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The Day that Changed the World: 9-11-2001

Month-long Exhibit, Events, & Activities at the Library in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

 Exhibit, Events, & Activities

The Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library will feature an exclusive poster exhibit, special events, and activities during September.

911 Memorial and Museum

Poster Exhibit

Told across 14 posters, the educational exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & 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.

"Anniversary in the Schools" Webinar

September 10th
10:30 am & 1:00 pm

We will have two viewings of the annual “Anniversary in the Schools” webinar (approximately 35 minutes long) in commemoration.

We are requesting that all visitors wear masks at that time due to the size of the room.

~ 911memorial.org

Exhibit Viewing Booth

Visit a dedicated viewing booth to watch video clips to understand the events of 9/11, the antecedents of the attacks, and the ongoing repercussions of that day. Along with copies of articles from the Sawyer County Record’s issue from Sept. 19, 2001.

Make a "Survivor Tree Leaf"

Visit the 9/11 exhibit and draw or leave a message of hope on your leaf and post it on the art boards.

More about the Survivor Tree.

Survivor Leaf Instructions & Leaf

“In October 2001, a severely damaged tree was discovered at Ground Zero, with snapped roots and burned and broken branches. The tree was removed from the rubble and placed in the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.”

~ 911memorial.org

Module 1: Events of 9/11

What happened on the morning of September 11, 2001?

Module 2: Antecedents of 9/11

Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and why did they attack the United States?

Module 3: The History of the World Trade Center

What was the World Trade Center and why was it important?

Module 4: Solidarity After 9/11

How did people come together in the aftermath of 9/11?

Module 5: Memorializing 9/11

Why is it important to remember 9/11?

Module 6: Repercussions of 9/11

What are some of the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks?

Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library

Sherman & Ruth Weiss
Community Library
P.O. Box 917
10788 State Hwy 22/77
Hayward, WI 54843

phone 715-634-2161
fax 715-634-5257

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm

Curbside daily by appointment.
Call 715-634-2161

The library is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 26
  • New Year's Eve Day