Archive for June, 2011

July 2011 Exhibit – American History

Every 4th of July in the United States, we celebrate the birth of our nation with barbecues, fireworks and fun with our friends and family. However, there is a lot more to this holiday than these pastimes. The July exhibit in the WCC Library bulletin board area celebrates American History and its many different eras. Books on the exhibit range from those about people in U.S. history to those discussing named eras such the Gilded Age.

To learn more about American History, visit the Smithsonian Institute’s website for the National Museum of American History. There you will find some good online exhibitions such as those about The Disability Rights Movement or The Gettysburg Address.

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July 2011 Exhibit – Beach Reads

With the 4th of July holiday and the onset of often very hot weather, July is usually a busy month at North Carolina beaches, as well as at other beaches across the country.  For July 2011 the WCC Library’s newspaper exhibit area highlights books that could be good Beach Reads, or good reads at any of your other favorite places to relax. These books are all about either the beach, summer and other summertime activities.

To learn more about the beaches in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina beaches website.

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June 2011 Exhibit – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the American West

This June commemorates the Battle of the Little Bighorn, originally fought in June 1856.  Also, since this battle coincided with a time during which  the American West was being explored, books on display in the WCC Library bulletin board area will highlight the history of both events. The books range from biographies of individuals that were directly involved with these events, as well as books about the subjects in general.

To learn more about the Battle of the Little Bighorn, visit the Library of Congress American Memory website to learn more about those involved and to see pictures and other resources. To learn more about the American West, visit the Library of Congress American Memory website on the history of the American West.

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June 2011 Exhibit – American Civil War

It has been 150 years since the American Civil War began in 1861.  In the WCC Library newspaper exhibit area for June 2011  are books about the American Civil War, since 2011 begins the four-year celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.  Lasting until 2015, this observance of a pivotal conflict in our country’s history is being commemorated all over the United States with many different events.  The library’s display offers only a sampling of the wide range of Civil War materials held, ranging from biographies to books about specific battles or general histories.

To learn more about the sesquicentennial, visit the official website. On this website, you can find information about events in North Carolina, a comprehensive Civil War timeline, as well as information about Civil War battlefields.

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