September 16, 2011 Leave a comment
We’re kicking off our weekend with a celebration of Constitution Day! Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Get your Constitution Day celebration started with a traditional Constitution Day treat: nothing says USian like a traditional dish of apple pie with a slice of American cheese top. Or perhaps a deliciously American hamburger? A Sam Adams brew? I myself will be celebrating with a Jones soda and a vegan burrito, but you know, to each their own.
We also have some great reads to take you from Constitution Day through the weekend:
This collection of essays, from some of today’s premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrates these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. For more on this book, click here.
This superb collection of writing and letters explores the personal side of John Adams, offering firsthand accounts and analysis of the events of his era as well as insight into the man behind the public face. For more on this book, click here.
Focusing on the personal side of Jefferson, this wonderful collection explores his ideas and legacy through his letters and writings. With subjects ranging from his views on exploration, freedom, and democracy to ruminations on friends, family, books, and gardening,Thomas Jefferson: In His Own Words offers fascinating insight into one of our nation’s founders. For more information on this book, click here.
- Liberals Fight Tea Party on Constitution Day (alternet.org)
- Caroline Fredrickson: Let’s Help, Not Hinder, Schools in Teaching the Constitution (huffingtonpost.com)
- Events, Holidays & Rememberances – September (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)