Sunday, November 3, 2013

Three New Library Displays for November

The Ort Library is pleased to present three new displays for November.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor (by the main entrance) is a remembrance of the day, 50 years ago (November 22, 1963) that President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas. The display presents a timeline of events as they happened that fateful day in Dallas. Additionally, several books about the subject that are available here at FSU are shown in the display. Finally, the display also provides examples of some of the front pages of newspapers from around the country that have been collected on microfilm about the event. The library owns a copy of the microfilm entitled Memorial Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm: Chronicling Events of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, November 22-26, 1963 (E842 .M45). If you would like to see this newspaper collection, please stop by the 2nd floor of the library.

The second display, also located on the 3rd floor (located between the 4 stand-up PCs) looks at food insecurity and hunger for those living in Allegany and Garrett counties. More than 49 million Americans are living in households that are food insecure. According to the latest US Census data, more than 30% of households in Allegany County and almost 28% of households in Garrett County have incomes of less than $25,000, which can make purchasing food difficult. The Ort Library will be collecting for the Frostburg Food Pantry through the end of the semester. A collection box is located by the display.

The final display, located on the 5th floor of the library, recognizes the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address given on November 19, 1863. His speech was one of many given that day to remember those that were killed during the Battle of Gettysburg that occurred the first three days of July 1863. Lincoln was there to dedicate a national cemetery to those killed in the battle. His speech begins with the famous line “Four score and seven years ago…”
The displays will be up through the end of November.

If you have any questions about the displays, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at 301-687-4425 or or MaryJo Price at 301-687-4889 or

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