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February 2021: Blind Date with a Book

February 10, 2021 by An | 0 comments

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Blind Date with a Book Display

Join us for our Blind Date with a Book event!

We selected books from a variety of genres, wrapped them up, and wrote personal ads to get you to check them out. Give our books a chance! They came highly recommended.

For your convenience, we placed our ads online.

Instructions for Online Book Dating

  1. Go to our Blind Date with a Book page
  2. Click on a “Personal Ad #” link to check its availability
    • If your book date is a physical print book, you can submit a request to pick it up by going to the “Get It” section
      • Sign in with your UH Login
      • Click “Request Specific Copy
      • Fill out the form and click “> Send Request
      • You will receive an email notification when your book date is ready for pick up!
    • If your book date is an e-Book/audiobook, you can check it out yourself by going to the “View Online” section
      • Sign in with your UH Login
      • Click the database’s link (OverDrive, EBSCOhost, etc)
      • Click “Borrow” or “Read Online

*Leeward IDs are required to participate in Blind Date with a Book 

OPTIONAL: After you return your book date, Rate Your Date at go.hawaii.edu/62J. Your matchmakers welcome the feedback!

For instructions on taking a book date out from our display, visit our Blind Date with a Book: Library Display page or just come by & we’ll show you how it’s done!

We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we enjoyed putting it together! Our book dating service will end Friday, February 26th. If you have any questions, see Circulation Desk staff.

LC Updates: Feb 1-5

February 2, 2021 by An | 0 comments

The Library

 

  • February is also National CTE Month! Visit the Learning Commons to view Leeward CTE’s awesome display!

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CTE displays past and present in the Learning Commons

 

  • Coming Soon – Blind Date with a Book!

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2020 International Education Week: Global Gourmet

November 13, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Global Gourmet: Cookbook Display

Please join us in celebrating International Education Week, November 16-20! The library’s theme for this year is: Global Gourmet.

Delve into culinary history, explore different food cultures from the Academic Video Online (AVON) database, and browse through featured cookbooks (display and online)–it may inspire you to create dishes from places you want to visit or remind you of where you’ve been.

Do you have a favorite recipe from your hometown or country? Please share it in our Global Gourmet Padlet!

International Education Week (IEW) @Leeward Library

LC Updates: September 28 – October 2

September 27, 2020 by Leeward Learning Commons | 0 comments

The Library

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshops: Online Success Series

How to Succeed in Online Learning
Wednesday, September 30, Noon – 1pm, via Zoom

Learn the top five, most important, things you need to know to be successful in online courses this Fall. Hint: It may not be what you think! Presented by Jordan Lewton, Online Counselor.

Email the Writing Center (writers@hawaii.edu) for the Zoom link which will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.

Banned Books Week: September 27 – October 2

September 27, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week: September 27 – October 3!

This year, we have 3 displays:

  1. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackStoriesMatter : BannedBooks
  2. Leeward CC Library’s Most Popular Banned Books
  3. Leeward CC Library’s Challenged Book
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At the beginning of this semester, we created a #BlackLivesMatter #BlackStoriesMatter display to highlight books by Black authors. For Banned Books Week, we identified titles that were on ALA’s Frequently Challenged list and attached “Banned Book” ribbons on their covers.

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We also thought it would be fun to see which Banned Books were frequently checked out at our library!

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And finally, we are sharing our own challenged book story!

For more information about Banned Books Week and our displays, drop by the library or visit our Banned Books Week page at: https://guides.leeward.hawaii.edu/bannedbooksweek

LC Updates: September 21-25

September 21, 2020 by Leeward Learning Commons | 0 comments

The Library

Banned Books Week: September 27 – October 3

Celebrate your freedom to READ at Leeward CC Library! Next week, we’ll be featuring titles that have been banned or challenged. For now, take a sneak peek at our Banned Books Week page!

The Writing Center

Success Connection Workshops: Online Success Series

Coping with Stress in a Time of COVID ONLINE
Wednesday, September 23, Noon – 1pm, via Zoom

Adjusting to an online environment and concerns about friends, family, and personal wellness and safety are among the challenges you face this semester. Come to this workshop to learn skills to empower you to effectively cope with stress as you meet these challenges. Presented by Anika Gearhart, Psychology Instructor.

Email the Writing Center (writers@hawaii.edu) for the Zoom link which will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.

