In commemoration of the sixteenth anniversary of September 11th, the Furman University Libraries are highlighting the eBook, 9/11: The World Speaks. More than four million people from across the United States and around the world have come through the galleries of the 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the Tribute WTC Visitor Center. A project of the September 11th Families’ Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the museum began serving the public in 2006. Many of these visitors have written their poignant reflections about the impact of September 11th on visitor cards that are collected in the Museum’s final gallery.
For the first time ever, the book 9/11: The World Speaks brings together a choice selection of these visitor cards, many of which talk about the inspiration people find in the outpouring of humanity in response to September 11th. In seeing the selflessness of first responders and ordinary citizens who rushed to help strangers and friends on that day, and in the many months of recovery that followed, adults and young people write that they have been inspired to help others in their communities and around the world.
About the Author: Lee Ielpi is a native of Great Neck, New York. Lee spent his career as a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department serving as a member of Rescue 2. Since losing his son Jonathan Lee Ielpi, Squad 288, FDNY, at the World Trade Center, Lee has dedicated himself to responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center with an eye towards making tomorrow a better day. He joined with the September 11th Families’ Association in November 2001 to represent the interests of the 9/11 community. In 2004, Lee along with Jennifer Adams co-founded the Tribute WTC Visitor Center.
PASCAL Delivers Service Will Be Suspended Beginning Friday, September 8 at Noon Due to Hurricane Irma
Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma on member libraries around the state, PASCAL Delivers requesting will be temporarily suspended at noon on Friday, September 8 and will remain suspended through Monday, September 11. Courier service for the entire state will be suspended on Monday September 11 due to the anticipated impact of the hurricane.
We will continue to monitor the impact of Hurricane Irma on PASCAL institutions and will announce plans for the resumption of PASCAL Delivers service as soon as possible following the storm. Please check our website or follow us on Twitter for updates.
What is PASCAL Delivers?
PASCAL Delivers is a free, rapid book-delivery service provided by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries which enables students, faculty and staff across the state to request and receive books from academic libraries in South Carolina. Over 12 million items are available in the catalog and books usually arrive within a few days!
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In observance of Labor Day, the James B. Duke Library will be operating on an adjusted schedule:
- Sep 3 Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Sep 4 Mon 10:00am – 1:00am
Learn more about the history of Labor Day by visiting the United States Department of Labor website. Did you know that more than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers?
by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern
Eid al-Adha is the second and holier of the two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide every year. Eid al-Adha 2017 in the United States begins in the evening of Thursday, August 31 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 1. Called the Sacrifice Feast, Eid al-Adha honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, as an act of submission to Allah’s command. Eid al-Adha is celebrated with the sacrifice of a ram, cow, or lamb using the Islamic rules of animal slaughter. The meat is then split into three different portions. One is given to the poor, another to family and friends, and the final portion is kept with the family who slaughtered the animal to be eaten at home. Muslims also participate in Eid prayers at their local mosque in a congregational setting.