100 years ago today the Titanic set out on her maiden voyage. But the ship – famous for its luxurious accommodations and rumored to be “unsinkable” – struck an iceberg on April 14 and sank almost immediately.
Learn more about the Titanic using the following resources:
Titanic, 100 years: 1912-2012 – original news stories and a variety of accurate and informative sites selected and presented by the Detroit Area Libraries Network
An Unsinkable Ship – NOVA
Photo Gallery: Discovering the Titanic at National Geographic
Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition, at the Henry Ford Museum Mar. 31-Sept. 30, 2012
Titanic’s Achilles Heel – a documentary produced by A&E, available for checkout at the library
The Watch That Ends The Night: Voices from the Titanic, by Allan Wolf
The Titanic: an Interactive History Adventure, by Bob Temple
Search the Manchester library catalog for “Titanic” for even more books and DVDs about the history and fate of the ship, crew, and passengers.