Oldies But Goodies - Revisited
Aug 27, 2015
About a year ago, I blogged about a wonderful little book we received at the Riverside County Law Library in Indio. It was an updated copy of “The Constitutions of California and The United States”. Ref. KFC 679 .U55. Well, this 2013-14 edition has now been updated once again with the 2015-16 edition.
Why do I mention this again? Couple of reasons – First, as I mentioned in my previous blog of the same name, this book contains a chronological stroll through some of the most important documents ever written, in one easy to read paperback. If you haven’t taken a look yet, please stop by our Riverside or Indio location to peruse. I will probably encourage you to do so each year about this time which leads me to my second reason of revisiting this topic.
September 17th is Constitution Day!
In the 1990’s, there was Citizenship Day on September 17th. In 2005 Constitution Day was added and has been that way ever since. It is the day that commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of The United States on September 17, 1787. (Citizenship Day recognizes all who have become US Citizens).
There are also some fun websites you should take the time to visit.
One of my favorites is the Constitution Quiz. It is a very short quiz in which you answer questions about yourself and it tells you which Founding Father you are most similar to. (Mine came out to be George Washington!)
Some other interesting websites are:
ConstitutionFacts.com where you’ll find crossword puzzles at all levels. I dare you to try expert. Very Difficult! Also, there’s a Constitution IQ quiz. Fun to do.
Constitutionday.com has biographies of each of the Founding Fathers.
As I’ve said before; show some respect for these historical documents and give them the time they deserve. You won’t be disappointed.
Theresa is a Library Assistant at our Indio Branch.