Thursday, September 17, 2009

Celebrate Constitution Day - September 17

Due to the rain today, outdoor activities will be held under the canopy in front of the Grant (Humanities) Building, next to the Library.

Reading of the Preamble and Bill of Rights
11:00 a.m.
Speaker’s Corner
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Free pizza while it lasts!
Banned Books Readings
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Special Forum
The 1st Amendment: How is it real for you?
Inside in the Library Multipurpose Room, at the back of the main floor
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Come in and see the Library's display of challenged books on the main floor. "Banned Books" week is September 26 through October 3 this year.

The US Code states that "September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" to "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens."

Here are more resources for observing Constitution Day from the National Archives and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

1 comment:

Cathy W. said...

Thank you for letting folk know about this event & for posting the other resources!