911 Poster Exhibit at the Library

The library has some fly­er sized posters from the 911 Memorial and Museum to view this week from September 7th — September 11th. The exhib­it rec­og­nizes the 20th anniver­sary of September 11th, 2001. The 911 Memorial and Museum describes the exhib­it as such:

…exhi­bi­tion that presents the his­to­ry of 911, its ori­gins, and its ongo­ing impli­ca­tions. It explores the con­se­quences of ter­ror­ism on indi­vid­ual lives and com­mu­ni­ties at the local, nation­al, and inter­na­tion­al lev­els, and encour­ages crit­i­cal think­ing about the lega­cies of 911.

Twenty years after the attacks, with ter­ror­ism still a threat today, the events of 911 and its after­math remind us that we may nev­er be able to pre­vent all the actions of peo­ple intent on harm­ing oth­ers, but we do have con­trol over how we respond to such events. Whether by vol­un­teer­ing in our local com­mu­ni­ties, serv­ing our nation in the mil­i­tary, car­ing for the sick, or through oth­er efforts, all of us can help build the world in which we want to live. As we wit­ness his­to­ry unfold­ing in our own time, the ways we choose to respond—both large and small—can demon­strate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.”

This poster exhi­bi­tion has been made pos­si­ble in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.