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!
October is LGBT History Month, a time to observe the achievements and history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Check out this month’s reads!
For more books and online resources, check out our Recommended Reading LibGuide here.
Greetings, Thunderbirds! Looking to beef up on your calculus skills or want to get ideas on how to fund your education? Check out September’s recommended reading display on college success:
For more books and online resources, check out our Recommended Reading LibGuide.
This month’s recommended reading list revolves around science fiction and fantasy. Kick off your August right with these out-of-this-world reads:
For more recommended reading, check out our Recommended Reading LibGuide.
April is National Poetry Month, and we’ve put together a collection of recommended poetry reading! Several great reads are highlighted below, and more can be found in the book display on the fourth floor of the library.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women. This month’s recommended reading provides resources related to the history and representation of women throughout the ages.
For more resources, visit the library’s Recommended Reading Learning Guide.
America, one nation, undivided
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Highline College Library presents a recommended reading/viewing list for this celebration, including books, videos, eBook and e-films, highlighting Dr. King’s life, his achievement, the Civil Right Movement and its activists in America. It was his dream that America be one nation, undivided by prejudice. Come to see what Highline College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list.You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 every year. On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. This milestone document outlines the core principles of human rights to be applied universally.
To celebrate Human Rights Day, this month’s Recommended Readings present books, videos, and Web resources on the history of human rights, issues surrounding universal human rights, personal accounts of struggles toward the realization of human rights, and more.
Below are a few examples of the titles. Please click on each image for more information about the books.
For the complete list of titles, please visit our Recommended Reading Guide.
October is also Disability Awareness Month. Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this yearâ€™s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is â€œ#InclusionWorks.â€-United States Department of Labor
To celebrate this themes, our library provides October Recommended Reading/Viewing list. The resources linked on this page are mere samples. To see more of them, please click on the “Reading List” link at the top of each month’s column: Disability Awareness Reading List. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
LGBTQIAÂ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.Â –Library of Congress
To celebrate this theme, our library provides October Recommended Reading/Viewing list. The resources linked on this page are mere samples. To see more of them, please click on the “Reading List” link at the top of each month’s column:Â LGBTQIA Pride Reading List. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.