Category Archives: HCC

January 2013 Recommended Reading List

Martin Luther King
January is the month to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the American civil rights movement. Highline Community College Library presents a recommended reading/viewing list for this celebration, including books, videos, and e-films.

Come to see what Highline Community 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!

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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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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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Washington Library Snapshot Day: April 12

Tell us what you love about your library!

Please come into the Highline Library on Tuesday, April 12 and  fill out a comment card…

Libraries all over Washington will be taking a ‘snapshot’—collecting information this spring to capture the impact that Washington libraries have on their communities on a typical day.

How does the library make a difference in your life? We’ll take your answers and let you know what other people all around the state think of their libraries and how they use them.

Results and pictures will be posted on April 30 at

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Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Reference Resource of the Week

“This 3 volume set offers information on “all aspects of clothing and adornment in human culture, from ancient Egyptian wigs to space suits.”

Fetching articles on things like Parisian Runways, Tattoos, Jockey Shorts, Mannequins, Powdered Wigs, Chastity Belts, Footbinding, G-strings and Zippers and Zoot suits.

Did you know that…

Hollywood actresses popularized the wearing of nail polish in the West? The new lacquer was made from nitrocellulose…… an early recipe consisted of scraps of film, alcohol and Castor oil.

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Got the Textbook Cost blues?

Highline Community College Bookstore now rents textbooks! Check, ur, I mean, Rent it out!

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Did you know we have free Notary Publics on campus?

They can help you with any of your notary needs. The document does not need to be related to Highline.

To see the current Notary publics on campus, take a look at the Highline directory.

Curious? The word notary public dates from the 15th century and refers to “a person publicly authorized to draw up or attest contracts or similar documents…”

~Oxford English Dictionary

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