Events at the Library
See our upcoming events at Waynesboro-Wayne County Library
Events at the Library
Since 1934, the Waynesboro – Wayne County Library has been a center of activity in the community hosting several events, ranging from those sponsored by groups locally in our area to welcoming special guests such as authors and presenters throughout the state. The mission of the Waynesboro-Wayne County Library is to provide and promote open access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community. The library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning, to provide educational programs, and to collect and preserve the history of Wayne County, Mississippi.
To host such events, the library has a large meeting room that has been used for events as large as graduations. The library also has a smaller meeting room to accommodate smaller groups of fifteen to twenty people. If you are looking for a quieter place to study or for an area where a very small group of three to five can discuss a team project, our library provides a small study room perfectly suited for such occasions.
Exhibit: September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World
The Waynesboro-Wayne County 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 has a collection of 60 books and DVDs, plus other memorabilia based on September 11 that will be on display with this exhibit. Original copies of national newspapers from September 12, 20021 such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Record (New Jersey) will also be on display. For more information contact the library at (601) 735-2268, by email at email@example.com on social media via Facebook and Twitter.
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.