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Finals Countdown & Extended Hours: April 22 – May 10

March 31, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Flyer

The Finals Countdown period begins Monday, April 22nd!

During the last 3 weeks of the semester, we will be extending our hours Monday – Thursday until 9:00 p.m., offer space for office hours, review sessions, workshops, and de-stressing activities, and Student Government will fund snacks for Finals Countdown activities. If you (or your student club) would like to host a review session, office hours, or an activity, please fill out our Finals Countdown Space Request Form.

For more information and event updates, view our Finals Countdown Event Page.

The BIG LIBRARY READ starts on April 1st!

March 24, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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Big Library Read [New Window] is an international e-book reading program facilitated by OverDrive, connecting millions of readers around the world.

Homes: A Refugee Story [New Window] has been selected for the next Big Library Read. On April 1-15, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to borrow this e-book through our OverDrive database [New Window]. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

About the Book

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes [New Window] tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends. Homes [New Window] is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria


Join the Global Discussion Board

See what others are saying about Homes in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com [New Window].

Big Library Read Giveaway Sweepstakes

Sponsored by OverDrive, enter the Big Library Read sweepstakes [New Window] to win a Kobo Aura H2O.
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New OverDrive Reads – March 2019

March 24, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the book cover image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

We Are Displaced book cover Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls book cover I've Been Meaning to Tell You book cover
All You Can Ever Know book cover Tell Me How It Ends book cover Humble Leadership book cover

 

New Ebooks for Spring Break

March 18, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Looking for something interesting to read over the break? How about one our new titles from Ebook Central? Just click on a cover image to start reading! If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password.

How Smart Machines Think by Sean Gerrish Bad Programming Practices 101 by Karl Beecher Bits to Bitcoin by Mark Stuart Day
Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies by Donald Barclay Once upon an Algorithm by Martin Erwig Guns and Suicide by Michael Anestis
Inventing the Immigration Problem by Katherine Benton-Cohen Weaving the Dark Web by Robert Gehl The Language of Cybersecurity by Maria Antonieta Flores
Hazing: Destroying Young Lives by Hank Nuwer Twitterbots by Tony Veale Twitter and Tear Gas by Zeynep Tufekci

We have more than 158,000 titles available in Ebook Central [New Window], so if these don’t pique your interest, you’ll surely find something else that will.

The BIG LIBRARY READ is back!

March 18, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Want to join a global reading community?

Big Library Read is April 1-15 and is the global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive where you can read and discuss the same e-book with other readers from around the world.

What will be the chosen e-book this year? Watch for more information next week.

In the meantime, visit our OverDrive database collection of e-books for other great reads.

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