The Harlem Renaissance1st Floor Reference Display
September 2003- October 2003
The Harlem Renaissance is the name given to the period from the end of World War I until the middle of the 1930s, during which there was an outburst of creative activity among African-Americans in literature, music, and art. Their works illustrate the unique culture and heritage of the African-American community, and this exhibit celebrates their achievements. The display includes books on the art and music of the Harlem Renaissance as well as the literature of such writers as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.
We Remember September 11th1st Floor Reference Display
September 10-15, 2003
The books in this display document in words and images the events of September 11th, 2001 and their aftermath. All of these titles are available in the Library and include eyewitness accounts, collections of photographs, speeches, and government reports.
Topics in Education: Technology2nd Floor Education Display
February 2003 - May 2003
A 21st century classroom is incomplete without 21st century technology. This display highlights a selection of Library materials that describe the effective and appropriate use of technology in education. Topics include assistive technology for the special education population, teaching in the "virtual" classroom, as well as innovative uses of technology that enhance the traditional educational experience for all children.
Celebrating 100 Years of Flight2nd Floor Display
November 2002 - June 2003
Aviation enthusiasts around the world are marking the year 2003 as the 100th anniversary of the world's first powered, manned flight. This exhibit celebrates the Wright Brothers' achievement, using books, posters, stamps and models to trace the history of flight from the early years to the present day. Books on display include general histories, accounts of aviation on Long Island, biographies of famous aviators, and manuals on the science and technology of flight.
Topics in Education: Literacy2nd Floor Education Display
September 2002 - January 2003
The United Nations inaugurated the International Literacy Decade in February 2003 in an effort to create awareness of the critical need to achieve universal literacy. This display highlights a cross-section of recent books on the theory and practice of literacy education, focusing on a variety of techniques and strategies that can assist teachers to improve their students' reading skills, from preschool through high school.
Dowling Students Dig Wyoming1st Floor Display
September 2002 - May 2003
This display chronicles the experiences of John Tanacredi, Professor of Earth and Marine Sciences, and 19 Dowling students during an introductory course in paleontology over the summer of 2002. Their classroom was the countryside of Wyoming and South Dakota, as they visited national monuments, attended lectures, and worked on excavation sites in search of dinosaur bones. Books from the Library collection provide background information on paleontology and related fields, while artifacts and photos document the student's experiences, including their discovery of the bones of a triceratops.