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Thanksgiving Food Drives: November 1-16

October 22, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Hawaii Foodbank Web PageHanai ia Leeward Web Page

The library will be hosting 2 Thanksgiving food drives, November 1-16! Please consider going through your cupboards and donate either to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank [New Window] or Hānai iā Leeward [New Window]. Donation boxes will be placed at the main entrance of the Learning Commons.

Contributions to the Hawaiʻi Foodbank will be distributed to local families in need; contributions to Hānai iā Leeward will be distributed to Leeward CC students participating in this program.

Top 5 items needed:

  1. Canned proteins
  2. Canned meals
  3. Canned vegetables
  4. Canned fruits
  5. Rice

For more information, please contact An Hollowell, x301 or

New OverDrive Reads – October 2018

October 22, 2018 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 new 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].

Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy book cover


You’ve seen the movie, now enjoy Kevin Kwan’s lavish and hilarious novel. This is an additional OverDrive copy of Crazy Rich Asians that includes the full trilogy.



An American Marriage book cover The End We Start From book cover


Heart Berries book cover White Fragility book cover The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook book cover
2018/2019 ASVAB for Dummies book cover Virtual and Augmented Reality for Dummies book cover Public Speaking Skills for Dummies book cover
Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace book cover

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 . . .

October 5, 2018
by junie

Make a Difference, Register to Vote!

Come to the Library on Tuesday, October 9 at 12 – 1 pm, the last day to register online to vote in the General Election. Already registered but don’t know who to vote for or where to go for credible information about the issues affecting you? Come to the Library to find credible websites to get information to help you make the right choices for you. Make your vote count!

Banned Books Week Continues on OverDrive

October 1, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Last week was the national Banned Books Week [New Window]. There’s still time to FREE a banned book from our library displays of books featuring titles that have been challenged for withdrawal in libraries across the country. Or, for your convenience, below are challenged titles available as e-books through the OverDrive database [New Window].

Book cover of 1984 Book cover of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book cover of Annie on My Mind Cover of The Color Purple Book cover of The Handmaid's Tale Book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book cover of The Lord of the Rings Book cover of The Namesake Book cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book cover of An Abundance of Katherines Book cover of Paper Towns

Please note: Clicking on an image above will take you to 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].

Database Trial: Mometrix eLibrary

September 17, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Thinking of applying for grad school, but dreading the GRE?  Studying for the NCLEX or Praxis?  Whether you need to resurrect long-forgotten math skills or prepare for a professional certification exam, the library’s newest trial may be of interest to you.

Mometrix eLibrary offers study guides and practice questions for many standardized exams, including Praxis, GRE, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, NCLEX, CLEP, MCAT, GMAT, and more.

Study Guides menu:

Mometrix study guides screenshot

Sample study guide: TOEFL Secrets.

Mometrix TOEFL study guide screenshot

Practice Tests menu:

Mometrix practice tests screenshot

Sample practice test: GRE Verbal Reasoning.

Mometrix GRE practice test screenshot

Access the trial at: [New Window]
Password: LCC0525799

Trial runs through approximately 10/29/2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions, so we appreciate your honest assessment.  After reviewing Mometrix eLibrary, please submit your feedback: [New Window].

September 7, 2018
by Ralph Toyama

Library Learning Series: Self Care

Library Learning Series and the Health and Wellness Committee are presenting a session on Self Care! Join a panel of experts on tai chi, meditation, and aromatherapy for this active session. Self care is an essential component of academic success, so join us to learn about great options to center your body, mind, and spirit.


  • Greg Walker – Tai Chi
  • Sunny Kharbanda – Meditation
  • An Hollowell – Aromatherapy

Open to all faculty, students, and staff. Thursday, September 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Kapunawai Room, 2nd floor of the Learning Commons.

New Resource: Credo View

September 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

The library is pleased to introduce Credo View [New Window], a wonderful new resource to support information literacy.

Credo View provides streaming video content on a variety of information literacy topics.  The 60 brief videos are organized into 9 broad subject areas.  Most of the videos are around 2-3 minutes long, with closed captions and transcripts available.

Screenshot of Credo View menu

Primary and Secondary Research video screenshot

You can find Credo View in our A-Z Databases list [New Window].  If you need direct links to individual videos, or have any questions about Credo View, please contact Cheryl Urasaki (

September 2018 Best Sellers

September 5, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Here’s what’s new in our Best Sellers collection:

Bird and the Blade Boying Up 9 Days and 9 Nights Emerald Sea Ever After Black Klansman Always Never Yours Between You and Me

Click on the book’s image to place a hold on it in our Voyager catalog! For instructions on placing a hold on a library item, click here [New Window].

If you are anticipating a new release or have a suggestion, please fill out our Best Sellers suggestion form [New Window]!

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