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

Cartoon caterpillar with books

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.

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.

Unicorn by a rainbow

Join Wai‘anae Public Library in a celebration of all things unicorn. We’ll read unicorn stories, make crafts, and play games.

Join us each Wednesday afternoon during the Summer Reading Program (June 2- July 14)  for fun activities and events for the whole family!

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Storyteller Vicky Dworkin

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller Vicky Dworkin will share multicultural folktales from around the world featuring stones, rocks, caves, jewels, and mountains. Children will choose from her Magic Story Box to determine which stories she will tell. Vicky is a retired children’s librarian at the Hawaii State Library and is a long time storyteller.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 4 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

 

KTUH logo and turntable

Libraries rock! DJs from KTUH will be at Wai‘anae Public Library for our Rock N Roll family dance party. Dance the afternoon away and get the chance to learn more about what it takes to be a DJ. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Join us each Wednesday afternoon during the Summer Reading Program (June 2- July 14)  for fun activities and events for the whole family!

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.

 

Glenn Nishida with camera

Glenn Nishida will be here to share basic composition, apps, and techniques to get the most from your cell phone camera. His work has been published widely to include The New York Times, DigitalRev, and Huffington Post. Visit him on Instagram at @luv2bxxl

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.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math - Science of Sound

How does sound work? What do sound waves look like? Wai‘anae Public Library will be tackling those questions and more with hands on experiments and demonstrations. This STEM focused program is open to all ages.

Join us each Wednesday afternoon during the Summer Reading Program (June 2- July 14)  for fun activities and events for the whole family!

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

The Book Club will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel” by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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.

 

 

Carol Rogers Moore will teach a watercolor class for those who have always wanted to explore their creativity.  She has been an art teacher in many different places and has taught many different explorers.  This class is limited in size and is open to teens and adults (ages 13 and up).  All supplies will be provided.

Please call the library to reserve your seat.

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

Enjoy weekly themed books, songs, and crafts with the whole family. Each week we discuss a new theme and read related stories. A craft based on the theme is also provided. This program is recommended for children in preschool and older but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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 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 15
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes