Remembering 9/11

Across the country and around the world, people are commemorating both the tragic events and the extraordinary heroism that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. We’ve gathered a list of events, websites, TV specials, books and movies on a variety of topics surrounding 9/11.

Photo of Wentworth Park 9/11 Memorial by Lansing Parks and Recreation Department

Michigan Events


TV Specials
Making the 9/11 Memorial
History Channel • Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
Behind the scenes at the Ground Zero memorial, from conception to installation.

The Twins of the Twin Towers
OWN • Sept. 11, 9 p.m.
Profiles more than 40 people who lost their twin in the attacks.

9/11: 10 Years Later
CBS • Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
The minds behind the film 9/11 update their critically acclaimed work with new interviews.

The Space Between
USA • Sept. 11, 9 p.m.
The powerful 2010 Tribeca Film Festival entrant examining how the attacks brought people together.

The library offers over 200 items on the subject of September 11, 2001, on books, audiobooks, eAudiobooks and DVDs. They range from biography and pictorials to fiction and poetry. Here is a small sampling:

Adult Fiction
One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury
The Towers: A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11 by David Poyer
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (on CD) by Jonathan Safran Foer

Adult Non-fiction
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacts Upon the United States 
A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the September 11 Memorial by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic

Young Adult Fiction
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
The Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski; pencils, John Romita, Jr. (et al.)

Children’s Fiction
Playing Dad’s Song by D. Dina Friedman

Children’s Non-fiction
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Children’s Prayers for America: Young People of Many Faiths Share their Hopes for Our Nation compiled by Karlynn Keyes Lee

America Remembers: The Events of September 11 and America’s Response CNN
World Trade Center: A Modern Marvel, 1973-2001 The History Channel

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