Collection Highlights

Curated collections from the last year that include topics of interest and selected affinity month content.

We are All Worthy of Love Dignity & Respect
April 2024
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Western Libraries has put together a selection of library items in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  

Colorful tapestry with title, "Growing Up Muslim"; book jacket
April 2024
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Western Libraries celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with this collection of books and music highlighting the diverse contributions and stories of Arab Americans. 

Pink book cover with green leaves titled "Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon this soul"
March 2024
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Western Libraries celebrates Womens’ History Month by highlighting people, history, and stories.     

Back to Black: The word Black has a gold scribble above the A representing a crown while the letters are formed with bold graphic yellow, red, blue and black triangles.
February 2024
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Western Libraries celebrates Black History Month by highlighting the people, history, and stories from the Black Diaspora.

Mural of MLK appearing as leader of large number of people
January 2024
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Western Libraries celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day by highlighting the people, history, and stories from the Civil Rights Movement. 

Bold waves of color entwined in a Native American design of bright red, turquoise blue and black.
November 2023
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Western Libraries is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. We offer a selection of materials representing stories, scholarship, and ways of knowing from a variety of authors and nations. 

Book Jacket titled "Wild Tongues: 15 voices from the Latinx diaspora" woman's face surrounded by flowers in the background.
September 2023
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In celebration of Latine Heritage Month, Western Libraries has put together a selection of items in our collections to highlight and celebrate the many voices and identities in the Latin American community.

Book jacket titled "Crip Kinship: The disability justice & art activism of Sins Invalid"; blue background with flowers and a butterfly
July 2023
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"We are Everywhere" in rainbow letters on black and white photo of young people in front of a store front titled Village Cigars
June 2023
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Western Libraries is pleased to celebrate Pride and to highlight a selection of items in our collections and partner libraries through Summit, to give voice to the many intersectional identities in the LGBTQ+ community.

Pink book cover titled "Rani Patel In Full Effect" by Sonia Patel with young Indian woman wearing a lei speaking passionately into a mic
May 2023
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Western Libraries is proud to join Multicultural Student Services (MSS) in highlighting the voices of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American people and the stories related to their experiences.

Book jacket titled "After the Blast: the ecological recovery of Mount St. Helens," Mt. St. Helens at sunset in the background with wildflowers in the foreground
May 2023
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Washington State declared May as Volcano Awareness Month. Check out some of the materials in this collection to learn more about the science and history of volcanoes. 

Multi-colored butterflies flying above a field of flowers in soft focus; two of the butterflies are large and blue and appear in clear focus.
April 2023
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  Highlighting the voices of undocumented people and stories related to their experience.