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Recommended Reading: December

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

About This Guide

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.

You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Community Resources for Holidays

Festivals and Events in Des Moines Washington

Destination Des Moines brings in sponsors to host this free Community event with ... The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been ... local winemakers from over twenty of Washington State's finest wineries

Free Christmas assistance programs King County | Seattle holiday help

Across King County Washington there are several Christmas assistance programs. Non-profit organizations run them using donations from the community and ...

How to adopt a family for the holidays in the Seattle area | Seattle's Child

Nov 15, 2018 - Want to help a family in need, but not sure where to start? Here are ... 7 ways to participate in adopt-a-family holiday programs around Seattle

Need Christmas Help? Get Free Toys & Food! • Low Income Reli

3 Agencies that Provide Christmas Help for Low Income Families! ...... Hi there I'm seattle wa and I'm looking for help for my 3 daughter for Christmas this year

Holiday Assistance Resources - King County

2017 Holiday assistance for King County residents. ... Seattle, WA 98106. 206.767.3150. 98101. 98102. 98104. 98108 excluding South Park – west of the 

Christmas Assistance - Children - The Salvation A.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is a need base program for children ... REGISTRATION FOR 2018 OPENS MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018 at 9:30am.

SEATTLE – best events, festivals, fun things to do – December 2018

Fun things to do, holiday events, music, Christmas lights, craft shows, and New Year's Eve parties. Calendar of events in Seattle, WA in December 2018

Holiday Attractions in Downtown Seattle - Red Tricycl

16 Must-Visit Holiday Attractions in Downtown Seattle. 2018/11/19; |; Kristina Moy ... Location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101

Christmas lights around the Puget Sound region - Greater Seattle on ...

6 days ago - Many Christmas light displays go up Thanksgiving Weekend. ... Kenner Christmas Lights, 16504 112 place NE Bothell, WA 98011. ... 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The holiday tradition features wild animals and wild places recreated ...

Websites for Holidays Celebrarion

Holidays Exhibitions and Presentations - Library of Congress

A compilation of Holidays related exhibitions from across the Library's Web site. ... American Heritage Month (Presentation) The Library of Congress celebrates ..

Holidays & Special Days | Education World

Find teaching resources for a variety of holidays and special days. ... Celebrate the 100th Day of · School ... National Nutrition Month ... National Crafts Month

Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions and Celebrations in ...

How Christmas is celebrated Around the World in lots of different countries.

15 Best Places In The World To Celebrate New Year 2019 !

Nov 3, 2018 - London? Paris? Or New York? We have scrounged the globe for you and here are the best places to celebrate the new year 2019.
Sydney · ‎New York · ‎Paris · ‎Miami

Celebrate World Holidays

Books in the library


Streaming films


Festivals (SERIES) 

Somewhere across the globe, on any given day of the year, a cultural festival is taking place. While some play out against a backdrop of city streets and plazas, others are celebrated...

Where Did You Go on Holiday? (SEGMENT)

Host Yolanda Vazquez talk about vacations as she speaks with residents about where they have gone for holiday and how long they stayed away. Viewers hear the language, see the text...

Where Had Christmas Gone?: Part One (SEGMENT)

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the birth of Jesus Christ, but neither gives a specific date; a record written in 354 A.D. establishes December 25th as the date of the nat...


Les Fetes en FranceIn French with French Subtitles (FULL VIDEO) 

France’s long and colorful history has given its people many reasons to celebrate—the country’s calendar contains a large number of historical and religious festivals.

Preparing for Losar (FULL VIDEO) 

Tibetans call the new year holiday Losar, and Tibetan Buddhist Tenzin Getso describes some of the special Losar rituals that help Tibetans leave the negative aspects of the old yea....

Yi Peng and Loi Krathong Festivals (SEGMENT)

Buddhists release sky born lanterns to celebrate the full moon. Families celebrate the elements of nature with dance and by honoring Phra Mae Khongkha.