to do a simple activity.

This event is geared toward toddlers and children up to age 8. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Due to limited spacing, we request that guests register for the event. Please call the library at 808-622-6345 to reserve your spot no later than the day before the event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

A cartoon girl sits on yoga mat meditating in front of pink background with blue thought bubble

Are you or your child stressed, anxious, struggling in work or school, or having difficulty managing emotions or focusing? Learning mindfulness can help you cope with challenging life events by teaching you awareness of self and the outer world. Outcomes can include improved empathy and compassion, listening skills, and even better school or work performance.

This 45-minute class taught by professional clinical psychologist Dr. Patrick Jichaku, Ph.D. will teach and provide an opportunity for attendees to practice mindful calming and attentional skills. He will use activities and exercises to show how to practice mindful awareness and to apply and integrate it into every day life.

Class will be held in library meeting room. Current limit of 15 participants. Please call the library at 808-622-6345 to register. The day before the event is the last day to register. Guests are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats; however, the library does have extra mats for guests who do not have them. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All ages are welcome to attend.

About the Speaker: Dr. Patrick Jichaku is a faculty clinical psychologist at the UH-Manoa Counseling and Student Development Center. He has taught mindful awareness methods for UH undergraduate and graduate students (and a few professors) since 2009. Dr. Jichaku started his own daily meditation practice 47 years ago and was taught to meditate by several excellent and traditional Zen meditation teachers.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

three chess pieces, text: "CHESS"

Want to learn how to play chess with other enthusiasts? Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm in the Wahiawa Library Children’s Room. Learn the basics and more with other veteran players and try out your new skills as you play against each other.

The first hour we will learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then you will have the opportunity to practice those skills the last hour! The library has two extra chess boards for anyone interested. The chess boards are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, feel free to call (808) 622-6345.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 12
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In observance of the Statehood Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2024.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday to Monday, August 31 to September 2, 2024.