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The Power of Children

How Three Children Overcame Hate and Changed Our Society

January 28-March 16, 2019 at YDL-Whittaker

This winter, the Ypsilanti District Library is featuring The Power of Children, an exhibit dedicated to three children who changed history. The exhibit profiles Ruby Bridges, Anne Frank, and Ryan White, three young people who became the faces of some of the most intense struggles of the twentieth century and whose lives and stories continue to teach and inspire us.

Visitors be transported into the different worlds that these children endured: the Holocaust in 1940s, the Jim Crow south in the 1960s, and the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. This exhibit includes intense themes and is recommended for adults and for children ages 8 and older.

Past Exhibits

League of Women Voters 2018 Poster Contest

If you visit the library soon, you may see some artistic propaganda aimed at urging you to vote! Posters from the League of Women Voters high school poster contest are on display at libraries throughout the county.

It’s Banned Books Week!

Celebrate your freedom to read with an interactive exhibit showcasing banned and challenged books.

Inside the House and Home traveling exhibit

This immersive exhibit explores what it means to be at home in America with galleries that come alive with objects, photographs, and sound.

How to host an exhibit at YDL

YDL makes designated exhibit spaces available to the public for exhibits and displays when they are not in use by the library. Artists may submit an application to install an exhibition in the library’s space, subject to our Exhibits and Displays Policy. Individuals are limited to a single one-month exhibit per year, while educational institutions may post exhibits as often as there is space available. Please contact John Connaghan, connaghan@ypsilibrary.org, with questions about exhibitions.

Exhibit Application

  • The proposal must state clearly the theme of the exhibit, its content, the design of the display including physical dimensions and how the display can be placed specifically in the space available.
    I have read and agree to abide by the Exhibits, Displays, and Bulletin Boards Policy of the Ypsilanti District Library. I hereby do not hold the Ypsilanti District Library liable for any damages, injuries, theft, etc. while said artist is displaying their works at the Library. I agree to submit to the YDL Community Relations Department all related publicity and press releases for editorial review prior to their release.
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