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!
Sustainability is the topic of this month’s recommended reading list, corresponding with the campus theme for the year. Find some of the highlights below:
Greening Africana Studies: Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences
Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival
Big World, Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries
See the full list in the Recommended Reading LibGuide.
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.
This month we encourage you to catch up with one of the many comics or graphic novels from our collection. Or if you’re feeling creative, you can download instructions on how to make your own mini-comic. Printed booklets are available at the Recommended Reading display in the library, as well as great titles like these:
To see more, visit our Recommended Reading guide.
June’s recommended reading theme revolves around nature. Celebrate warmer weather and kick off your summer with these outdoor-oriented reads:
For more recommended reading, check out our Recommended Reading LibGuide.
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our recommended reading display on the fourth floor of the library this month showcases books by and about Asian and Pacific Americans. Check it out and take some books home today!
April for English/ Literacy Learners
In April, the Highline College Library provides a recommended reading list for English/Literacy learners including new immigrant students, ESL students, ABE students and other English/literacy learners, to help with their English achievement. The selection is based on the following themes:
- Instruction resources that will support instructors to create comprehensive, theme-based lessons for ESL literacy learners,
- Reading resources at the intermediate level,
- Reading resources at the advanced level,
- Writing resources at the intermediate level,
- Writing resources at the advanced level,
- Resources for speaking and listening,
- English Language test preparation.
Please come to the Highline College Library. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library, in our New Readers Collection on the 4th floor (building 25) in room 419 on the east side, and in our main collection as well. Please borrow and enjoy them!
Welcome back! Did you know that the library is open 7 days a week?! Yes! Please visit us:
Sunday 2-9pm; Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm; Saturday 9am – 4pm
Do your homework on the Quiet Floor (4th floor)! Type out homework or work in Canvas on the 2nd floor computers! Visit the Reference Librarians for tips for searching databases! Checkout books, magazines, or DVDs!
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Japanese American Internment – Executive Order 9066 Day of Remembrance
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. This led to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans along the Pacific Coast—most of them U.S. citizens—being forced from their homes and into federal detention camps. This month’s recommended reading provides resources related to the internment of Japanese Americans.
Mira Shimabukuro & Bob Shimabukuro, Elliot Bay Book Company Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm — “Two generations from a Seattle activist family speak today on the subject of ‘Writing, Redress and Social Justice: 75 years after Executive Order 9066.’”
History Cafe: Executive Order 9066 with Tom Ikeda, MOHAI Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30:-7:30 — “Densho Executive Director, Tom Ikeda, discusses how Executive Order 9066 impacted Seattle-area Japanese Americans and the work Densho does to preserve that history. He also discusses World War II incarceration in light of the current political environment, and what Japanese Americans are doing to ensure the injustices they suffered in the past are never repeated.”
Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Thursday, February 16th from 6-8pm. “Featuring poems by Lawrence Matsuda and artwork by Roger Shimomura, this exhibition recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, and explores historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights. Reception includes light refreshments and short speaking program. Free and open to the public.”
Never Again, The Seattle Public Library Sunday, February 19th from 2-3:30 — “A presentation and conversation examining Japanese American incarceration during World War II and how it relates to racism today. Presented in partnership with Densho, CAIR-WA and ACLU of Washington.”
For more resources visit the library’s Recommended Reading Learning Guide.
The International Children’s Day has been observed in many countries on June 1 since 1950. It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). In the United States, “National Child’s Day” was proclaimed by President George W. Bush as June 3, 2001 and in subsequent years on the first Sunday in June.
Our library has presented a reading/viewing list related to diverse perspective views on children’s development, children’s mental and physical health, protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse, and children’s education. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!