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Library Events & Outreach, 2022-2023

Welcome to Skyline College Library

Social justice, open access, community, equity, and diversity are among our core values at Skyline College.

Through events and activities, Skyline College Library creates opportunities to deepen students’ understanding of social justice issues and expose students to diverse perspectives. Our programs aim to stimulate creativity and allow students to feel connected to our College’s mission and values.

Photo credit: Marisa Thigpen, 2019.

Implemented in collaboration with students clubs and other departments, Library programs foster student-centered, cross-disciplinary, and multi-layered conversations that travel beyond the academic curriculum.

Calendar of Events:

February 6 - February 28: Green Book display, Skyline College Library - This event has concluded.

Learn about the Green Book directories used by the Black community between 1936 and 1966 as a guide for safer traveling, which inspired the movie Green Book (

February 13 - March 31: Exhibit: The Newest AmericansOn display at Skyline College Library -  - This event has concluded.

An exhibit about immigration and citizenship featuring photographs and interviews. 









February 27, 4:00-6:00pm: Mic DROP! Poetry SLAM!!! Skyline College Library. - This event has concluded.

This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the community - to share their creativity through spoken word. Please REGISTER and submit your poem by Thursday, February 23. Refreshments provided.

March 13, 4:30pm.: Documentary Film Screening: Wasted: The Story of Food Waste - This event has concluded.

Renowned chefs discuss the economic and environmental costs of global food waste and explore solutions that involve educating consumers and food suppliers. Watch the trailer. Location: Intercultural Center Lounge, Building 4.

March 14, 3:30pm.: Documentary Film Screening: Bitter Seeds (virtual) - This event has concluded.

This documentary exposes the tragic impact of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotech corporation, Monsanto, on rural farming communities in India. Watch the trailer. Join us by zoom:


Wednesday, March 15, 3:30pm.: Panel discussion: global citizenship and food inequities (hyflex) - This event has concluded.

Panelists will discuss ways in which the individual, local, national and global are interconnected and co-produced, and how each of us can take responsibility for our choices and actions. Among our panelists will be community activists, writers, artists, journalists and Skyline College Faculty.

By Zoom & in the  Intercultural Center Lounge, Building 4. Register

March 21 & March 22, 1:00-2:00pm : Therapy Pets in the Library - This event has concluded. 

April 19, 1:30-2:30: Therapy Pets in the Library: Pumpkin the Cat (Library) - This event has concluded.

April 25, 2:00-3:00: Join us for Poetry MonthOde to Furry Friends (Library) - This event has concluded.

May 18, 1:00-2:00: Therapy Pets in the Library - Pumpkin the Cat (Library) - This event has concluded.

Fall Events 2022

September 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Writers under Attack: Salman Rushdie, Banned Books, and Freedom of Expression (Library Lounge Area) -- This event has concluded.


October 20, 2-3:30 p.m.: The Human Library (Virtual) -- This event has concluded.


November 17, 4:30-6:00 p.m.: International Voices: The Poetry of Many Tongues (Virtual) - This event has concluded.


About Our Series

Skyline College Library presents event series throughout the academic year, often in coordination with other campus groups or departments. (Beginning in March 2020, events have been presented via Zoom).

Fake News While fake news is certainly not a new phenomenon, the 2016 presidential election brought it to the forefront. The Library offers programs and activities to enhance awareness and skills needed to critically evaluate news as a source of information.

Films & Film Festivals The Library screens films and series of films on relevant, current social justice themes. Following each film, students, faculty have an opportunity to engage in discussion, often including the filmmaker.

Human Library In these Library facilitated interactive sessions held once or twice per semester, “human books” — in the form of Skyline College students, faculty and staff and community members — are “loaned out” to readers just as libraries loan physical books to library patrons. Each reader selects or “check outs” a human book and the two engage in meaningful one-on-one conversations.

Poetry Corner Since October, 2018, Poetry Corner has offered frequent poetry readings and discussions featuring poets from many cultures and walks of life. All poetry events are open to the Skyline College and San Mateo County communities.