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TSP event update:  Just got some exciting news from Esperanza Sanchez in Argentina!

The Argentinean Cultural Institute and Lincoln Library

Are hosting

“Walking in New York”

Intervened pictures and paints by

Sabrina Díaz

August 28th to September 25th at 672 Maipu Street, Buenos Aires – Argentina

The show will be opened from Monday to Friday 9am-9pm

Sabrina Díaz is a visual artist, who graduated from the Visual Art School of Lomas de Zamora in Buenos Aires. She Specialized in Photography, Digital Art and Painting. At the moment, she is the manager of the Visual Ideas Department, in the Cooperation Cultural Center Floreal Gorini.  Sabrina has been producing and exhibiting her art since 2003.

In the fog of memories, Sabrina Díaz builds her universe. Her visible topic:  New York City. Its buildings, its parks, its skies.  As flashes are fixed in remembrance, this reality will later become a route full of sensation and experience.  Just like in her previous exhibition in 2007, the artist mixes different procedures: digitally intervened pictures, acrylic painting, watercolor pencils applied on canvas or on paper (providing different chromatic effects). The limits between digital and film pictures are no longer clear.  She is producing works in which the general climate goes beyond any technique. New York, the visible subject, becomes a dream, the place where Sabrina Díaz reveals her interior world with an intense poetic dimension.


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Public Libraries Singapore has announced its What I’d Like the World to Read! For The September Project 2009. Patrons are invited to create a short video, audio or Power Point presentation on any book they choose and why they think it is important for the world to read it. Here is a sample of one of their submissions, What I’d Like the World to Read- The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

Public Libraries Singapore- Past September Projects
For the Public Libraries Singapore 2008 September Project, teens from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School created a giant interactive game board on Our Nation’s heritage, culture and history on landmarks at the Jurong Regional Library. Patrons were then free to play the game and learn more about their community.

In a past year, Ivan Chew of the Public Libraries Singapore also hosted a global event with Beverly Holmes Hughes, the Director of the Sugar Grove Public Library (IL). They coordinated an event in which teens from Singapore communicated with teens from Illinois via Instant Messenger, discussing how their lives were different and similar. This awesome event remains a TSP favorite!

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Karen M. Chobot, the Director of the Mildred Johnson Library at the North Dakota State College of Science recently shared her library’s event on our project listserv. Her event was a powerful–and painful–learning experience that will undoubtedly remain with her students for some time. We’re pleased and honored that the Mildred Johnson Library is participating once again in the project, and we’re happy to share Karen’s reflections, below:

This year we were lucky enough to schedule a visit from the BUS-eum of the TRACES museum in St. Paul, which visited the campus on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The TRACES museum focuses on events of World War II that have an impact on the people of the Midwest. This year’s traveling bus exhibit concerned the Nazi Prisoners of War, almost 400,000 prisoners who were housed in camps across the entire country. Only 3 of the camps were in North Dakota.

Given the current situation with Prisoners of War, the exhibit was timely and thought-provoking. Almost every one of the students who came to view the exhibit was unaware that we even housed Nazi prisoners in this country, although most of the older staff and public who came did so because they knew of the camps. Some even had relatives who worked in one of the camps in this state.Unfortunately, the TRACES museum is a victim of funding shortages and will probably close in November, though they hope to keep the website open and the Bus traveling, maybe even to Germany next year. Here is the URL: http://www.traces.org/

I now have a window display about the Prisoners, with information from the Bus, as well as some of our books on Nazi prisoners. In addition, my September Project exhibits focus on, as usual, Constitution Day and Banned Books/Freedom to Read. I always hope I can do more, but we have continual funding and staffing issues which make large events impossible.

Reading about everyone’s plans is fascinating and gave me a couple of ideas for other exhibits to do, particularly on voting and electing a president! Thanks for keeping us informed about everyone’s plans, and I hope the Project continues to grow.”

We love reading about the events, too, Karen, and each year we’re inspired by the creativity of the events and the dedication of those who put it all together. Thanks for sharing your event with us, Karen!

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Last year, La Biblioteca Centro Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina collaborated with El Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano, or ICANA, to produce “Puertas Abiertas,” a multi-dimensioned series of events designed to appreciate and enjoy global languages, food, and culture. It was a huge hit.

This year, La Biblioteca Centro Lincoln is working with ICANA Centro and ICANA Belgrano to produce “La Paz es Posible.” As Esperanza Sanchez posted to the September Project listserv:

En el marco de la muestra, en conmemoración del 11S y como parte de The September Project, ICANA invita al taller de plástica que coordinará la artista el 11 de Septiembre en ICANA Belgrano, 3 de Febrero 821 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Niños y Adolescentes: 15.30 horas.

Adultos: 17 horas. A las 18.30 hs. se servirá un vino de honor.

