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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.

 

The BIG LIBRARY READ Concludes on April 15th

April 8, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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OverDrive’s international e-book reading program, Big Library Read [New Window], ends on April 15th.

There’s still time to utilize our 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. Beginning on April 16th, this e-book will be updated to one user access at a time.

Global Community Discussion

See what others are saying about Homes in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com [New Window].

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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.
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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

New OverDrive Reads – March 2019

March 24, 2019 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 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].

We Are Displaced book cover Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls book cover I've Been Meaning to Tell You book cover
All You Can Ever Know book cover Tell Me How It Ends book cover Humble Leadership book cover

 

New Ebooks for Spring Break

March 18, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Looking for something interesting to read over the break? How about one our new titles from Ebook Central? Just click on a cover image to start reading! If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password.

How Smart Machines Think by Sean Gerrish Bad Programming Practices 101 by Karl Beecher Bits to Bitcoin by Mark Stuart Day
Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies by Donald Barclay Once upon an Algorithm by Martin Erwig Guns and Suicide by Michael Anestis
Inventing the Immigration Problem by Katherine Benton-Cohen Weaving the Dark Web by Robert Gehl The Language of Cybersecurity by Maria Antonieta Flores
Hazing: Destroying Young Lives by Hank Nuwer Twitterbots by Tony Veale Twitter and Tear Gas by Zeynep Tufekci

We have more than 158,000 titles available in Ebook Central [New Window], so if these don’t pique your interest, you’ll surely find something else that will.

The BIG LIBRARY READ is back!

March 18, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Want to join a global reading community?

Big Library Read is April 1-15 and is the global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive where you can read and discuss the same e-book with other readers from around the world.

What will be the chosen e-book this year? Watch for more information next week.

In the meantime, visit our OverDrive database collection of e-books for other great reads.

February 2019 Best Sellers

February 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

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

Becoming Beneath the Citadel Broken Lands Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Elevation In Pieces The Reckoning 29 Dates The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Great Believers

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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