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    September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World

    Madison, IN September 4th -15th, 2021 – Jefferson County Public Library is excited to announce its
    participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, an educational exhibition that
    presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of
    those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival
    photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the
    consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international
    levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.

    Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its
    aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming
    others, but 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.

    This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration,
    education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    “During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new
    generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the
    idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the
    strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.

    “The library is honored to provide this exhibit for our community as it demonstrates two important
    values of our mission: to pursue lifelong learning and to better understand personal and regional
    heritage. We must not forget those who have come before us and the sacrifice that many have made in service for the benefit of others.” – Kara Motsinger, Children’s Librarian

    The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made
    possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any
    views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily
    represent those of the National endowment for Humanities.

    For questions or more information on this Exhibition, please visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    website or contact them at: press@911memorial.org.

    Library Contact: Kara Motsinger, Children’s Librarian, kara@mjcpl.org, 812-265-2744