Monday, December 5, 2016

New Library Displays for December 2016

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present new displays for the month of December.

The display on the 5th floor of the library highlights the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This display was put together by Charles Courtney, who has an interest in military history. Some of the items in the display are from his personal collection. Additionally, this display includes many resources that the library offers on the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, 75 years ago.

The display on the 4th floor highlights the changing times in two areas of our lives and continues from November.  The first display case has a set of china used when Dr. Compton was President, 1945 - 1954, and a set on loan from Chartwell's that is used today.  It is interesting to see the difference in the patterns. The second display case has china/porcelain dishes painted by Dr. Compton after her retirement from Frostburg State Teachers College.  The items were donated by a friend of Dr. Compton's to the Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University. Also included in the display are photographs of teas and social events which can be compared to our events today.  Do we prefer the fast, easy way to socialize or long for the more formal, slower past?

The first display on the 3rd floor, highlights Kwanzaa. The display provides a brief history of the holiday and introduces Nguzo Saba, or the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa.  Additional information about the holiday includes information on the seven basic symbols of Kwanzaa that represent the values and concepts reflective of African Culture.

The second display on the 3rd floor highlights the Children’s Literature Centre Storybook Holiday that is held every December. The display highlights some of the holiday themed children’s books the library offers and includes other holiday decorations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Theresa Mastrodonato ( or 301-687-4425).

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