Welcome to Spring Quarter 2017!

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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Our Mission
We collaborate with students, faculty, staff and the community to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals by providing excellent, innovative library resources and instruction.

Spring Break!

Our limited Break Week hours start today! Come by Monday – Friday (March 27-31) between 8am and 5pm to use the computers, pick out a movie to rent, or just relax and read our magazines or newspapers.

Recommended Reading — February

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.

Events

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.”

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For more resources visit the library’s Recommended Reading Learning Guide.

Recommended Reading/Viewing List: January

America, one nation, undivided 

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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!

Recommended Reading for December: Universal Human Rights

United Nations Human RIghts logo

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.

Unity in Diversity?
 

The Last Utopia
 

The Human Rights Paradox
 

Until We Are Free

For the complete list of titles, please visit our Recommended Reading Guide.

Recommended Reading for October (Theme 2) Disability Awareness

NDEAM 2016 poster: #InclusionWorks

October is also Disability Awareness Month. Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.”-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!

 

Recommended Reading for October (Theme 1): LGBTQIA Pride

Walt Whitman

LGBTQIA 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.  –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:  LGBTQIA Pride Reading List. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.

 

Recommended by the library

Are you curious about what the library staff are reading  right now? Please check out this blog for more information!

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak- recommended by Deborah

4th floor, Highline College Library

Call number: 823.92 Z96b 2013

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The Three-body problem

by Cixin Liu- recommended by Wadiyah

Location: King County Library system

Amirita

by Banana Yoshimoto- recommended by Karleigh

Available to purchase at Amazon.com.

People I want to punch in the throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots and Other Suburban scourges

by Jen Mann-recommended by Andrea

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Wishing Day- Lauren Myracle

Available at the King County Library system

World made by Hand by James Howard Kurstler

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Available on the 4th Floor

Call number: 813.54 K96w 2008

Wild Life by Molly Gloss

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Available on the 4th Floor

Call number: 813.54 G563w 2001

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll

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-recommended by Sabrina

Available on the 4th floor

Call number: 823.8 C319at 2013

 

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami-recommended by Catlin

Battle Royale

Available at King County Library system