"The Wall That Heals" is the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. The Wall will be exhibited at Pink Hill Park, in Blue Springs, Missouri from September 30 - October 3, 2010. On display are original newspaper articles from the Washington Post, a commemorative plate, and a personal photo of some of the groundbreakers that day in Washington, D.C., one of whom is my husband. The Oak Grove Branch has a small display with items that can be checked out.
This summer, kids ages 7-18 participated in our Young Artist Exhibition. Over 80 works of art were submitted in categories ranging from drawing, painting, photography, graphic art, and mixed media. Local teachers, artists, and professionals judged the submissions. We were amazed at all the talented kids we have in our community!
For many of us, the Vietnam War was a part of history we could only learn about in textbooks. But for more than 2.7 million United States service men and women, it was a life and death reality, something from which to heal rather than merely read about.
I have always been an "animal person". Most library people are, hence, books like Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. When I was growing up, we had always at least 2 animals running around the house. However, when I got to college most apartments wouldn’t allow cats or dogs. So, I went and got the next best thing…a rat.