The Everett Cafe features thematic news displays
on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world. News posters are becoming a popular teaching aid; you may ask the library staff for any you'd like to keep, or -- first come, first serve -- just help yourself to the poster collection near the first floor services desk and enhance your classroom today!
- Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, Friday, 5/28
On May 31, 1922 the memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States was dedicated. A symbol of freedom, the marble monument was designed by Henry Bacon in neoclassical style with the inscription: "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."
The newspaper display on Friday, 5/28 will include stories about Lincoln, "the great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War." For further details about the Lincoln Memorial visit the National Park Service.
- The Hindenburg Disaster, Thursday, 5/6
On May 6, 1937 the Hindenburg airship, which provided successful passenger service between Europe and America, exploded in flames as it tried to land in stormy weather at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. It embarked from Frankfurt and left a total of thirty-six fatalities, including 13 passengers, 22 crew, and one ground crew.
With the exact cause of the disaster unresolved to this day, Hindenburg marked the end of airship travel.
Spectacular newsreel coverage was recorded and made live the next day.
- Children’s Book Week, Monday, 5/10
Children's Book Week dates back to 1913 when Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, spread word of the need to promote higher standards in children's books. He created a Children's Book Week with the help of publishers, booksellers, and librarians.
Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes. The Children's Book Council assumed official responsibility in 1944 and has since been planning and promoting events, including author appearances, storytelling, and much more.
In recognition the Gottesman Libraries will post stories about the history and development of Children's Book Week, which is being held this year from May 10th through May 16th.
- Brown versus Board of Education, Monday, 5/17
Brown versus Board of Education was a landmarked civil rights case. On May 17, 1954, The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional state laws that established separate public schools for black and white students and denied black children equal educational opportunities.
The Gottesman Libraries will display headlines and editorials about this important case, showing how it impacted education and paved the way for racial integration and civil rights.
Be sure to see the online exhibit at the National Archives, Teaching with Documents: Documents Relating to Brown v. Board of Education, for additional ideas on how to integrate primary source materials into the classroom.
Last Updated: 7:30 am, Monday, Apr 19 , 2010