Waianae Public Library

Address

85-625 Farrington Hwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792, United States
808-697-7868

About

Welcome to the Waianae Public Library! Built by contractor Charles Windstedt, our library opened on Dec. 20, 1966 and is located next to the Waianae Fire Station and Waianae District Park. Our small library serves 44,000 residents on the Westside coast of Oahu from Nanakuli to Makaha. The library has a unique and extensive collection of Hawaiian quilt patterns.


Upcoming events at this branch

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  • September 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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Storytime for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and activities based on early literacy research and the Every Child Ready to Read Program. Learn how talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing help get your child ready to read. This program is intended for children 0 -3 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Toddler Time will be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, except on State holidays. 

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

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From the New York Times Book Review June 15, 2018 by Julia Pierpont: “Many novels have been written on the devastating subject of school shootings — Lionel Shriver’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Stephen King’s “Rage,” Jim Shepard’s “Project X,” to name a few — but in “Only Child,” the event itself is mercifully brief. By Page 10, the shooting is over. Navin’s true subject lies in the aftermath; it is a story of grief.

From Goodreads.com: Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach’s mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter’s parents, holding them responsible for their son’s actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.

Join us for the discussion.

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.

Bad Art Troll
  • October 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to participate in this art event. Talented artists need not apply.  We provide supplies, you create something ghastly.  Terrible paintings, awful sculptures, or tacky drawings—it’s up to you.  The event ends with a Bad Art Show where you can vote on the worst piece of the night.  The winning artist will receive a gloriously ugly trophy and bragging rights.

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.

More than 10 million copies sold….join us in November for the discussion.

From Goodreads.com: “In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.” 

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.

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From Lisa See’s website: “THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN deftly explores the complexities of female friendship and introduces readers to the remarkably strong and spirited female divers of Jeju Island. It’s also an eye-opening portrait of a country ravaged by decades of conflict and unrest, and a searing examination of the effects that foreign intervention can have on the evolution of a nation and of course individual lives.”

Reviews:
“The fierce free-diving women on the Korean island of Jeju are the subject of Lisa See’s mesmerizing new historical novel that celebrates women’s strengths—and the strength of their friendships.”—Oprahmag.com

“Lisa See excels at mining the intersection of family, friendship and history, and in her newest novel, she reaches new depths exploring the matrifocal haenyeo society in Korea, caught between tradition and modernization.  This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered storyof two women whose individual choices become inextricably tangled.”—Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author of A SPARK OF LIGHT and SMALL GREAT THINGS

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. 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 19
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 14
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes