Understanding 9/11

Compiled to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, this guide includes book lists, digital resources and details of library programs presented to deepen our understanding of the day and how it shaped the first two decades of the 21st century.



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  • Books unite usAward-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, writer of oft-challenged novels that speak to the modern experiences of young adults, once described censorship as “the child of fear, and the father of ignorance.” These words resonate with librarians always, though particularly loudly at this time of year, as Sept. 26 marks the beginning of Banned Books Week, […] Read More Posted Sep 23, 2021 by Kristin Friberg
  • Welcoming communitySept. 10-19 marks Welcoming Week, an initiative begun by Welcoming America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by ensuring everyone belongs. In 2016, the municipality of Princeton joined this initiative as a Welcoming Town, and each year the Department of Human Services teams up with the library […] Read More Posted Sep 13, 2021 by Kim
  • Twenty years since 9/11This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when terrorists hijacked four airplanes and turned them into missiles aimed at major U.S. landmarks. The attacks resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people and continue to shape our world. The library has developed programs and resources to recognize this year’s anniversary. In assembling […] Read More Posted Sep 6, 2021 by Madeleine Rosenberg
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