Veterans Day, November 11th

Today is Veterans Day, and the East Central Regional Library Headquarters and branches are all closed. Veterans Day is a national holiday, first proclaimed as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 with the following words: To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism …

Berlin Wall Anniversary

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For over 25 years a city existed within the confines of a wall that encircled it, keeping its residents in and everyone else out. Travel to and from West Berlin was only permitted through applications and documents. The Wall was a symbol of …

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Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights http://www.humanrights.state.mn.us/index.html — Investigates charges of illegal discrimination under the Human Rights Act EEOC (http://www.eeoc.gov/) — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates charges pertaining to employment discrimination American Civil Liberties Union ( http://www.aclu.org/)– National organization advocating individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public The library has other sites of interest …

Minnesota Video Vault

Sharing with you this announcement about an unbelievable new online resource: From Keith Ewing, Saint Cloud State University and the Minnesota Digital Library:Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has released the Minnesota Video Vault. The vault provides access to hundreds of videos and TPT productions, from short clips to lengthy shows. The “Educators” button allows you …