Native American Heritage Month 2023
S.T.E.A.M. Days 2023
Diabetes Awareness Month
International Education Week
Earth's Forces and Disasters
October is LGBTQ+ History Month
Ghouls & Ghosts in the Graveyard
Read some haunting tales or go ghost-hunting through the pages this Halloween season.
You Can't Spell Books without BOO!
Join the cast of the library for the Monster Ball, happening October 26, 2023 from 5 pm - 7 pm for some spooky storytelling.
National Self Improvement Month
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National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month
A month to remember the lives lost to suicide, and bring hope to those who struggle with suicidal ideation. If you need support, reach out to our Phoenix College Counseling department, or one of the crisis hotlines listed below.
Students can use the togetherall app for free, instant access to mental health support from real people.
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16, 2023
Are you ready for your first semester here at Phoenix College? Are you a new or returning student? Feel like you might need some additional guidance normally not found in a classroom setting. We've got the titles for you display for college success. Remember, check out college events, clubs and additional services for support. Check with Student Life & Leadership for campus events such as the Community Resource Fair, St. Mary's Food Bank, Club Fair, and Bumstead's Back to School Bash on August 24, 4 - 7 pm. Be sure to check out our e-resources:
International Dog Day
Celebrate International Dog Day with "Man's Best Friend" on August 26, 2023. Founded in 2004, International Dog Day was founded to bring awareness to the plights of animals around the globe and encourage pet adoption. Celebrate with your K9 counterpart or enjoy one of the many dog-gone books and movies on display. Unable to visit your library, we've got you covered with some e-resources:
Great Things Take Time
Celebrate the historical figures who shaped our nation through these titles, including the fictional tales of romance and heroes. Don't forget, the library will be closed this Fourth of July.
July is Disability Pride Month
This month is for those with disabilities, along with the community, to celebrate who they are and reclaim visibility in public spaces as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Here are some inspirational memoirs and remarkable characters in this pages.
Summer Chills & Thrills
Temperatures in the triple digits, enjoy the air conditioning with these summer themed books. Or you beat the heat with these chilly tales of horror. The choice is yours.
June is Rainbow Book Month
A nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that the lives of our LGBTQIA+ community.
Early College Experience
We have the resources you need to achieve your success beyond the classroom.
Don't Fear the Subtitles! Foreign Films & TV Shows.
A day of reflection when General Gordon Granger delivered the news of the Emancipation Proclamation informing the state of Texas of the Civil War and that all enslaved African Americans were free.
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons Day
May 5th is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Day day, remembering the many lives stolen in the Native American communities.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In 1977 the U.S. Congress chose May to commemorate the history and contributions of Asian American communities here in the United States.
Autism Awareness. Accept. Support. Celebrate!
National Arab-American Heritage Month (NAAHM)
During the month of April, recognition of the achievements of Arab Americans across the United States are promoted and celebrated through grass-root efforts. The Arab American Foundation first launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with only a few states passing permanent legislation designating the month of April as NAAHM.
Vie d'Ours Chique 2023 Fashion Show
The pinnacle event of Phoenix College Fashion Design program highlighting garment projects and original designs created by current students and alumni, happening May 6. Check out these titles for inspiration with Fashion Design to showcase. Tickets available for purchase.
National Poetry Month
A literary celebration of poetry and poets that influence our culture and society in the United States.
National Library Week
An annual celebration of Libraries across the country, happening April 23 - 29 this year. This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story.” Libraries provide more than just books and reference services, and bring communities together.
Women's History Month
A celebration of the contributions women have made to our society and continue to make everyday. Recognizing the achievements women have made over the course of history in different fields and interests. See campus events happening all throughout the month of March including STEAM Theatre and a discussion panel of “The Post-Roe World.”
Solidarity with Peoples Struggling Against Racism & Racial Discrimination Week
March 21-27, 2023 is a week of solidarity with peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination. Striving toward racial equality in all nations around the world opposing human rights violations, forms of injustice, and unethical discrimination.
A season of change, renewal, and blossoming. Enjoy nature with a good book this Spring Break.
Irish Heritage Month
Black History Month
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson established Negro Week, the second week of February, as a time to honor the contributions of African-Americans have made to the United States of American. As time has passed, as well as our culture as Americans. This week-long celebration has been extended the entire month of February over the years and has been recognized as Black History Month. Please join Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership Black History Month events happening all month long or enjoy one of the many books at the library for all ages.
Got plans for Valentine’s Day? Need some relationship advice? Or are you more of a fan of the romance genre than meeting new people? We’ve got just the books and/or films for you. Enjoy our romance fiction, dating advice, or just an interesting read on love while in lockdown. If romance isn’t your thing, try a blind date with a book for a new genre or experience. Be sure to stay safe this holiday with STDs & U seminars happening February 7-9, virtual & in-person (register required). Check-out Student Life & Leadership's "Valentines Day Marketplace" to support student club fundraisers on February 13 & 14 from 11 am - 2 pm in Sophomore Square, or the Adulting 101 Course: 1+1=3 Relationships workshop happening on February 14 in the Student Union from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Sweet treats can be found in these pages, or at least a great description of chocolate. Drop in for a chocolate treat (while supplies last), and be sure to checkout the Chocolate Affaire happening February 18-19 in Glendale, Arizona.
Random Acts of Kindness
February 14 - 20, practice a random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Need some inspiration, roll the yellow dice to bring joy to another or play the random acts of kindness bingo card for a chance to win a book.
New Year, Better You
With a new year here, it's time to take a moment to reflect on the last. Did you enjoy your time, achieve your goals, take stock on what was important to you? If you were just a bit unsatisfied and want to work on a better version of yourself, we have the books for you. Fitness, reduced back pain, getting more financially fit, or taking that professional risk. It just has to start with you. Be sure to checkout PC's Student Life & Leadership Adulting 101 series for those little life-lessons you may have missed beginning January 31 with the Way to Wellness workshop.
National Hobby Month
Time to celebrate your favorite passion or pastime, or take a chance to discover new ones. From artsy DIYs to outdoor activities, or try repurposing old material or even home-improvement projects. It's a chance to grow your skill set. Not sure what to try next, check out these titles for inspiration.
Music Moves Us
Music is everywhere. Our radio, streaming, movies, television, even our social media reels. Music can be the lyrics in our hymns, the rhythm of our dances, or the vibrations when our sense of hearing is lost. Music moves us. Take a look at what it takes to make music or just enjoy the easy listening.