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It’s always a joy to hear from Sandy Whipple of the Goffstown Public Library in Goffstown, NH. She recently shared a description of the events from this past weekend and of those that are scheduled throughout September at her library. We’re always thrilled to get a peek at the events that happen around the globe, and as you’ll see below, Sandy’s photos from the 2009 events at her library did not disappoint.  As always, I’m certain those who attended her programs this weekend were thankful that Sandy and staff take time to organize thoughtful and creative events each September. Here’s what Sandy shared:

Inspired by Bill Erbes of Libraries Remember, we will remain open for 24 hours on 9/11, offering an array of programs, of which the candlelight vigil has become an important component. In addition, we will continue our knit a thon which has produced 750 helmet liners since last September. Sent to deployed troops, they offer a warm, made with love piece of home. We will be repeating the Thank a Hero cardmaking, which this year will include requests for non-military youth in the community to compose notes to military youth which will be included in Operation Military Kids Hero Backpacks. Since NH will be experiencing one of the largest deployments of Guard Members in its history on 9/11, these events are particularly apropos. Multiple showings of the award-winning film, “Taking Chance“, will provide a rarely seen side of a military ritual that illustrates the price of war in a unique, and profoundly moving way.

To round out the month, we will honor Banned Books Week in “Out of Silence”, a collaborative with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Featuring guest readers of all ages, we will lift the imposed veil of silence from the Afghan women who risk so much to have their voices heard.

Enjoy the pictures from last year which include the candlelight vigil, card-making and knitters from our knit a thon.

As always, we hope our September Project offerings will continue to Inspire, Challenge and Engage!


Sandy Whipple
Adult Services & Outreach
Goffstown Public Library
2 High Street
Goffstown, NH 03045


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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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