Monthly Archives: February 2012

Women’s History Month at the Library

This March Highline Library and Women’s Programs have collaborated to bring you wonderful new books on women to celebrate Women’s History month.  Take a moment to check out a few of these titles and remember our history, think about our present, and imagine our future.




 Cleopatra : A biography / Duane W. Roller





Transgender people / Roman Espejo





A few good women : America’s military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan / Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel Greenlee                                                                                                                                                                           




No room of her own: Women’s stories of homelessness, life, death, and resistance / Desiree Hellegers.

Take a look at this wonderful blogpost on Empowering Women for a more comprehensive list of what we have to offer for Women’s History Month (and every other day of the year!).

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Come to the library: apply for a scholarship!

2012-2013 Highline Community College Foundation Scholarships Applications are now available at

DEADLINE:  April 30th, 2012

The completed scholarship application packet must include the following:

  • Application Forms
  • Supplemental Letter
  • Transcripts

Please note that only one application is needed to apply for any and all scholarships.

More than 60 scholarships totaling $100,000 were awarded last year!

HCC Library Information Commons

Come to the Library to access the online scholarship application!

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Reference Resource of the Week

Encyclopedia of  American Immigration

This 3 volume set covers the full history of American immigration and addresses the demographic, legal, economic, political and social aspects of immigration.

Did you know that…?

“The English as a second language program came into popular usage during the late 1950’s.”


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Black Women and the American Experience: Resources for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and this year, in collaboration with Women’s Programs, we’ve put together a list of recent resources that explore the experiences of black women in America. 

And I couldn’t resist including an older gem by my all time favorite activist, Angela Davis:

Take a look at our past blog post about Black History Month for more excellent resources at the Highline Library:

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FAX services near HCC

Looking for a FAX machine?

There are no campus FAX machines available for student or public use.

Here are the 3 closest businesses that provide that FAX services:

Fred Meyer, Redondo: 1 mile away

99 cents/page

25250 Pacific Hwy South

Kent, WA 98031


1. Go East on S. 240th St.

2. Right onto Pacific Highway South, driving South

UPS Store: 2.2 miles away

– by Taco Bell/Redondo Safeway

$2.00 – 1st page

$1.50 – each additional page

27013 Pacific Hwy S

Des Moines, WA 98198

Fed Ex-Kinko’s Kent Station: 5.1 miles away

Long distance

$2.50 – 1st page

$1.50 – each additional page


$1.50 – 1st page

$1.09 – each additional

207 W Kent Station St, Suite 107

Kent, WA 98032



1. Go East on S. 240th St.

2. Left onto Pacific Highway South, driving North

3. Right onto SR-516 (South Kent-Des Moines Road)

4. Left onto SR-181 (68th Ave S.)

5. Right onto West James Street

6. Right onto 1st Avenue S.

7. Right onto West Kent Station South

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Free Tax Help – Building 99

Who: StartZone @ Highline Community College
What: Free tax preparation for households making less than $50,000
Where: HCC Outreach Center – Building 99 Room 251 (Directions:
When: Thursday 4:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm (January 12 – April 14, 2012)

For more information, call Nigam Shah 206-592-3388 or email

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World Class International Fiction–Recommended Reading February 2012

1Q84Highline Community College is the home of students from all over the world.  Our library strives to actively reflect that diverse community, which is why the recommended reading for the month of February is INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE!

Stop by the library to find some of the hottest titles–and some of the best regarded literature–from India, Algeria, Germany,  Japan, Somalia, France, Brazil, Iran, Ethiopia, Argentina, Nigeria, Ireland, and Colombia.  Here’s a little sample:

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

869.342 C672a 2006

  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

955.0542092 S253p 2003

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

895.635 M972o 2011

  • Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

813.6 M544b 2007

  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

823.914 R888g 1998

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