Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

20th Anniversary of 911

Across the country, communities will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. In Piscataway, the Library presents September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a poster exhibition that recounts the events of the day through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. The exhibition  was created by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

The Elks will hold their annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, September 11. Join them on Saturday, September 11, at 11am at Elks Lodge #2414, located at 450 River Road (next to Riverside Park). The ceremony will be held outdoors, in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Visit the Library and come check out one of our many books available to commemorate the 20th anniversary.



Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience by Radhika Jones

Poetry After 9/11 : An Anthology Of New York Poets by Dennis Loy Johnson

The Long War: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan Since 9/11 by David Loyn

On That Day: The Definitive Timeline of 9/11 by William M. Arkin

The Looming Tower : Al-Qaeda And The Road To 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

The Day The World Came To Town : 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

Watching The World Change : The Stories Behind The Images Of 9/11 by David Friend

9-11 : The World’s Finest Comic Book Writers And Artists Tell Stories To Remember by DC Comics

While America Sleeps : A Wake-Up Call For The Post-9/11 Era by Russ Feingold

The Black Banners : The Inside Story Of 9/11 And The War Against Al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan

On Top Of The World : Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, And 9/11 : A Story Of Loss And Renewal by Tom Barbash



The Towers : A Dan Lenson Novel Of 9/11 by David Poyer

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Nine, Ten : A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Memory Of Things by Gae Polisner

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

Just A Drop Of Water by Kerry O’Malley Cerra

Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

September Roses by Jeanette Winter

What Were the Twin Towers? By Jim O’Connor

Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Branches of Hope: The 9/11 Survivor Tree by Ann Magee & Nicole Wong

This Very Tree : A Story Of 9/11, Resilience, And Regrowth by Sean Rubin


United 93

World Trade Center

Remember Me 

Zero Dark Thirty

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Places to Visit in NJ

Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial

1 Audrey Zapp Dr.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City and near the historic Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey, “Empty Sky” is the official State of New Jersey Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people that lived in or had ties to New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. 

9/11 Memorials (by town) visit:

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