As the December holidays approach, we take this opportunity for feature holidays and festivals from around the world and from many traditions: Virgin of Guadalupe Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice the Mayan Calendar, and many more.
For this guide, we provide books in our library, ebooks through our databases, streaming films, community resources for holidays assistance programs, holiday celebration events, and holidays attraction lists.
Holiday Symbols by
Call Number: 394.26 H732 1998
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
This guide explores the origins of more than 750 well-known symbols associated with the 200 most popular holidays in the United States and worldwide. It describes each symbol’s traditional, historical, and modern significance while unfolding the stow of the associated holidays.
Festivals of the World by
Call Number: 394.2 B846f 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Easter. Yom Kippur. Ramadan. Hungry Ghosts Festival. Every calendar in the world is shaped by its cycle of festivals. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Festivals of the World provides a colorful introduction to the festivals central to each faith, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Jainism, Rastafarianism, Baha i, Zoroastrianism, and Shintoism.
Holidays, Festivals and Celebrating of the World Dictionary by
Call Number: 394.26 H732 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
This new edition contains up-to-date information on more than 2,000 holidays and festivals worldwide, as well as the more obscure celebrations and observances. Emphasis is placed on events that are still current, but a number of ancient and discontinued events are included.
You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!
Highline Library has established a resource bank, Immigrant and Refugee Resources guide. It contains immigrant/refugee news, citizenship and naturalization, DACA, local non government support organizations, government agencies, legal assistance, Highline College resources and support, and statement of support for immigrants and refugees.
The History of President’s Day
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called â€œWashington’s Birthdayâ€ by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22â€”Washington’s actual day of birthâ€”the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971â€™s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nationâ€™s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Januaryâ€™s E-Resource of the Month: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press)
Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) contains more than 48,000 titles.
Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) covers all disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Science
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Anthropology
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Counseling & Therapy
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fashion
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Business & Economics
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nursing
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Diversity Studies
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Education
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Documentary Film
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Feature Film
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Allied Health
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Engineering
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â History
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Music & Dance
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â News & Current Events
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Theater & Drama
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Criminal Justice
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â and more!
Learning and Search Tools
In addition to breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Learning segments. More than 14,000 learning segments make it easy for instructors to find and integrate specific video content into the classroom and help users get to the right content faster. Each segment is fully searchable and includes an abstract, making user selection even easier.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Transcripts. Users view searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside more than 95% of titles.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Clipping functionality. Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Permanent URLs. All videos, clips, and playlists can be cited at perman
Google News Timeline
On April 20, Google unveiled a new experimental product called Google News Timeline that displays news and related search results on an interactive timeline. It offers interesting possibilities for exploring stories, especially older ones, that are largely hidden in newspaper and magazine archives. It is also a powerful way to view trends in culture and society or the careers of famous people. The service includes current stories gathered by Google News, as well as archival news; scanned newspapers, magazines, and books; blog posts; sports scores; and media like music and movies….
New York Times, Apr. 21