Pearl City Public Library

Address

1138 Waimano Home Rd, Pearl City, HI 96782, United States
808-453-6566

About

Welcome to the Pearl City Public Library! One of the largest libraries on Oʻahu, our library opened on Nov. 15, 1969 as Pearl City Regional Library. We are one of three Oahu libraries open on Sundays and located next to the Pearl City Police Station.

Upcoming Events

Computer stations on a table

Pearl City Public Library offers free basic computer instruction for adults 50+ on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.

Topics covered:

  • September 12 — Getting Started… Computer Basics
  • September 19 — Basic Internet Searching & Introduction to Social Media
  • September 26– How-To… E-mail

Library card required. RSVP required. Class size is limited to 4 students. Note: repeat instruction is not allowed during the same term. Last day of instruction is Wednesday, November 28 , 2018.

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 a program date.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct an informational program called “Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease,” featuring guest speakers Tom Rulon, Esq., Laurie T.S. Adamshick, Esq., and Kim Ong, Elder Care Coordinator with The Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC.

Learn why it is important to plan early, especially for those living with Alzheimer’s; the areas your planning should cover; what legal documents you’ll need and what they mean. Caregivers are welcome to attend!

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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 a program date.

Join us for Toddler Puzzle Time! Puzzles will be set out for toddlers to enjoy.

*Dates 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.

possums reading a book

Join us for Preschool Story Time followed by Preschool Crafts!

*Dates 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.

Tomb Raider Film 2018

Join us for a showing of the new TOMB RAIDER starring Alicia Vikander.

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action and some language. Children under the age 12 should be accompanied by a caregiver. Seating is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, fold up chairs, and dry snacks.

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.

Wonder

Sunday Double Feature!

Join us for a showing of Wonder, the movie based on the bestselling novel and starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Rated PG.

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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Join us for K-6th Children’s LEGO Mania where kids are free to create anything they choose!

 

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.

family reading

Have something in common with your teen; read a book together and enjoy laughing, discussing and thinking about books? The Library is hosting Book Club Hub: a Parent Teen Book Club that will create a forum for parents and students to read together.

The Teen Librarian will facilitate the book discussion and lead participants in activities and conversations about selected titles. The is a great opportunity to communicate with your tween/teen as she/he moves forward in becoming a lifelong reader.

Three sessions and three books are scheduled:

  • Monday , September 24, 2018 – 6 to 7:30 p.m. –  STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
  • Monday, October 29, 2018 – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – SEEDFOLKS by Paul Fleischman
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher.

All of these titles are available in the library system both in print and in e-book format. Several copies will be at Pearl City Public Library reference desk one month prior to each session. Call to reserve your copy. For ages 12 and up. Contact the Pearl City Teen Librarian if you have any questions. Our first book, STARGIRL  is a celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

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.
Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association will conduct an informational program called “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Caregivers are welcome to attend!

Seating is limited. RSVP required Call the library at 453-6566 to register.

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 a program date.

Strands of flower leis

Master Gardener Pam Hinsdale will show you which flowers to plant in your garden for beauty and lei-making. Traditional lei flowers are easy to grow and will give you flowers for lei for years to come.

All are welcome!

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.

Bingo Cards

Let’s face it–some movies are so bad–they are difficult to watch. The cure? Bad Movie Bingo! A game designed to get you through those cheesy one liners, bad ape costumes, car crashes and mullet haircuts. Pearl City Public Library will show a selection of  “bad” movies September, October, December, February, March, April and May–First Tuesday of these months. Come in–get a bingo card you use for the whole series, watch the movies and mark off each time an element (event, character trait, plot point) on the card (bad camera angle, cheap props, overused quips, etc.) appears on the screen, mark it off. First person to get a BINGO! pattern for the series will get a $10 gift card to a local movie theater.

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.

 

 

Volunteer Fair Two hands reaching out

Need to do community service? Newly retired? Interested in volunteering? Together as a family? With friends or work colleagues? The Pearl City Public Library welcomes people of all ages to attend Volunteer Fair Two!  Learn about the different ways you can serve and give back to the community! Ask the representative questions about volunteer opportunities within their organization & sign up.

Groups confirmed as of August 27, 2018*:

AARP Hawaiʻi
AccesSurf Hawaiʻi
Foster Grandparent Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden, Board of Water Supply, C & C of Honolulu
Hawaiʻi Literacy
Hawaiʻi SHIP, Executive Office on Aging
Hawaiian Humane Society
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
Lanakila Meals on Wheels
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Executive Office on Aging
Hawaiʻi Office of Elections
The Outdoor Circle
Pearl City Lions Club
Respite Companion Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Senior Companion Program, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Human Services
Hawaiʻi Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Executive Office on Aging
Storm Water Quality Branch, Dept. of Facility Management, C & C of Honolulu

This community service project has been brought to you by the Pearl City Public Library and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System.

