Thursday, November 10, 2011

All libraries (except for Tualatin) closed for Veterans Day

Cover of sheet music written to celebrate
the return of veterans at the end of WWI
(From the American Memory Project
of the Library of Congress)
All WCCLS member libraries except Tualatin Public Library will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. 

You may be interested in exploring the Veterans History Project, part of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." 

The project collects and digitizes video and audio interviews, photographs, diaries, and more. It covers wars from World War One to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

It's an amazing, important and growing digital resource. Take a look!