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On Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the Adult Reading Area, author Clear Englebert will discuss "feng shui for love and money," which is also the title of his latest book. With the assistance of Friends of Kaimuki Public Library (FKPL), copies of Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and Feng Shui for Love & Money, will be available for purchase by check or cash (exact change, please) for $20.00, $23.00, and $13.00, respectively. Prices include Hawaii general excise tax. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to FKPL for library support.


Family story times featuring stories, rhymes, and crafts are being held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Interested readers are invited to join the Kaimuki Public Library Book Club along with volunteers from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and Friends of Kaimuki Public Library (FKPL). There will be monthly discussion meetings on the second Friday morning of each month, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to borrow and read the books in advance.

Starting with the February 12 meeting, the venue will be changed to the FKPL book store located at the east end of the library's basement.

Scheduled book discussions are:

February 12: The space between us (Thrity N. Umrigar) -- HSPLS has print.

March 18: The alchemyst (Michael Scott) -- HSPLS has e-book, print, and audiobook (CD and downloadable).

PHOTO EXHIBIT - Connections

An exhibit of photos taken by students in Kamehameha High School photography classes and SEEQS Middle School in Kaimuki is on display in the lobby through Friday, February 26. The photos were produced using double exposure development and show the points of view of these different groups of photographers.



Pop-up book sale: on Tuesday, February 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., FKPL will hold a pop-up book-and-media sale in the covered library staff parking area and FKPL book store, both at the east end of the building on the lower level. Most items will be priced under $5.00.

Weekly book store: FKPL's book store is open every Tuesday except holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the east end of the library's basement: Paperbacks: $0.50 Hardcover: $1.00 Or priced as marked. Additionally CDs and DVDs are $1.00 each. Cash only, please.

Indoor book sale: the indoor book sale continues inside the library (along the wall that parallels Koko Head Avenue) during library open hours with the same great prices as the book store.

FKPL and the library thank you for your support!


Tutorial appointments are filled through May. Consequently the library is presently not accepting appointments for Friday-morning computer tutorials. Please inquire in early April for June availability. Tutorials are held on Friday-mornings (10:00 or 11:00 a.m.; 1 hour max) and cover essential computer use, e-mail, surfing the Web, Microsoft Office basics, or any other introductory computer-use topic of your choice. A valid HSPLS card is necessary in order to participate.



Please call the library 2 weeks prior to any library program to request a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodation if needed.


In observance of Presidents' Day, all public libraries will be closed on Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14, and Monday, February 15.

The bookdrops in the Kaimuki Public Library upper parking lot will be locked starting at 5:00 p.m. on February 12 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16. During that time, the book return by the front door will remain available for the return of books only. Library materials will not be due on the closure dates, so please wait until the library re-opens to return library materials. Thank you for your cooperation.


Sunday 10 am -- 5 pm

Mon & Tue 10 am -- 8 pm

Wed & Thu 10 am -- 6 pm

Friday 1 pm -- 5 pm

Closed every Saturday.

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Sun - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mon - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tues - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wed. - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs.- 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sat & State Holidays - Closed

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Branch Manager -- Maile Davis
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage
Reference Librarian -- Christin Lozano
Reference Librarian -- Peter Kanehiro
Young Adult Librarian -- Roberta Schmitz

Library Cards
first one free, replacement $5.00
Loan Period
3 weeks for books and CDs
1 week for DVDs/ videos
View more information on Borrowing, Returning & Renewing Materials
Overdue fines
25 cents per day for all ages for books, CDs, DVDs/videos
Rental fees
$1.00 per week for DVDs and videos



Children's Storytimes
Most Sundays at 10:30 am, call 733-8422. Enjoy stories and a simple craft.

Internet Computers -- one hour sessions with valid library card
13 internet computers for the public, one w/ ADA accommodations... printing available, donations requested
Click here for commonly asked questions regarding PC Reservations
Reserve a PC here

Loan Renewals:
In person: bring library material to renew
For online renewals, use and "my account" and your library card no.

Book Drops -- for after business hours -- one by the front door or drive-up book drop in the upper parking lot

Friends of the Kaimuki Library -- support group for the library
-- Members and officers needed
-- Ongoing book sale bookshelf - $1.00 per book

2 Photocopiers
** 20 cents per page

2 Microfilm Reader/Printers
** 15 cents per page

Ongoing Book Sale
** Friends of Kaimuki Library

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