#BlackStoriesMatter Display

September 7, 2020 by Leeward Learning Commons | 0 comments

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The items in this display were selected to try to bring awareness to the continued plight faced by the African-American community in America while at the same time, trying to showcase more African-American Women writers. Included in the display are titles such as I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou, Black music by Amiri Baraka, Yellow house by Sarah M. Broom, and How long? How long? : African American women in the struggle for civil rights by Belinda Robnett. 

Not only do #BlackLivesMatter but #BlackStoriesMatter as well.

~ Jon, Reference Student Assistant

Here’s a list of titles on display! Click on a title to view more details about the item.

Title Author
A raisin in the sun* Hansberry, Lorraine
A shining thread of hope : the history of Black women in America Hine, Darlene Clark
America’s Black congressmen Christopher, Maurine
Being Black: essays Prince, Althea
Beloved* Morrison, Toni
Black Americans, a decade of occupational change Small, Sylvia
Black music Baraka, Amiri
Black out loud; an anthology of modern poems by Black Americans. Adoff, Arnold
Go tell it on the mountain* Baldwin, James
Holding fast the dream : Hawaiʻi’s African American experience (DVD) Jackson, Miles M.; Altieri, Lisa.; Okino, Steve.; Aranita, Aaron.; Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.; Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities
How long? How long? : African-American women in the struggle for civil rights Robnett, Belinda
I know why the caged bird sings* Angelou, Maya
Invisible man* Ellison, Ralph
March. Book One Lewis, John
Monster* Myers, Walter Dean
My grandmother’s hands : racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies Menakem, Resmaa
Native Son* Wright, Richard
Selected poems Brooks, Gwendolyn
Song of Solomon Morrison, Toni
The autobiography of Malcolm X* Haley, Alex
The collected poems of Langston Hughes Hughes, langston
The color purple* Walker, Alice
The origins of African American civil rights movement, 1865-1956 Zhang, Aimin
They followed the trade winds : African Americans in Hawaiʻi Jackson, Miles M.
Things fall apart* Achebe, Chinua
Yellow house Broom, Sarah M.
Zora Neale Hurston an annotated bibliography of works and criticism Davis, Cynthia

* This title is on ALA’s Banned Book list

If you’re interested in more, you can browse titles in our OverDrive collection: Race, Civil Rights, Equality…Zeitgeist!

Shakespeare Under Glass

March 2, 2020 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

Shakespeare Under Glass Display

Please visit our newest exhibit, “Shakespeare Under Glass,” in the Leeward CC Library’s display case.  A joint effort of the Literature, History, and Theatre departments as well as the Leeward CC Library, this exhibit features replicas, images, and books about the life and times of William Shakespeare.  Anchoring this exhibit is the Leeward CC Library’s facsimile of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first collection of Shakespeare’s plays bound in a single volume and without which we would not have such memorable works as Macbeth, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and As You Like It, among others.  This exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, March 3 – Friday, April 10.  This is the third of four planned events in the Semester of Shakespeare 2020.  For a listing of all events in the series, please access the Semester of Shakespeare 2020 publicity poster [New Window].

~ Michael Oishi, Assistant Professor, Arts and Humanities

Blind Date with a Book: Thank you!

February 24, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Leeward CC Library's Blind Date with a Book logo

We would like to thank everyone for supporting our Blind Date with a Book activity [New Window]! We had to re-stock the display each week!

There are a few books left if you would like to snag a book date. Thursday, February 27th, will be the last day for this activity. Before you return your book date, please fill out the Rate Your Date slip (inserted inside of the book’s cover) so we can improve on our matchmaking skills!

February 2020: Blind Date with a Book

February 4, 2020 by An | 4 Comments

Leeward CC Library's Blind Date with a Book logo

Blind Date with a Book Display

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This February, join us for Blind Date with a Book!

We selected books from a variety of genres and wrote personal ads to get you to check them out. Drop by the library soon to get a book date before they’re all gone!

Instructions

  1. Look through the personal ads without unwrapping them.

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  2. Take your book date to the circulation desk to check it out. If your book date is an e-Book, you can check it out yourself by scanning the QR code with your mobile device or type in the book’s url in your browser.
  3. You can now unwrap your book date!
  4. Take your book date home–give it a chance! It came highly recommended.
  5. (Optional) Rate your book date after you return it. We welcome the feedback.

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We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

If you have any questions, see Circulation Desk staff.

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