The event is an art workshop for children, adolescents, and adults featuring artist Beatríz Papotto.

It is a pleasure and privilege to welcome back La Biblioteca Centro Lincoln and the people of Buenos Aires, Argentina to the September Project.

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as we blogged about last week, la biblioteca centro lincoln collaborated with el instituto cultural argentino norteamericano (ICANA) to produce “puertas abiertas,” a multi-dimensioned series of events in buenos aires to enjoy the languages, food, and culture of each country.

ICANA’s esperanza sanchez reports about the event:

“Visitors received a piece of stencil art by Simulacro group from Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. They were exposed to art in several exhibitions: Historia con Zapatos and Tiempos Inhumanos, by the artist Malena Gainza.


Professor Julio Manjovsky lectured on four great twentieth century American photographers: Dorotea Lange, Lewis Hine, Dianne Arbus, and Eugene Smith.

Regarding music, there was projection of Elvis Presley’s 25th Anniversary Concert, and the documentaries Flashing on the Sixties and Empire of the Industry at the Auditorium.

Ricardo Poyo Castro delivered a talk on jazz and African American music. Participants could also enjoy some live music shows performed by Peter Bronzini and its duet and Roberto Moreno’s Quartet. James Murray and Proscenio presented some Broadway musicals.”




thank you, esperanza, for the excellent summary and photographs!

update: here is a new image of Tiempos Inhumanos:

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tomorrow, la biblioteca centro lincoln is collaborating with el instituto cultural argentino norteamericano (ICANA), the dante alighieri institut, the goethe institute, and the french alliance to produce “puertas abiertas,” a multi-dimensioned series of events to enjoy the languages, food, and culture of each country.


activities include jazz, performances of classical broadway musicals by the proscenio school, and a celebration of elvis. there will also be a live installation of street art and stencils so that members of the public can make his or her own works of art. ricardo rojas, instructor of the cultural center, will be there to help. there will be presentations about art, photography, literature, and jazz, and la biblioteca centro lincoln will provide a book display. there will be an art exhibit featuring malena gainza’s “cruel times” and gagali gociol’s “histories with shoes.” all events and activities are free.


from ICANA:

Puertas Abiertas, es una invitación a degustar los idiomas, la gastronomía y la cultura de cada país, este año bajo el lema “Imágenes del Tiempo”.

El Jazz y los musicales estarán presentes. La escuela Proscenio a cargo de James Murray presentará los clásicos musicales de Broadway. Celebraremos los 25 años de Elvis.

El arte estará en la muestra de Magali Gociol “Historias con Zapatos” y la presentación de “Tiempos Inhumanos” de Malena Gainza. También habrá una instalación en vivo de Street Art y Stencils para que el público realice sus propias obras de arte con instructores del Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas.

Conferencias sobre arte, fotografía, literatura y jazz nos acompañaran durante toda la tarde. Quiere saber mas sobre los Estados Unidos? no se pierda las charlas sobre vida universitaria, y acérquese a retirar, mapas y folletos.

La Biblioteca Centro Lincoln hará un book outlet donde podrá adquirir libros a precios increíbles!

En el laboratorio habrá sesiones de radio a través de los programas radiales de Voice of America. Para descansar y tomar un café habrá un coffee store a cargo del Instituto Gastronomico de Buenos Aires. Stands de comidas típicas de Estados Unidos de Kometo y Agroandina; y Pop corn para degustar en los espectáculos Proyección de videos con imágenes del cine norteamericano durante toda la jornada.

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this morning, lisa a. kirby, an assistant professor of english, shared news about some september project events being organized at north carolina wesleyan college. their events, centered around the theme of religious understanding, diversity, and tolerance, will take place on campus at elizabeth braswell pearsall library. as lisa noted on the september project listserv:

As part of that theme, we have several activities planned. Along with an exhibit in the library and a common, campus-wide reading, we will also be hosting a guest speaker. On Tuesday, September 11, at 4:30 pm, Dr. Umesh Gulati will give a talk, titled “Democratic Reconstruction of Religions and World Peace.” Dr. Gulati is a scholar of religious studies and cross-cultural awareness, and North Carolina Wesleyan College is proud to bring him to campus with the support of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

it’s exciting to see colleges collaborating with state humanities councils to organize such interesting and timely events!

update: we recently heard from lisa kirby who notes: “North Carolina Wesleyan College participated in The September Project for the first time this year. We focused on the themes of religious understanding, diversity, and tolerance, and our participation included an exhibit in the library and a guest speaker, Dr. Umesh Gulati, who delivered a talk on September 11 titled “Democratic Reconstruction of Religions and World Peace.” Dr. Gulati’s presentation was supported in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council.”

here’s some photos of the event and the library display.





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