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I Mua Nō Ka ʻUlu: Celebrate ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Month!

January 31, 2017 by | 0 comments

The month of Pepeluali (February) is celebrated as ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi month.  Here at Leeward library, some of our newest resources include 31 children’s books written entirely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! This series is called I Mua Nō Ka ʻUlu and and all of the titles were written by the late Sam Noʻeau Warner.  Although these books were written for children, language learners at all levels will find immense value in both the content and the grammar within these materials.  You can access these and many other resources that perpetuate the Hawaiian language in our Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection.


All of these exciting titles can be found upstairs in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection at call numbers PL6445 .W36517 2009 – PL6445 .W36589 2009

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January 25, 2017
by Natalie Wahl

Identifying Campus Plants: A Horticulture, Kilo ‘Aina, & Library Collaboration

You may notice some interesting new signage around campus! Horticulture lab classes came to Leeward Library last week to identify plants, find information on their plant (and cite sources!), and create informational signage on their plant. This place based learning lab was created to connect culture and science and to inspire and inform a population of students, staff, faculty, and community members that pass these plants every day.

Keep an eye out for these student-made signs, and if you are interested in learning how to identify plants, please visit this LibGuide that is full of library resources (both print and electronic). Also, if you are interested in hosting a similar project in the library, please contact Natalie at!

January 24, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

Save $$ with New e-Resources at Your Library

We’re kicking off our Spring Library Learning Series with a reprise of our convocation breakout session from early January.  If you missed it the first time now’s your chance to catch it again!

  • Tuesday, January 31
  • 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Library, Kapunawai

With Carina Chernisky, Public Services Specialist and Librarians Junie Hayashi, Annemarie Paikai, and Natalie Wahl.

Leeward CC Library staff will show you how new e-resources can support your students and enhance your academic, professional, and personal life.  Featured resources include:

Our next Library Learning Series workshop will be in late February.

January 23, 2017

New Books: Jan 23, 2017

Please check the location of the following items, as some are on our new book cart located on the third floor, in a display case, or have already been placed in the stacks. Titles from our General Collection can be “held” via Voyager (click on the link below and follow these directions).

General Collection
$2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer (Voyager)
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public by Steven M. Druker (Voyager)
Black Flags: the Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick (Voyager)
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams (Voyager)
The Cartoon Guide to Algebra by Larry Gonick (Voyager)
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders by Aaron T. Beck, Denise D. Davis, and Arthur Freeman (Voyager)
The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair by Dennis W. Parks (Voyager)
Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause (Voyager)
The Divine by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie (Voyager)
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by Tom Denton (Voyager)
ESL Classroom Activities for Teens & Adults: Fluency Activities and Grammar Drills by Shelley Ann Vernon (Voyager)
Food Forensics: the Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them in Lifelong Health by Mike Adams (Voyager)
Humans: from the Beginning by Christopher Seddon (Voyager)
Killing and Dying: Stories by Adrian Tomine (Voyager)
March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Voyager)
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Voyager)
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD (Voyager)
Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, and Ibrahim Moustafa (Voyager)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Voyager)
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks and Jor Die Bellaire (Voyager)
The Osamu Tezuka Story: a Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions (Voyager)
The Past in Perspective: an Introduction to Human Prehistory by Kenneth L. Feder (Voyager)
The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey (Voyager)
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III, and Dave Stewart (Voyager)
The Sheriff of Babylon: Bang, Bang, Bang by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (Voyager)
The Vision: Little Worse Than a Man by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Voyager)

Hawaiian/Pacific Collection
Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku, and Amiria Salmond (Voyager)
For a Song by Rodney Morales (Voyager)
Ho’ala Loko I’a: Permit Application Guidebook by the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (Voyager)
The Lives of Hawai’i’s Dolphins and Whales: Natural History and Conservation by Robin W. Baird (Voyager)
Long Hops: Making Sense of Bird Migration by Mark Denny (Voyager)
Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands by Michelle MacCarthy (Voyager)
The Maori Meeting House: Introducing the Whare Whakairo by Damian Skinner (Voyager)
Plants for Our Healing by May Kealoha (Voyager)

Juvenile Collection
A Poem for Peter: the Story of Ezra Jack Keats by Andrea Davis Pickney (Voyager)
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (Voyager)
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty (Voyager)
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashely Spires (Voyager)
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada (Voyager)


January 16, 2017

New eBooks: Jan 16, 2017

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell (access)
Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life by Marilee G. Adams, PhD (access)
Cleopatra: a Life by Stacy Schiff (access)
Creative Revolution: Personal Transformation Through Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley (access)
Demelza by Winston Graham (access)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (access)
Financial Literacy for Millenials: a Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life for Teens, College Students, and Young Adults by Andrew Smith (access)
Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham (access)
Mindfulness: an Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams (access)
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel (access)
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen (access)
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham (access)
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (access)
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (access)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (access)
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell (access)

January 10, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

More Than Academics

The Library’s mission is to provide an information-rich, learner-centered environment fostering discovery, critical thinking, and innovation in support of academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning.  While our services and resources will always be focused on supporting classroom instruction, in recent years, we have acquired new resources that support the personal and intellectual growth and well-being of the entire campus.  If you haven’t taken a look at what we have to offer, here’s what you’re missing-

  • News junkies:  New York Times Online.  Full access to online content with the Academic Pass.  Learn how to create your account here.
  • Magazine connoisseurs:  Flipster digital magazines optimized for tablet and smartphones.  Nearly 40 titles and growing. If you don’t see a title you want to read let us know.  Submit your requests here.
  • Bookworms:  As a library we’ve always had books but we acquired few bestsellers or trade fiction and non-fiction titles. Our Bestsellers collection is for dedicated fans of the printed book.  Go to the 3rd floor to browse this collection. Suggest an author and we’ll be on the lookout for new releases.  Submit your requests here.
  • E-book enthusiasts:  Our Overdrive e-book platform is optimized for tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.  Find a variety of personal growth, health and well-being, bestsellers, and Dummies titles here.  This is a growing collection and we are always open to suggestions.  Submit your requests here.
  • Documentary lovers:  The Kanopy video platform provides online streaming access to thousands of full-length documentaries, foreign films and classic movies.  New releases abound!
  • Data nerds:  Statista offers over 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources.  Charts, graphs, and tables are exportable in several formats.  Illustrate your reports and posters with ready-made infographics.
  • IT experts:  Enhance your skills and retain your certifications by using our Safari Online collection of IT and computer science manuals.  Includes desktop and web applications, computer programming, digital media, and more.

Everything I’ve mentioned here and much more is found on our homepage at  Enjoy!


January 10, 2017
by Eileen Sakamoto

Martin Luther King, Jr : We Shall Overcome


With the upcoming national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday on January 16th, this Kanopy film has excerpts of some of his most eloquent and inspiring speeches.  He speaks of the rights of all people to achieve racial equality through ‘protest without violence’.   He felt empowered by the Christian faith and influenced by the demonstrations of Gandhi.

In the 11-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over 6 million miles and spoke over 2500 times, wherever there was a need to contest injustice and racial prejudice. Kanopy offers other films on this brilliant orator and writer.

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