National Culinary Arts Month
This July let’s celebrate National Culinary Art Month, recognizing the superb dishes from chefs, bakers, and cooks who come up with delicious and innovative cuisine. Recreate a dishes to share with these cookbooks or read a memoir recognizing their accomplishments with our reading guide. Holds can be placed through our online catalog and picked up during our limited hours. Be sure to check out our Flipster subscription to Bon Appetit for more recipes and articles on culinary adventures.
While the fireworks for Fourth of July have dwindled down, you can still celebrate with these great titles.
Celebrate World UFO Day on July 2nd with titles out of this world. For those interested in the unknown, World UFO Day commemrates the anniversary of the supposed UFO crash in Roswell in 1947. Read up on our own local Unidentifible Flying Object occurence with the Phoenix Lights and documentry about the lights observed over the Arizona night sky on the March 13, 1997.
June is Pride Month
Celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people along with all other sexual orientations and genders this June. The American Library Association (ALA) has designated it Rainbow Book Month, a celebration of authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of LGBT+ people and community. Check out these great reads, click on any book cover in the PDF to make a request through our online catalog, or call our Circulation and pick-up during limited hours.
National Gardening Week
Across the nation, people are celebrating National Garden Week, June 6 - 12, 2021. National Garden Week was first founded by the National Garden Clubs, Inc as an opportunity to encourage pride in one's community, intrigue new members, and pass down the knowledge of gardening techniques to future gardeners. See our garden of reads below, click on any book cover to link our online catalog and call our Circulation to make a request, items can then be pick-up during limited hours.
Juneteenth marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, the day that Texas slaves learned they were free with the Emancipation Proclamation issued on January 1, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. The proclamation freed slaves in the Confederate states and areas not under Union control; however, the slaves in Texas were not told due to lack of Union Soldiers until a regiment arrived in Galveston, Texas and Major General Gordon Granger read from the President’s General Order No. 3 . . . “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free . . .” Juneteenth is commemorated across the United States and is an official holiday in Texas. See the Juneteenth flyer below for Phoenix College Fannin Library titles, or visit our online catalog for more content. Holds can be placed via telephone during our limited hours.
Recognizing the history, concerns, contributions, and achievements of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States first designated in 1990, AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated in May. Check out these great reads by AAPI authors; click on any book cover in the PDF to make a request through our online catalog and pick-up during limited hours.
Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. The date was chosen for the pun on the iconic line "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you." Check out this Star Wars content; click on any book cover in the PDF listed below to make a request through our online catalog or call and pick-up during limited hours.
The first week of May is traditionally Teachers Appreciation Week, with the first Tuesday being National Teacher Day in the United States; a celebration of educators and recognizing the lasting contributions they have made in our lives. This year, take a moment to thank a teacher through email or social media with the hashtag #ThankATeacher during May 3 - 7. Check out these literature portraits of teachers and their profession.
In January of 1974, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12th would be "International Nurse Day," as the day celebrated birth of the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale. The White House designated the week as National Nurse Week with a proclamation by President Nixon that same year. The American Nurses Association (ANA), along with various other nursing organizations, initiate May 6th as National Recognition Day for Nurses, and May 8th as National Student Nurses Day. With so many recognitions for nurses and their contributions to their communities, May 6- 12 is annually designated as National Nurses Appreciation Week.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month highlighting the importance of mental wellbeing. This year's theme is "You Are Not Alone," focusing on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health and acknowledging that it's okay to not be okay. Share your #NotAlone story on social media to help fight the stigma against taking charge of your mental health. Check out these titles to discover more content.
In April of 1996, the Academy of American Poets launched National Poetry Month, a literary celebration to remind the public that poetry has influenced our culture and society in the United States.
Welcome to your library! This year National Library Week, April 4-10, is promoting that your Phoenix College Fannin Library is more than just a building on campus. Our hours and services may be limited due to our safety precautions, but our resources are endless and available to our Phoenix College Community.