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Libraries = Strong Communities

April 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

What is National Library Week? Each year, around the 2nd week of April, libraries across the nation will highlight the roles of libraries, librarians, and staff and what part they play in communities. This year’s National Library Week theme is: Libraries = Strong Communities.

For most students at Leeward Community College, the library is the first place they go when they are in need of answers. Come by and let us show you what we have to offer (besides books & computers)!

Schedule of Events

Apr 1-15

Big Library Read [New Window]

Big Library Read is an e-book club hosted by our OverDrive database [New Window]. During April 1-15, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to the Home: A Refugee Story e-book via OverDrive [New Window].

Post your photos, videos, or text and hashtag #BigLibraryRead on social media to win a Kobo Aura H2O eReaderClick here for sweepstakes rules [New Window].

Apr  1 – May 3

Annual Hawai‘i Foodbank Food Drive [New Window]

The Hawaii Foodbank is hosting it’s Annual State Employees Food Drive! To support this cause, the library will be collecting donations. See front desk staff for details!

Apr 7-13

National Library Week [New Window]

We have so many fun things in store for you as we celebrate our role as YOUR Library! Come by and let us show you what we have to offer (besides books & computers)!

Apr 8-13

#MyLibraryMyStory [New Window]

Whip out your phones and tablets! Post photos, videos, or text on Instagram or Twitter & tell the American Library Association [New Window] what you love about Leeward CC Library! You may win a $100 VISA gift card!!! Don’t forget to hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory and tag us:

Apr 8-21

Annual Library Survey

Please fill out our annual survey to provide feedback on how we can improve our services. We will be distributing our annual survey via email, our National Library Week webpage, and you can do it in person at our iPad kiosks–located at the Learning Commons’ entrance or upstairs by the Reference Desk!

For more information, visit our National Library Week page [New Window].

The BIG LIBRARY READ – April 1-15

April 1, 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.

During April 1-15, Leeward CC Library users have unlimited access to borrow Homes: A Refugee Story [New Window] through our OverDrive database [New Window]. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

A Letter from Co-Author Winnie Yeung

 


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.
Homes Kobo Aura Sweepstakes

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.
Homes Kobo Aura Sweepstakes

March 11, 2019
by An
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Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos: Alumnus, Author, Advocate

Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos

National Women’s History Month

Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

Event: Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos:
Alumnus, Author, Advocate
Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 12 – 12:50 p.m.
Location: Kapunawai Room, Library

To wrap up Women’s History HERstory Month [New Window], please join us in welcoming former Leeward CC student (and library student worker!), Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos, for a reading from her book Falling Perfectly Without Trying [New Window] and sharing her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence. Light refreshments will be served.

Falling Perfectly Without Trying: A True Story

For more information on this event, view this event’s page [New Window].

Kapunawai hosts Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) Display

February 13, 2019 by aapaikai | 0 comments

Leeward library is thrilled to be hosting a new exhibit on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) in Kapunawai for the Spring 2019 semester.  ROD was detected in 2014 within forests located on Hawaiʻi island. Since then, the fungal disease has rapidly spread, killing hundreds of thousands of trees and drastically impacting our native forests.  In May 2018, ROD was discovered on Kauaʻi, making it the second island in the archipelago to be plagued with the disease. (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

This exhibit was developed by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Science and Technology Department librarians and was on display at Hamilton Library in 2018.  The exhibit includes some components that are on loan from Lyon Arboretum as well as library resources.

Rapid Ohia Death Display

In addition to the exhibit, the library will host Marian Chau, the Seed Conservation Lab Manager at the Lyon Arboretum, and Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, the Statewide Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Outreach Coordinator, for a ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop and Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death informational presentation.  Please join us on March 29, 2019 from 8am-11am to learn more about conserving our beloved ʻŌhiʻa!

Ohia Seed Conservation Workshop Flyer

If you or your students are interested in creating or collaborating on any programming or events that align with this exhibit, please contact Annemarie at aapaikai@hawaii.edu or x390

For more information about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and it’s impacts on our forests, please visit to this Leeward library libguide for online and print resources related to ʻŌhiʻa and ROD.

Finals Countdown Kick-Off!

November 28, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Snacks

We kicked off Finals Countdown this week with Library Extended Hours, KiMOBEAN Extended Hours, Focused Workshops at the Writing Center, and faculty review sessions/office hours! Please promote our events to your students!

There’s still time and space! If you would like to host a review session, office hours, or an event, please fill out our Finals Countdown Space Request Form [New Window].

For more information about Finals Countdown and event schedules, please view our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) Ka Pa’alana Holiday Toy Drive

November 28, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Toy Donation Box

We are collecting as many new/unwrapped toys as we can! The toys will be distributed to the Partners in Development Ka Pa‘alana Program [New Window], which serves homeless and at-risk families on the Leeward Coast. Toys should be geared towards pre-school children, ages 5 and under. The drive ends Friday, December 7th.

This will be the library’s last 50 Acts of Service event for the year.

If you have any questions, please contact An Hollowell (ahollowe@hawaii.edu or x301).

 

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