Library News and Much More!

December 9, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Main Entrance Display: The Global Gourmet

This holiday season, try a new recipe from around the world!

The Library has a vast collection of cookbooks on the upper level in both the General Collection and, for local and regional recipes, the Hawaiian/Pacific Collection. Please refer to the following range of call numbers: TX700 – TX899.

Our main entrance display showcases just a few of these titles including e-books that you may access remotely through the Library catalog [New Window].

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy Eating!

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December 2, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Upper Level Display: Job and Career Preparation Resources

Located near the Reference Desk on the Library’s upper level is a display of selected books to support your work and career goals. Check out the assortment of e-book titles with QR codes for access. More digital reads are available in the Job and Career Preparation sub-collection  [New Window] in OverDrive.

The display includes new print book titles:

  • Careers: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Future
  • Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success
  • The Career Manifesto: Discover Your Calling and Create an Extraordinary Life

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November 8, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

International Education Week Display

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International Education Week (IEW) is November 18-22, 2019.

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Share in a cultural exchange this month as we celebrate International Education Week. Please visit through November our main entrance display featuring objects from Leeward’s Office of International Programs [New Window].

Watch for more details on upcoming International Programs IEW events.

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October 7, 2019
by Eileen Sakamoto

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.  


April 29, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

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

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.

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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.

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