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 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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

“Sound can be a direct path for shifting consciousness for the better” says Leigh Ann Phillips an award-winning singer songwriter, sound healing practitioner, lecturer, and teacher. She is on a mission to merge sound and music to assist people in leading more fulfilling lives in healthier bodies.

Leigh Ann Phillips will lead a sound meditation and demonstration of crystal and metal singing bowls. All ages are welcome.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library at least 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Photo of rocks painted to look like a punk rock group

Free crafting fun! Get creative and paint some rocks!

All materials & supplies are provided for this FREE event.  You may keep the rocks or leave them to be hidden. Dress for the mess! We are not responsible for any ruined clothing. We ask that you do not take unpainted rocks from private/business landscaping.  They should not be hidden inside businesses without permission, on private property, or at State Parks.

Hooray for Wednesday occurs on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Each month will have a fun activity for children, teens, and in-betweens. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

book cover

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

by Piper Kerman

“With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system.” Amazon.com 

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Lucy Forth, a long time quilter, discovered the joy and beauty of Hawaiian quilting in 2000.  Since then she has studied the history and technique of Hawaiian quilting and will share and demonstrate this unique style of quilting.

Wai’anae Public Library has a large collection of Hawaiian quilt patterns donated to the library in 1980.  Lucy will demonstrate how to use these quilt patterns which are available for patrons to use.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

book cover

Beartown: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartownan instant New York Times bestseller—about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain.  Amazon.com

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

by Lisa See

From the bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan comes a powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters. Amazon.com

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Islands Linked by Ocean: Stories

by Lisa Linn Kanae

Stories written with humor and compassion that give voice to characters who find themselves at crossroad moments where past informs present, young teach old, and love can mean holding on or letting go.

Lisa Linn Kanae will join the group to read selections from her book and discuss the creative process. Please join even if you haven’t read the book yet.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

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