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NEW BOOKS: Best Sellers and OverDrive Collections – November 2019

November 4, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New Best Seller Titles

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].

The Farm: A Novel Fire and Blood Where the Crawdads Sing Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love The Silent Patient Summer of '69 How Not to Get Shto: And Other Advice from White People American Royals Every Breath

New OverDrive [New Window] Audiobook and E-Book Titles

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Click on the image to access the audiobook’s Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the audiobook in OverDrive [New Window].

Lean In book cover Crushing It book cover Primal Leadership book cover

Click on the book’s image to access the e-book’s Voyager catalog record.

The Revisioners book cover The Revolution of Birdie Randolph book cover The Big Book of the Dead book cover 

Have you heard of a book that you wished we had at Leeward?

We welcome your suggestions…Please fill out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

 

October 7, 2019
by Eileen Sakamoto
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Oc-THRILL-ber Library Displays

Stephen King: King of Horror

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
 -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King is a prolific writer of many short stories and books such as The Shining, IT, Carrie, Misery, The Green Mile, and Shawshank Redemption. His stories have enthralled us with mystery, horror, imagination and magic! Many have been turned into films and television series, including the forthcoming The Stand.

Leeward Library’s OverDrive Collection [New Window] offers two new e-books, The Institute and The Stand, that you can read via your mobile device. 

Gothic Horror Fiction Reads

Gothic Horror Fiction: Classic and Contemporary Novels

Located near the Reference Desk on the Library’s upper level is a display of print and e-book titles, including QR (quick response) codes to access these titles through their Hawaiʻi Voyager records.

From Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto published in 1764 to Richard Matheson’s 1954 classic I am Legend to Emily Carroll’s 2014 graphic novel Through the Woods, readers have appreciated a little scare, shock, and suspense for centuries.

Come visit our Oc-THRILL-ber displays that will be up through the month of October.  

 

Oc-THRILL-ber on OverDrive

October 7, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments


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Your mobile NIGHTMARE begins on OverDrive!

In October, visit OverDrive’s [New Window] Oc-THRILL-ber special collection of thrillers, mysteries, horror, and a few zombies.

Did you hear? Coming soon to OverDrive…

Audiobooks on OverDrive

Your audiobook suggestions are appreciated. Please fill out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

New OverDrive Titles

Click on the book’s 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.

The Institute book cover The Stand book cover Facing the Spears of Change book cover

 

Banned Books Week: Keep the Light On – September 22-28!

September 16, 2019 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Banned Books Week – Keep the Light On – September 22 – 28

Ray Bradbury once commented, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them.” 

Leeward CC Library’s display “Keep the Light On” showcases books that have been banned or challenged.  These books will NOT be circulated during Banned Books Week. This is to reflect what it feels like to live in a society that has limited what we can or cannot read. The books will be available to borrow from September 30th.

As Salman Rushdie said, “Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” Please come visit our banned books display which will be unveiled on September 22nd. For more information on Banned/Challenged books please visit this site: Banned Books Week LibGuide [New Window].

 

NEW BOOKS: Best Sellers and OverDrive Collections – September 2019

September 9, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

RELAX with a Best Seller!

The Best Sellers Collection [New Window] is on the library’s main level and features a rotating selection of bestselling fiction and non-fiction print books from popular authors on a three-week borrowing period.

New Best Seller Titles

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].

The Poet X book cover The Lost Girls of Paris The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls book cover The Silence of the Girls book cover Time's Convert book cover Lost Children Archive book cover Unsheltered book cover The Ruin of Kings book cover My Sister, the Serial Killer book cover Evvie Drake Starts Over book cover

Your mobile ADVENTURE begins on OverDrive!

The OverDrive Collection [New Window] contains digital general interest non-fiction and fiction titles along with titles supporting Leeward classes. Use the “New Additions” sub-collection [New Window] to review all titles available.  These e-books have a two-week loan period.

New OverDrive Titles

Click on the book’s image to access the e-book’s Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive.

The Testaments book cover The Uninhabitable Earth book cover Finding Meaning: Kaona and Contemporary Hawaiian Literature book cover Hoʻi Hou Ka Mauli Ola book cover Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story book cover Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance book cover Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion book cover Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat book cover 21 Lessons for the 21st Century book cover Undo It! book cover Ducks, Newburyport book cover When - The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing book cover One of Us is Lying book cover Shortest Way Home Digital Minimalism book cover The Yellow House book cover Boys Will Be Boys book cover An American Summer book cover

Is there a book you’d like us to get?

We welcome your suggestions…Please fill out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

 

Let the Fall E-Book Reading Begin!

August 25, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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

Just a few reasons to try an e-book on OverDrive:

  • Downloadable ebooks for viewing on tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and desktops
  • Online and offline viewing modes
  • Supported formats include Kindle Books, OverDrive Read, and EPUB eBook
  • Two-week loan period. No late returns, no overdue fines, ever!

If you are interested in a title 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].

Three Women book cover Ironopolis book cover The Five book cover
The Source of Self-Regard book cover Thirteen Reasons Why book cover Nā Wāhine Koa book cover
Existentialism From Dostoevsky To Sartre book cover Kokoro book cover The Stranger book cover

 

New OverDrive Reads – May 2019

April 30, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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

If you are interested in a title 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].

Where the Crawdads Sing book cover Women Talking book cover Dig book cover
Shark Dialogues book cover Tu book cover The Tattoo book cover

 

April 29, 2019
by Jason Yamashita
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Job and Career Preparation Resources Display

Are you looking to update your resume or perhaps interested in further developing your leadership skills?

Located near the Reference Desk on the Leeward Library’s upper level is a display of selected books to support your work and career goals.

Included is an assortment of e-book titles with QR (quick response) codes to access titles through their Hawaiʻi Voyager records. Also, check out the Job and Career Preparation collection  [New Window] in OverDrive.
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April 8, 2019
by Jason Yamashita
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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.

 

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