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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 aapaikai@hawaii.edu 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.

February 4, 2019
by Jason Yamashita
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Black History Month Displays

Black History Month Books on Lower Level
February is Black History Month.

This year’s theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is “Black Migrations” [New Window].

A selection of books are on display in the library’s lower and upper levels.

New book titles include:

Black History Month upper level book display

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 . . .

January 21, 2018
by An
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Art & Book Displays

Hōʻikeākea: Student Art Showcase – Kapunawai Room
Selected pieces from the HWST 107 Fall semester class!

Sustainability in Hawaiʻi – Main Entrance
Searching for books on sustainability? You might be interested in a few of these!

2018 Forecast (Astrology) – Main Entrance
Find your sign and see what the stars have planned for you in 2018!

Chinese/Lunar New Year 2018 – Main Entrance
Welcoming Chinese/Lunar New Year 2018 on February 16th – the year of the dog!

January 16, 2018
by An
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What’s new this Spring?

They Asked, We Delivered!

Best Sellers Collection

We added comfy new bean bag chairs in our Best Sellers section. The bean bag chairs were suggested by the students on the Student Library Wish List board displayed during the Fall semester. A couple of students who tested the chairs commented that the bean bag chairs will be their reason to come into the library to study!

Fun Ways to Go Green!

Fun Ways to Go Green bulletin board

The circulation staff created the “Fun Ways to Go Green!” display board in both of the library’s stairwells. Come by and check out the fun green tips suggested by the staff!

In Case You Missed It . . .

Adding Spring 2018 Course Reserves

If you would like to add required and/or supplemental course materials to our Course Reserves shelf, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact Kale Kingsbury (x209 or kalekona@hawaii.edu).

AUW Hawaii Cares Group Toiletry Drive

One Shower at a Time donation box

The library will be collecting toiletry items until January 31st. Thank you to those who have already donated! We have a couple more weeks to go to collect items! If you wish to donate, please drop them off at the library’s circulation desk. For a list of suggested items, go here.

Spring 2018 Hours

Our hours this semester are:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please encourage your students to get their Leeward CC I.D. cards validated at the library’s circulation desk!

October 8, 2017
by An
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Student Art Display (October-December)

Click here to see Student Art Display

Leeward CC Library is pleased to announce we will be displaying student art work at our main library entrance from Professors Shigeru Miyamoto and Erin Yuasa’s classes, which include:

  • 3-D Composition
  • Intro to Hand Building
  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Since there were many submissions, pieces will be rotated out from now until the end of Fall semester so be sure to come and check the display often!

 

 

September 24, 2017
by An
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Banned Books Week 2017: September 24-30

Photo of Banned Books Week Display

Library Staff:  What would you do if I told you that you could not read your favorite book because it is banned?

Student:  I will fight you!

This week is Banned Books Week!  Each year, libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week to promote awareness on our freedom to read which is protected by the 1st Amendment of our U.S. Constitution.

The circulation staff created book displays and a Library Learning Series:  Banned Books session (hosted by Natalie Wahl, Instruction Librarian) was held in the Kapunawai last week.

Books selected for the displays were labeled with quotes of reasons why the books were challenged.  A few passersby who briefly glanced at the displays were compelled to walk to the circulation counter to ask why their favorite books were banned.  The staff explained that the books were not banned and asked, “what if they were?”.  It was amazing to hear their passionate responses!

Come by and check out our displays!  The circulation desk staff will be prepared for any comments and discussions!

For more information about Banned Books Week and viewing lists of frequently challenged titles, go to http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks

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