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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

What to learn how to play chess competitively? Do you know how to use the French Defense to your advantage?  Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Thursday at 4pm, excluding holidays. The first hour we learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then we play chess.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 622-6345

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hope to see you there!

Knitting needles surrounded by balls of colorful yarn.
  • April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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    One event on March 18, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 15, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 17, 2020 at 4:00 am

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Join the Wahiawa Knitters every other Wednesday at 6:00pm for knitting, learning and sharing new knitting techniques, or just to talk story. We welcome knitters of all levels to join us for some fun.

 

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.

What to learn how to play chess competitively? Do you know how to use the French Defense to your advantage?  Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Thursday at 4pm, excluding holidays. The first hour we learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then we play chess.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 622-6345

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hope to see you there!

graphic of multicolored cjess pieces

When: April 17-18  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: Open division. It is required to write down moves of the games. 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 April 17 9-9:30AM. First round starts 9:30AM.

Time Control: Each player will have 90 minute for the whole game with 5 second delay.

Prizes: Amazon gift cards and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in the open division.

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 April 15th, include: Name of each player, contact phone, grade level, experience level, and any chess rating (online or over the board).

 

Upcoming Tournaments: June 12-13, 2020 Wahiawa King Kamehameha Tournament

 

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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  • April 22, 2020 @ 2:30 am - 5:00 am
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    One event on May 19, 2020 at 2:30 am

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The Library will showcase a Timeless feature movie at 4:30 p.m. in our meeting room. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Please call the library for the title of the movie.

 

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.

 

What to learn how to play chess competitively? Do you know how to use the French Defense to your advantage?  Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Thursday at 4pm, excluding holidays. The first hour we learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then we play chess.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 622-6345

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hope to see you there!

Knitting needles surrounded by balls of colorful yarn.
  • April 30, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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    One event on January 22, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on February 5, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on February 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on March 4, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on March 18, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 15, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 17, 2020 at 4:00 am

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  • Contact: 808-622-6345

Join the Wahiawa Knitters every other Wednesday at 6:00pm for knitting, learning and sharing new knitting techniques, or just to talk story. We welcome knitters of all levels to join us for some fun.

 

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.

What to learn how to play chess competitively? Do you know how to use the French Defense to your advantage?  Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Thursday at 4pm, excluding holidays. The first hour we learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then we play chess.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 622-6345

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hope to see you there!

What to learn how to play chess competitively? Do you know how to use the French Defense to your advantage?  Come check out the Wahiawa Library Chess Club, meeting every Thursday at 4pm, excluding holidays. The first hour we learn strategies and practice with puzzles, then we play chess.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 622-6345

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hope to see you there!

Knitting needles surrounded by balls of colorful yarn.
  • May 14, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 22, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on February 5, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on February 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on March 4, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on March 18, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 15, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on May 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 am

    One event on June 17, 2020 at 4:00 am

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  • Contact: 808-622-6345

Join the Wahiawa Knitters every other Wednesday at 6:00pm for knitting, learning and sharing new knitting techniques, or just to talk story. We welcome knitters of all levels to join us for some fun.

 

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.

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