CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library will participate in an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. 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. The poster exhibit will be available to view in the library’s 2nd floor History Center from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Sept. 1 through 30.

In addition to the exhibit, the library has collected a list of available resources — books and DVDs that cover both individual accounts and historical narratives. Visitors to the library will find a display of this media on the main floor near the entrance to the Picker Room. The resource list can also be accessed at librarycamden.org/event/9-11.

Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events. This exhibition, curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.

“This twentieth year is a particularly fraught anniversary of the 9/11 attack and its consequences, as we make a final withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The display reminds us how we are all connected,” said Ken Gross, Director of the Library’s Walsh History Center.

The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National endowment for Humanities.

For questions or more information on this exhibition, visit the9/11 Memorial & Museum website or contact press@911memorial.org.