Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Hanukah is a holiday of light

Monday, December 15th

“Hanukah is a holiday of light, and everyone should have light…it’s a chance to take goodness and lightness to make the world a better place.” ~ Chabad Rabbi Yossi Greenberg On December 2, 2014, Jewish culture was celebrated with a special meal served in the Den at Indiana University East, and the playing of the […]

I Will Write Peace on Your Wings

Monday, November 17th

November 17th is World Peace Day, a time when people focus on how they can bring peace through their own grassroots actions (in contrast to holidays like September’s International Day of Peace, which focuses more on global efforts to end wars). Started in 1997 by Don Morris, World Peace Day gives agency to ordinary people […]

Festival of Light

Monday, October 13th

Every autumn, Hindus throughout the world celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light. Observed on the darkest new moon of the Hindu month Kartik, it is a celebration of spiritual significance. People light diyas, lamps, and candles or shoot off fireworks in celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and everything that stands for – […]

Writing Right for National Writing Day and Beyond

Monday, October 6th

October 20th is National Writing Day, and there’s no better place to get started than the library. Whether you’re interested in getting a start writing your next research paper, composing your own short story, or reading the work of others, we have plenty of tools available to help. Want to get started writing fiction? Try […]

Hispanic Cultural Resources and Opportunities

Monday, September 29th

IU East is observing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 13th to October 13th this year, and there’s plenty to see and do! We started last week with a visit from Alice Driver, a photographer and documentarian, who spoke about her photojournalism and film career (her documentary is If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces) and […]