50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
The year of 1968 was a year of turmoil and death, both overseas in VietNam and here in the United States with first, the death of Martin Luther King Jr. and then Robert F. Kennedy in June of that year. Come join us in the Todd Library and check out our collection, including a DVD on RFK.
Smallpox Vaccine Discovered – 1796
In the 18th century, smallpox was a widespread and often fatal disease. Within 18 months, 12,000 people in England had been vaccinated and the number of smallpox deaths dropped by two-thirds. Come check out , at the Todd Library, what other diseases have been eradicated or still a major concern to life world-wide and the controversy over vaccinations.
National Library Week – All Month Long at Todd Library
Come help us celebrate and learn more about libraries in general and the important role they played in people’s lives. We will be waiting to see you. “Check us out”.
Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee Community College alumna, J. Tshab Her, this exhibit considers how Hmong life has changed since refugees first entered the United States in the 1970s and what it means to be Hmong American today.
In/Visibility: Hmong American and the Art of Storytelling is on exhibition at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library until Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to view the exhibit during the library’s normal hours of operation.
The Fall of the Alamo and Beyond
February and March 1836 denotes the siege of the Texan fort, led by the Mexican General Santa Anna. General Sam Houston rallied the U.S, with the war cry, “Remember the Alamo” and on April 21, 1836 defeated Santa Anna who then signed a treaty recognizing Texas’s independence. Come check out some of the library collection.