*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 a program date.

 

Ever want to learn to play the legendary tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons?  Now is your chance! Experienced Game Masters will instruct and guide you on the basics of this role playing game that encourages creativity and problem-solving skills. Beginners and all skill levels invited. Interact with others to complete a quest, expand your mind, learn about character creation and world building. In Dungeons and Dragons anything is possible…ANYTHING!

Halloween cupcakes

Let’s get a head start on spooky treats for Halloween. Come decorate delicious cupcakes for an evening treat! Will you use orange and black icing? Make a scary face? Use candy corn? The options are limitless! All materials are included and the program is free but, make sure to register in advance. Call the reference desk at 808-453-6566 starting on October 1. Limited to 15 participants. 

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.

family reading

Have something in common with your teen; read a book together and enjoy laughing, discussing and thinking about books. Pearl City Library is hosting Book Club Hub: a Parent Teen Book Club that will create a forum for parents and students to read together. The Teen Librarian will facilitate the book discussion and lead participants in activities and conversations about selected titles. The is a great opportunity to communicate with your tween/teen as she/he moves forward in becoming a lifelong reader. Three sessions and three books are scheduled, all times are 6pm -7:30pm:  Monday , September 24, 2018 STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli; Monday, October 29, 2018 SEEDFOLKS by Paul Fleischman and Monday, November 26, 2018 THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher. All of these titles are available in the library system both in print and in e-book format. Several copies will be at Pearl City Public Library reference desk one month prior to each session. Call to reserve your copy. For ages 12 and up. Contact the Pearl City Teen Librarian if you have any questions. This month’s selection; Seedfolks, allows Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman to use thirteen speakers, each from a different ethnic group, to describe the transformation of an empty lot into a vibrant community garden  and in doing so, they each experience their own transformations. The story’s quiet beauty unfurls effortlessly–and lingers after the final page has been turned.

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.

What are you going to do with all that leftover Halloween Candy? Bring it to Pearl City Public Library for a session of candy experiments and math for learning fun! Which candy bar floats, does it take longer to melt M & M’s in water, milk, vinegar or oil? , let’s give your favorite sour candy the acid test!  We’ll do a variety of experiments with your Halloween stash and have guaranteed fun!

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.

 

 

family reading

Have something in common with your teen; read a book together and enjoy laughing, discussing and thinking about books. Pearl City Library is hosting Book Club Hub: a Parent Teen Book Club that will create a forum for parents and students to read together. The Teen Librarian will facilitate the book discussion and lead participants in activities and conversations about selected titles. The is a great opportunity to communicate with your tween/teen as she/he moves forward in becoming a lifelong reader. Three sessions and three books are scheduled, all times are 6pm -7:30pm:  Monday , September 24, 2018 STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli; Monday, October 29, 2018 SEEDFOLKS by Paul Fleischman and Monday, November 26, 2018 THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher. All of these titles are available in the library system both in print and in e-book format. Several copies will be at Pearl City Public Library reference desk one month prior to each session. Call to reserve your copy. For ages 12 and up. Contact the Pearl City Teen Librarian if you have any questions. November’s choice is The Future of Us ; a contemporary novel: It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out. They eagerly explore, in chapters that alternate between the two characters’ perspectives, the destinies their online profiles reveal.

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.

Pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments

Looking for some new decorations for the holidays?  Pearl City Public Library has some teen take and make kits containing all the supplies and instructions (except for glue and scissors) to make two different pipe cleaner Christmas Tree ornaments.  Stop by the YA area to get yours.  There is a limit of one per person until supplies last. Have a little holiday fun without ever leaving home! Kits will be available starting December 10.

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.

Strawberry ice cream

Yes! Let’s make Tin Can Ice Cream! January 15 is when we celebrate this tasty cold treat. Dating back to at least 1813, strawberry ice cream was served at the second inauguration of James Madison. Making homemade ice cream in a can is fun,easy and uses only a few ingredients. Our ice cream will be  made by blending strawberry flavoring with eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and sugar in a 1 lb coffee can surrounded by ice and rock salt in a larger 3 lb can. Ingredients will be provided but please bring a clean, empty 1 lb and 3 lb coffee can if you are able. Some will be provided; and call to reserve a spot! 808-453-6566 beginning on December 28.

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 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 62
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 29
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes