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National Library Week: Libraries = Strong Communities

April 9, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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It’s National Library Week! Drop by the library to check out our awesome displays this year!

How can we make our learning community mo’ bettah?

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Moʻo (gecko) is pōloli (hungry) for feedback! Go to his tank (by the front entrance of the Learning Commons) and feed him a comment -or- post a sticky note on his whiteboard…which is roaming around somewhere in the Learning Commons…

Main Level Book Displays

Ko Kākou Mau Kaiāulu (Our Communities) — showcasing books about our communities and culture on Oʻahu.

Join the Book Potluck [New Window] — featuring books recommended by YOU.

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Libraries in our Community!

We compiled a slideshow highlighting unique facts and services about a few libraries in our community! Click on the image below to view our slideshow!

Community Libraries Slideshow

For more information on activities and events during National Library Week: [New Window].

April 8, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

BOOK POTLUCK…Share a Tasty Read!

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We invite you to participate in a Book Potluck by recommending to our library community a favorite or meaningful book from our collection.

How to Participate: 

1) Select your book of choice from our collection. An e-book is okay too.

2) Fill out a comment card about the book. This is available on the “Book Potluck” display unit on the Library’s UPPER level. If your book is an e-book, please check the box for “E-book” and we will print the e-book cover.

3) Place book and comment card on the UPPER level display unit.

Periodically, these books will be moved and showcased in the entrance display case on the Library’s MAIN level.

Please visit our National Library Week page [New Window] for more activities and information.
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Add an ʻono book to this display unit on the Library’s upper level.


March 11, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Women’s HERstory Month Displays

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March is Women’s History Herstory Month.

Take a moment to engage with HERSTORY through the following three displays in the Leeward Library’s main level:

Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence” [New Window] — the 2019 theme from the National Women’s History Alliance

In Her Own Words — a selection of autobiographical reads

Best Sellers Collection — an assortment of popular fiction and nonfiction titles

Please see the Circulation Desk to access and borrow books in the display cases.

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Interested in an e-book? Check out the “Women’s HERstory Month Reads” in the OverDrive database [New Window].


March 11, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

New Art Books in Our Collection

 Instruction  ~  Inspiration  ~  Imagination

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Located on display in the library’s upper level (near the Periodicals shelving), these new books cover topics on art making, art history, and art criticism. A few innovative graphic novels are also available.

Click on cover images below for details and availability.

Vitamin C book cover Broad Strokes book cover Design is Storytelling book cover
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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.

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