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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 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.

In Remembrance of December 7, 1941

November 28, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Friday, December 7, 2018 marks the 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Because our campus is right next to this sacred battleground, James Fujita, Associate Professor of History, was inspired to display his Pearl Harbor memorabilia. If you haven’t seen his display yet, please come by!

October Library Displays: Creepy and Criminal

October 16, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

All Hallow’s Read

At the Learning Commons’ main entrance, you’ll find spooky tales, modern and classic.

Halloween book display

If you pass the front/circulation desk, you’ll find spooky tales of Asian and Hawaiian-Pacific lore in front of our Kapunawai room.

Asian and Hawaiian-Pacific Halloween Book Display

True Crime Reads

Magnifying Glass and FingerprintsOn the Leeward Library’s upper level, read about real events of murder, mystery, and criminal investigation. A selection of local and national stories are available for insight and intrigue.

True Crime book display

We’ll be hosting a Halloween mystery activity October 30th [New Window]! Details coming soon . . .

“That’s one small step for a man . . .”

June 26, 2018 by An | 0 comments

” . . . one giant leap for mankind.” ~ Neil Armstrong

Associate Professor James Fujita created a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) display from his personal collection of space memorabilia!

Stop by and view his collection–which includes photos, collectors cards, figurines, and more! This display will be up until August 31st.

Holo Holo Oʻahu

May 22, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Have you made any plans this summer? Visit historic landmarks, hit the beach, take up a water sport, or put on your hiking boots! For more ideas on where to go and what to do ’round the island, browse our summer book displays to see what Oʻahu has to offer!

Site Seeing Oahu Book Display
Outdoor Activities Oahu

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