Most people may have had a little bit of North Carolina history taught to them when they were in school, but how much do we really know about the state that we live in? Visit the library’s bulletin board exhibit area to find books about North Carolina history from the mountains to the ocean.
The Erwin Library invites you to check out books from the bulletin board exhibit area about American History, specifically books about the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. Since we are still in the middle of the sesquicentennial anniversary observation of the Civil War, it remains a good time to learn more about our country’s founding.
The library also offers a Civil War bibliography that you can view here.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. To learn more about this tragedy, the passengers, crew, and the ship itself, visit the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area for books about the legacy of the Titanic. The exhibit features books at both adult and children’s reading levels.
To join in on the history investigation about the Titanic that still continues today, visit the official site of the RMS Titanic.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a British novelist who lived during the Victorian era, but his work still resonates and is revered today through retellings and films. Since 2012 is the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area now highlights some of his most famous books, along with retellings of these stories by other authors, and biographies of Dickens himself.
For more information about the celebration and more information about Charles Dickens, visit the Dickens Anniversary website.
June is the official start of summer and, this year, the Erwin Library bulletin board exhibit area presents some good reads for your beach trip or other summer trip. Check out books about the beach, books that take place at the beach or during the summer, as well as books about other summer activities. For those of you that don’t have a trip to the beach or any where else planned, these books will remind you of past vacations and help you look forward to future trips.
May is celebrated in the United States as Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month. This month, in the Erwin Library bulletin board exhibit area, you will find books about specific countries and states that are considered part of the Asian and Pacific-American cultures, as well as books about Asian Americans.
May is also the month when we commemorate Memorial Day. Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. First known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War, and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
in the Erwin Library newspaper exhibit area for this month are books about the men and women who have served our country during the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, Korean War, and other more recent wars.
There are many memorials that celebrate the people who gave their lives in military service to the United States. Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial website, the National World War II Memorial website, Korean War Veterans Memorial website and the Arlington National Cemetery website. All of these memorials and cemeteries are located in Washington D.C.
Every year, libraries and librarians are celebrated during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2012).
During this April the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area highlights a few titles about librarians and becoming a librarian, as well as children’s books about libraries and reading.
For some interesting stories about the impact of libraries and ways you can help show the value of libraries, visit I Love Libraries.
April is National Poetry Month, sponsored since its inception in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. To celebrate, discover the Erwin Library’s collection of books of poetry as well as biographies about poets, a sample of which you can find in the library’s bulletin board exhibit area. Come check one of these books out and learn more about poetry and the memorable power of the written word. For more information about individual poets, or poetry in general, visit the Academy’s website at Poets.org.
Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.
Its purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of various technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, and streaming videos. All this month the Erwin Library bulletin board exhbit area will showcase books from our growing Science Fiction collection. These books often feature stories which present once well-balanced societies where misused technology has become the challenge to overcome.
For more Science Fiction books available at the Erwin Library, consult our new Science Fiction bibliography to find many more titles with their call numbers.