Now through mid-October, Newton Public Library is hosting an educational exhibition created by the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
Told across 14 posters, “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World” includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. It reflects the museum’s core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as America observes the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
With terrorism still a threat today, the exhibition aims to convey the message that, though we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, 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.
The exhibition begins in the fiction section, on the right as you enter the library, and continues sequentially.