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Event: Teacher Workshop for Holocaust Education

Learn about The Olga Lengyel Institute's (TOLI) model for Holocaust education and get lesson ideas from Penny Kinche

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Library Open 24 Hours for Finals

The library will be OPEN 24 HOURS starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 28 until 4:30 p.m.

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Exhibit: Americans and the Holocaust

Visit the library November 9 through December 8 to view Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition

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Today we are celebrating Veterans Day.

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, is observed every year on November 11. It is a day to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. In other countries, today is known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, a day marking the anniversary of the end of World War I.

The poppy was chosen as the sign of remembrance because it appeared across the battlefields in northern France and Belgium. In 1954 the day was renamed Veterans Day. Today, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the veterans out there for their service.

Here in Special Collections, we have several of our collections that were donated by or about veterans. Information about these veterans and their experiences in war can be found in:

Poppy Flower

Fun Fact Friday is brought to you by Special Collections.