Now Available: The Study Hub

September 4, 2015

Study with us!  Get support in all levels of writing or math from Student Mentors and Faculty Volunteers at the Study Hub in the Lama Library Alcove (first floor, down the ramp to the right of the stairs).

Study Hub support is available Monday to Friday during regular library hours. Drop by during hours listed here. The schedule may change subject to mentor availability.

The Study Hub logo

Makerspace: Build-A-Book

August 24, 2015

Fun! Free! Sustainable DIY!

Make your own collectible notebooks and personalized writing pads using recycled magazines, dot-matrix printer paper and Japanese bookbinding stitches. A fun, easy, useful sustainability project! Materials provided or bring your favorite paper.

Where: Lama Library Alcove.

Date: From August 24 to September 11, 2015.

When: During Library opening hours.


Makerspace notebook poster

Special Event: Native Voices – Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

June 1, 2015

The National Library of Medicineʻs traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, is on display in the lobby of Lama Library this summer until early August 2015, during library hours.

native voices display

The exhibit examines health and medicine among contemporary Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews, artwork, objects, and interactive media. A display on laʻau lapaʻau (Hawaiian medicinal plants) accompanies this exhibit.

native voices display cases

Native Voices is brought to you by KCC’s Lama Library and the National Library of Medicine. For more information, visit

native voices logo

Library Survey Spring 2015

April 13, 2015

April 14 to April 28 is Library Survey Time!

How and why do you use the library? Have any library staff been especially helpful for your research assignments? What do you think of the computers and printers? Are you finding the books and articles you need?

Let us know if you think we are doing a great job, or tell us how we can improve our resources and services to better meet your needs. Your feedback is very important to us, and we will read every comment.

Take the quick and easy 19-question Spring 2015 Survey, or see the results of previous surveys.

Special Events: Celebrate Diversity Month

March 30, 2015

These free events in the Library are open to students, faculty, staff, and the community:

Screening of Kumu Hina
April 1 2015
Lama 118

Panel Discussion with students, faculty, and Kumu Hina team
April 1 2015
Library Alcove

Human trafficking presentation by Kathryn Xian, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery

April 6 2015
Library Alcove

Building the Beloved Community: Embracing Diversity with PuaʻEna Burgess
April 20 2015
Library Alcove

Screening of Thelma & Louise and discussion on gender equity and roles
April 30 2015
Lama 118

Funded by the SEED Initiatives for Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS)

diversity poster

Special Event: Memories: Telling a Story Through Poetry

March 11, 2015

Three very talented and dynamic authors will present a special reading of their work:

Memories: Telling a Story Through Poetry
Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:45-Noon
Lama Library Alcove

Amalia Bueno is a Filipina-American poet who has just published her collection of poetry titled Home Remedies with Finishing Line Press.

Brenda Kwon is a Korean-American poet and HCC English professor who has just published a book of prose and poetry titled The Sum of Breathing with Bamboo Ridge Press.

Kapi‘olani Community Collegeʻs own English instructor, Maiana Minahal, will share her creative work as well. Minahal is a Filipina-American writer who is the author of  Legend Sondayo.

For more information, contact Gail Harada ( or Lisa Kanae (

Special Event: International Games Week

February 3, 2015

Play Games – Win Prizes

Feb. 10-12, 2015: International Games Week is coming soon! Play board games from around the world! Win prizes! Eat snacks! Make and keep your own international pins.

Each day (Feb 10-12) will feature games from three areas:

  • Europe and the Americas (Tuesday February 10)
  • Hawaiʻi and Oceania (Wednesday February 11)
  • Asia, Africa and the Middle East (Thursday February 12)

For each different game you play, you get a ticket for the daily prize drawing. Our prize sponsors include:

  • Café Laufer
  • Consolidated Theater
  • Doris Duke’s Shangri-la Center for Islamic Arts & Culture
  • Egan’s Fit Body Bootcamp
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • ʻIolani Palace
  • Japanese Cultural Heritage Center
  • JJ’s French Bistro and Café
  • Kumu Kahua Theater
  • Living Art Marine Center
  • Mānoa Heritage Center
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace
  • SEED Restaurant
  • Subway
The aim of the International Games Week is to encourage students to experience different cultures through games and food samples. Have you ever tried Marmite on toast soldiers, cool cucumber sandwiches from an English High Tea, Shangri-La Organic Green Tea, or Roasted Plantain Chips? Students will also get to make and keep their own pin featuring international symbols, cultural icons, and phrases in different languages. Want to learn how to say Hello in Vietnamese, Spanish or Korean? How do cats meow in different languages – chic French cats say “miaou”!

Mahalo to our Event Sponsors:

  • Food for this event is supported by a grant from OSA (Kapiʻolani Community College, Office of Student Affairs).
  • The Library Game Collection was purchased using a Honda International Opportunity Grant.
  • Tea provided by Shangri-La Tea.
  • Handafuda Hawaiʻi for sharing their expertise.
Dates: February 10-12, 2015 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Location: Lama Library Foyer and Alcove.

flyer for international games week 2015


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