This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. To commemorate this anniversary the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, located in New York City, has made a host of resources available. 

Westlake Porter Public Library will exhibit a special poster presentation, September 11: The Day That Changed the World. These posters consist of images and stories from both witnesses and survivors. The library will have cards available for you to share what you witnessed that historic day. The posters will be on display beginning in early September in the hallway of the meeting room wing. The exhibition was developed by the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and was made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

Beginning on Friday, September 10,  the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will provide a webinar for streaming on demand. A live chat will be available on both September 10 and 11 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to answer your questions. Follow this link to view the webinar:

The library is also collecting memories and hopes for the future from September 1-10 in the Youth Services Department. They will be placed on stars and hung in Christina’s Corner, which memorializes Westlake resident Christina Sunga Ryook. Christina was in the World Trade Center when it was attacked. Visitors may view the memory/hopes stars from September 11 and throughout the following week. Anyone who wishes to leave a Memory or Hopes on a Star but can’t make it into the library between September 1-10 may contact the Youth Services Department at 440-250-5471 or email to

For more information about the museum visit their website. The 9/11 Museum and Memorial can also be followed on Facebook @911Memorial and Twitter @Sept11Memorial

Christina's Corner
Christina’s Corner in Youth Services at Westlake Porter Public Library