Wahiawa Public Library

Address

820 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786, United States
808-622-6345

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

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  • December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-622-6345

Come to Wahiawa Public Library every Thursday at 4:00pm and learn how to play chess. All levels of chess players and ages are encouraged to join. The instructor, Lou Tomsic, is a Class B player, United States Chess Federation (USCF).

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.

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Join our Youth Services Librarian for a Saturday morning filled with music, dancing, puppetry, and stories, with Christmas as this month’s theme! This event is part of the library’s weekly Kids’ Hour on Saturdays at 10am. Appropriate for ages 2 to 10, but all ages are welcome. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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.

Christmas Carol Karaoke Panda Bear Carolers Outside Library in the Snow

Ho ho ho, Christmas Carol Karaoke is back! Don your ugliest Christmas sweaters, scarves, and mittens and come sing classic Christmas carols and pop standards at the library! Lead the carolers karaoke-style or sit in the audience and sing along with the group as the Youth Services Librarian leads the chorus. Hot cocoa and other Christmas goodies will be served, and there will be play and coloring stations for kids. This year we may have a special guest make a surprise appearance! This is a super fun event for all ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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When: December 20-21 9:00AM- 5:00PM
Where: Wahiawa Public Library 820 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Cost: Free
Bring: A friend, lunch or lunch money. Please bring your own regulation chess boards, pieces, and clocks.
Format: A four-round Swiss-System, non-elimination chess tournament (everyone plays all rounds). We recommend that advanced players join the United States Chess Federation (uschess.org) and plan to play in the free USCF rated section.
Sections: Beginner (for new players and grades 1-6), Intermediate (for players with some tournament experience and grades 7-12), Advanced (for experienced tournament players of all ages). It is required to write down moves of the games in the Advanced section. Learn how at chess.com or on YouTube. Current USCF membership is required to play in the advanced section, because they will be rated. Sign up in advance at www.uschess.org
Round Times: 9:30AM, 1:00PM. Awards ceremony at 4:30PM. Half-point byes available in any rounds in case you have other commitments on any of the days. Check-in December 20 9-9:30AM. First round starts 9:30AM.
Time Control: In the Intermediate and Advanced sections, each player will have 90 minute for the whole game with 5 extra second given for each move. In the Beginner section each person will play two games per round with the same opponent, one with black and one with white pieces, and a time control of 45 minutes per game with a 5 extra seconds per move.
Prizes: Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top three finishers in beginner, intermediate, and advanced divisions.
Parent Note: We recommend that you play for the fun of it. Beginners of all ages are highly encouraged to play. Players under age 16 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times!
Lunch: There are several fast food restaurants nearby.
Registration: To register for the tournament, please RSVP owhcirc@librarieshawaii.org or call the library 808-622-6345 before 7PM on Wednesday December 18th, include: Name of each player, contact phone, grade level, experience level, and any chess rating (online or over the board).
Upcoming Tournaments: April 2020

 

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.

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Come to Wahiawa Public Library and spend the morning playing with other kids in a safe, supervised environment. Perfect for kids who have a lot of energy to expend after Christmas! Some puzzles may also be available. With games and interactive play, kids can improve visual spatial awareness, cognitive abilities, social skills, and get good exercise. Suitable for children of all ages.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. No reservation required. Game and Play Day is part of Wahiawa Public Library’s Saturday morning Kids’ Hour.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 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