This month the Library focuses on “Black Lives Matter” as a New Civil Rights movement. You don’t want to miss this! Included is a timeline that starts from the beginning of the movement to present day.
The Human Library Event at Muntz Library on October 12th was in a word: “Exceptional’! If you missed it, you really missed! We had authors, motivators, law enforcement, veterans, religious leaders, survivors, and achievers! Every person that shared a piece of themselves made an impact on someone. Many ask the question:
What is a Human Library? Simply stated, it is individuals presenting themselves as a book, to be read through conversation with another human being. It is humans interacting with one another and “hearing” another person’s journey, beliefs, accomplishments, endeavors, struggles, and victories. It is an opportunity to see a person beyond the external. As a child, many of us learned the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The Human Library is the same concept, “Don’t judge a person by how they appear.”
We look forward to doing this again next year. Hope you will be able to participate!
Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Library! Interactive displays and activities are included on the Library 2nd floor!
Banned Books Week will be held September 24th thru September 30th. This event recognizes our “right to read” whatever we want to. It brings to our attention books that have been challenged or removed from libraries all over our nation.
The Library will have Patriot ribbons available on Monday, September 11th, as long as supplies last.
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.
Taken from: history.com
100 years ago in New York City there was a parade of silence to protest acts of violence toward Black people all over the United States. It was headed by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois.
Want to know more? https://youtu.be/5kRwdNlMCYA