Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Three New Displays in the Library

The Ort Library is pleased to present three new displays that are available.  

The first, available on the third floor, is honoring Native American Heritage Month.  This year’s theme is “Serving Our People, Serving Our Nations; Honoring Those That Served Our Country".  We are highlighting some eight Native Americans who served their country during World War II, or the Korean War, or the Vietnam War.  Based on their heroism, they were awarded the Medal of Honor.  Additionally, we are highlighting the Native American Code Talkers of World War I and World War II who used their native languages as a communication tool among the Allies and as a code, was never broken.  This will be available through the end of November.

If you want to learn more, you can also go to the Library of Congress sponsored website, http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ to get more information about Native American Heritage Month and to listen to several Native Americans recount their time in the US Military under the Veterans History Project. 

The second, located on the fifth floor, is entitled “From Kites to Jets: The History of Flight”.  This display highlights some of the historic events associated with aviation from early use of kites in China to determine weather patterns, to the 15th century designs of Leonardo da Vinci, to the development of the airplane by the Wright Brothers.  In addition, it highlights some of the print resources the library offers on aviation.  This display will run through January 31, 2013.

Finally, on the third floor, we are highlighting some of the local, national, and international organizations that are working to end hunger.  We are also collecting food donations for the Frostburg Food Bank through the end of the semester.

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