Displays & Events 2017 Archive
Picture by Terri Ruffin, Chesapeake Library 2017
Our controversial topics display will remain throughout the 2017 spring semester. It highlights new books, DVDs and databases on a variety of current and controversial topics. These items support learning about current world events and provide material to argue a side or persuade readers. These resources will help you with your writing assignments for many classes, particularly English 111 assignments.
Congratulations to the 2016 Chesapeake Library Essay Contest Winners!
"Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers." PBS.org
“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” - James A. Garfield, May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success." (Asianpacificheritage.gov)
Please visit our colorful display and to learn more through exhibits, videos, and resources, visit the Asian/Pacific Heritage Website.
As Katharine Hepburn said, “What in the world would we do without our libraries?” Today’s libraries are more than just books; they provide resources for lifelong learning.
April 9th – 15th marks National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and we would like for you to help us celebrate!
Please visit the library and fill out a “My library is an expert in…” badge for our front windows.
If you’re not able to stop by the library, but would like to participate, just email us and we will post your comment with your name on the window. ~~ Abbie Basile & Your Library Staff
March is Women’s History Month. Please stop by and visit our two new displays recognizing the talents and accomplishments of women. Read about someone you may not be overly familiar with. Learn something new! One display is about women in various genres and issues that pertain to women. The second display, in the glass display case, is about women in STEM: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Books on display are available for check out. If you need assistance, just ask at the Circulation Desk
"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." — Paul Sweeney (goodreads.com)
Enjoy your summer! Experience a new adventure or make a new friend--read a good book!
"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~ Abram L. Urban
"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." ~ Elizabeth Murray
Life gets hectic! Stop and take time to enjoy the beauty around you!
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, June 2017
"The Library’s numerous collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The contributions of members of the LGBT community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBT activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny." - Library of Congress
For more detailed information, both written and digital, visit Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~ Robert Frost
Visit our National Poetry Month display and find a good book of poems or learn something about a new poet!
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. History.com
Men’s Health Awareness Month-November 2017
“Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S.
When detected early, prostate cancer survival rates are better than 98%. Find it late, and those survival rates drop below 26%.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-34 in the US.
Testicular cancer is a highly treatable cancer and can be effectively treated, and often cured.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Around 1 in 4 adults in the United States will experience a mental health problem in a given year. 3 out of four 4 suicides are men.
"November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." National. Congress of American Indians
“A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States have dropped 39% between 1989 and 2015. This translates to 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years. African-American women still have higher breast cancer death rates than white women nationally.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer.”
For more details, visit: American Cancer Society
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." ALA
Sept. 17, 2017
"The Constitution of the United States is the foundation of our American Government. It lays out the system of Government and the rights of the American people. The Constitution has three parts. The Preamble tells the purpose of the document and Government. The Articles set up how the Government is organized and how the Constitution can be changed. The Amendments are changes to the Constitution. The first ten Amendments are called the Bill of Rights." Government Publishing Office
"Believe you can, and you're halfway there!"
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Have a wonderful semester and let us know what we can do to help you be successful!
Picture by Terri Ruffin, Chesapeake Library 2017
Our controversial topics display will remain throughout the 2017 fall semester. It highlights new books, DVDs and databases on a variety of current and controversial topics. These items support learning about current world events and provide material to argue a side or persuade readers. These resources will help you with your writing assignments for many classes, particularly English 111 assignments.
Fall Classes Begin at TCC
August 21, 2017