Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422

About

Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Enjoy the challenging game of chess every Thursday at the library!  First come, first serve for chess sets and boards provided by Kaimuki Public Library.  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 8 and up with a current and valid library card.  Please see the adult reference desk for more information and how to participate.

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.

Strands of flower leis

Join Master Gardener Pam Hinsdale to learn which plants commonly grown in Hawaii you should consider when creating your lei garden, and some of the growing conditions that help them thrive.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library and the O’ahu Master Gardener Program, part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaii at Manoa.  This one hour program will be held in our ground floor Meeting Room.

Browse and borrow our books on growing Hawaiian flowers and plants, and lei customs in Hawaii as well!

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.

Justice League Movie Poster

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.

Location: Meeting Room

This movie is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

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.

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.   All supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us on Friday, October 19 when we will meet to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  This is another title featured on PBS’s The Great American Read and is Wilde’s only novel.  In this celebrated work, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late 19th-century England.  Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into the life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world.

This title is available in print, audiobook, ebook and e-audiobook formats through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our book club meets monthly in our downstairs meeting room, but program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library at least 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Black Panther movie poster

King T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader.  However, T’Challa finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country.  When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

Location: Meeting Room

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.

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.

color pencils

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room.   All supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.  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 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes