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National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Celebrated every year since 1993, NAHM’s four primary goals are to: Create a national, state and local focus on the arts and humanities through the media; Encourage the active participation of individuals, as well as arts, humanities and other interested organizations nationwide; Provide an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for

September 24th - September 30th is Banned Books Week. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. This year’s tagline for Banned Books Week is “Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book.” This alludes to the notion that we have a right to challenge any attempt at restricting our First Amendment rights a part of which guarantees our freedom of expression and

The James B. Duke Memorial Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the societal and cultural contributions of Hispanic people in the United States. Read more about it and explore links to many online exhibits and collections on the Library of Congress Hispanic Heritage Month webpage and resources below: Resources Bridging Historias: Funded by the NEH, Bridging Historias addresses the increasingly influential body of scholarship on