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September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, Poster Exhibit from the 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

Courtesy 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The Camden Public Library announces 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 permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. 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. The poster exhibit will be available to view in the library’s 2nd floor History Center from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from September 1 through September 30.

In addition to the exhibit, the library has collected a list of available resources—books and DVDs that cover both individual accounts and historical narratives. Visitors to the library will find a display of this media on the main floor near the entrance to the Picker Room. The resource list can also be accessed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).

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. This exhibition, curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 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 & MuseumPresident and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.

“This twentieth year is a particularly fraught anniversary of the 9/11 attack and its consequences, as we make a final withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The display reminds us how we are all connected,” said Ken Gross, Director of the Library’s Walsh History Center.

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.

Click the link below to view a 3-minute segment from WMTW-TV Channel 8 (ABC) about the exhibit.


9/11 Resources Available at the Camden Public Library

Adult Fiction

110 Stories: New York writes after September 11, ed. Ulrich Baer

When I Ran Away, Ilona Bannister

Falling Man, Don DeLillo

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

The Lies That Bind, Emily Giffin

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid

One Tuesday Morning, Karen Kingsbury

The Good Life, Jay McInerney

A Fall of Marigolds, Susan Meissner

The Emperor’s Children, Claire Messud

My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Otessa Moshfegh

Home Boy: H.M. Naqvi

Netherland, Joseph O’Neill

Between Two Rivers, Nicholas Rinaldi

Absent Friends, S.J. Rozan

The Writing on the Wall, Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The Submission, Amy Waldman

The Zero, Jess Walters

Adult Non-fiction

The 9/11 Commission Report: final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Portraits, 9/11/01: the collected “Portraits of Grief” from the New York Times

September 11: the 9/11 story, aftermath and legacy, Associated Press

After the Fall: New Yorkers remember September 11, 2001 and the years that followed, ed. Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman, Catherine Ellis, & Stephen Drury Smith

The Legacy Letters: messages of life and hope from 9/11 family members, ed. Brian Curtis

Saved at the Seawall: stories from the September 11 boat lift, Jessica DuLong

Women at Ground Zero: stories of courage and compassion, ed. Susan Hagen & Mary Carouba

Poetry After 9/11: an anthology of New York poets, ed. Dennis Loy Johnson & Valerie Merians

Dog Heroes of September 11th: a tribute to America’s search and rescue dogs, Nona Kilgore Bauer

Out of the Blue: the story of September 11, 2001 from Jihad to Ground Zero, Richard Bernstein

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, Jim DeFede

Tower Stories: an oral history of 9/11, ed. Damon DiMarco

The Last Men Out: life on the edge at Rescue 2 firehouse, Tom Downey

102 Minutes: the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer

The Ground Truth: the untold story of America under attack on 9/11, John Farmer

What is Life Worth?: the unprecedented effort to compensate the victims of 9/11, Kenneth R. Feinberg

Longitudes and Attitudes: exploring the world after September 11, Thomas L. Friedman

Covering Catastrophe: broadcast journalists report September 11, ed. Alison Gilbert, Phil Hirschkorn, Melinda Murphy, Robyn Walensky, & Mitchell Stephens

The Only Plane in the Sky: an oral history of 9/11, Garrett M. Graff

No Day Shall Erase You: the story of 9/11 as told at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, ed. Alice M. Greenwald

Firehouse, David Halberstam

Dust: the inside story of its role in the September 11th aftermath, Paul J. Lioy

Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the passengers and crew who fought back, Jere Longman

September 11: an oral history, ed. Dean E. Murphy

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World: the Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the rebirth of New York, Tom Roston

Heart of a Soldier: a story of love, heroism, and September 11th, James B. Stewart

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright

Fall and rise: the story of 9/11, Michael Zuckoff

Art and Photography

Brotherhood, Tony Hendra

The American Spirit: meeting the challenge of September 11, ed. Robert Sullivan

One Nation: America remembers September 11, 2001, ed. Robert Sullivan

Above Hallowed Ground: a photographic record of September 11, 2001, ed. Christopher Sweet

Memoirs and Biographies

Let’s Roll!: ordinary people, extraordinary courage, Lisa Beamer

Reluctant Hero: a 9/11 survivor speaks out about that unthinkable day, what he’s learned, how he’s struggled, and what no one should ever forget, Michael Benfante & Dave Hollander

Wake-up Call: the political education of a 9/11 widow, Kristen Breitweiser

Love You, Mean It: a true story of love, loss, and friendship after the Twin Towers fell, Patricia Carrington, Julia Collins, Claudia Gerbasi, & Ann Haynes

A Widow’s Walk, Marian Fontana

Thunder Dog: the true story of a blind man, his guide dog & the triumph of trust at Ground Zero, Michael Hingson & Susy Flory

Closure: the untold story of the Ground Zero recovery mission, William Keegan, Jr.

Unmeasured Strength, Lauren Manning

Last Man Down: a firefighter’s story of survival and escape from the World Trade Center, Richard Picciotto

The Red Bandanna, Tom Rinaldi

Where You Left Me: a memoir, Jennifer Gardner Trulson

Graphic Novels

Bikeman, Tom Flynn

The 9/11 Report: a graphic adaptation, Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colón

In the Shadow of No Towers, Art Spiegelman

American Widow, Alissa Torres


Nine, Ten: a September 11 story, Nora Raleigh Baskin

The 9/11 Terror Attacks, Valerie Bodden

The Little Chapel That Stood, A.B. Curtiss

30,000 Stitches: the inspiring story of the national 9/11 flag, Amanda Davis

14 Cows for America, Carmen Agra Deedy

Somewhere Among, Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

The Places We Sleep, Caroline Brooks DuBois

Understanding September 11th: answering questions about the attacks on America, Mitch Frank

The Attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Carolyn Gard

Saved By the Boats: the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, Julie Gassman

Ground Zero, Alan Gratz

The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas, Kimberly Willis Holt

Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey, Maira Kalman

Ground Zero, Nancy Louis

Branches of Hope: the 9/11 survivor tree, Ann Magee

On that Day: a book of hope for children, Andrea Patel

Towers Falling, Jewell Parker Rhodes

September 11, 2001: the day that changed America, Jill C. Wheeler

Young Adult

Enduring Freedom, Jawad Arash & Trent Reedy

Ask Me No Questions, Marina Budhos

Hope and Other Punch Lines, Julie Buxbaum

Just a Drop of Water, Kerry O’Malley Cerra

Love is the Higher Law, David Leviathan

A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Tahereh Mafi

All We Have Left, Wendy Mills

The Memory of Things, Gae Polisner

With Their Eyes: September 11th: the view from a high school at Ground Zero, ed. Annie Thoms


14 Cows for America

102 Minutes That Changed America

9/11: press for truth

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Fahrenheit 9/11

The Looming Tower

In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Shock and Awe

Remembering 9/11: 10 year commemorative collection

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