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WLA 2021-- Highline Storytime Reads Program: Home

This guide accompanies a pre-recorded presentation that librarians Monica Twork and Sam Sermeno contributed to WLA 2021. MORE....

Highline Storytime

The Highline College Library​ warmly invites you to our read-aloud, series for adults: Highline Reads

Recurring event link:

Tune into these zoom live/recorded sessions as faculty, staff, and community guests read-a-loud works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and share media across engaging topics for the adult set. Stay for the optional, short discussions after each reading. This is open to the public, invite your people! Questions? Interested in reading at a future Highline Reads? Contact your friendly Highline librarians at 

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Many of our books and more can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook formats through your KCLS public library neighborhood branches. Click the KCLS logo above for more information on the Highline-KCLS partnership.

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Highline Reads/Storytimes Current Schedule: Spring 2021

Date & Time




Wednesday, April 7 @ 2pm Susan Rich and Arcturus Writers Highline Reads: Arcturus Literary Magazine National Poetry Month - April
Thursday, April 22 @ 12noon Aleyda Cervantes  (Spanish bilingual!) Highline Reads: Open veins of Latin America : five centuries of the pillage of a continent by Eduardo Galeano  
Monday, May 10 @ 2pm collaboration with AANAPISI Highline Storytime: Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and Illustrator: Dung Ho Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

Tues 5/18,   @ 12noon

Fawzi Belal, Sam Oussama, and Arabic Club student readers

Highline Storytime:Arabian Nights (Open access ebook via Project Gutenberg)/ Arabian Nights Vol. 1 (via KCLS)For youth: Tales from the Arabian Nights (via KCLS) by Donna Jo Napoli


Thurs, May 27 @10:30 am

Amy Rider and Chino Gonzales

Highline Storytime/Reads: From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom + Trans Kids : Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century (ebookby Tey Meadow, also available in print version. 

LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month - June
Wed, June 9 @ AANAPISI students Highline StorytimeNo ka ʻelepaio kolohe = The naughty ʻelepaio / Naughty ʻelepaio. Hawaiian & English by Malia Kruger and Eve Furchgott, illustrator  


Sampling of Recorded Sessions

Arcturus 2021,  Highline's Literary Magazine | read by the Arcturus Editors and faculty Susan Rich 

Highline English Prof Susan Rich and 2021 Arcturus Editors read from their own published work and some of their favorite authors' poems during National Poetry Month. Highline students can receive a reduced-free copy of the recent Arcturus volume via the bookstore (link here).

Umoja Storytime

My Hair is a Garden | written and illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Benny Doesn't Like to Be Hugged | written by Zetta Elliott | illustrated by Purple Wong

In honor of Black History Month, Umoja student ambassador Bontu Balda and Library Director Gerie Ventura share two favorite stories celebrating Black, African American, and African storytelling with campus. Bontu reads My hair is a garden,  a picture book celebrating natural Black hair. (Reading level: 4 to 7 years.) 

Gerie reads Benny doesn’t like to be hugged, a children’s book that encourages children to appreciate and accept our differences. (Reading level: 8 to 12 years.) 

SP2021-- The Open Veins of Latin America

The Open Veins of Latin America | Las Venas Abiertas de America Latin | by Eduardo Galeano | read by Aleyda Cervantes

Highline Outreach Services' coordinator Aleyda Cervantes explores Earth-day themes of colonialism, extraction of resources, activism, and land-stewardship while reading The Open Veins of Latin America in Spanish (with English read-along text).