Archive for September 2nd, 2007

for the fifth year in a row, sugar grove public library will keep its doors open for 24 hours on september 11. the effort, which is also part of the libraries remember project, includes a diverse set of activities. as library director beverly holmes hughes writes:

During this time we will host Ceremonies at the Library Flag Pole, conduct library card registration & voter registration, enjoy visits from our local heroes – the Sugar Grove Police and Fire Departments – and offer a Scholastic Book Sale. The Sugar Grove Library Friends will be hosting a Coffee/Snack Bar throughout the event in addition to their membership drive and silent auction.

please take some pictures beverly!

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It’s a pleasure to hear from past September Project participants about their current events, and I’m always happy to hear of events like this one that combine media–film and books– and top it off with a discussion to bring light to concepts and to invite further analysis from the audience.

At the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW), campus constituencies are collaborating to present an evening of understanding, introspection and reflection about the peoples and cultures of Afghanistan, and the United States’ role in the region.

The event is co-sponsored by the UNCW Common Reading Program who have selected Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” for the fall 2007 campus-wide read. Also sponsoring the event is UNCW’s Randall Library who have been actively involved with The September Project in prior years.

This September, the UNCW Common Reading Program and Randall Library will be convening a film and panel discussion comprised of UNCW scholars to commemorate 9/11 with a focus on the present and future of Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Lumina Theater, the UNCW Common Reading program will be screening a documentary titled “Afghan Stories.” The film deals with the American invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks and subsequent fall of the Taliban. After the film screening, we are convening a panel to discuss Afghan culture, the legacy of September 11th and life during wartime and its impact on the people of Afghanistan.

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