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We the People

23 new items:  the libraries have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. 

Included are books for children to adults on ‘A More Perfect Union.’  As we begin observing the 150th  anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the books are chosen to explore and promote reflection on the United States as a union.

Included are books on the Hispanic and African American experience and histories for children and adults on the Declaration of Independence, writing the U.S. Constitution and the Civil War.   There is also a DVD set  of the PBS Civil War series by Ken Burns and the accompanying book.

The books are on display in the libraries (or will be soon.)  If you don’t see them, ask the staff for assistance.

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We the People

23 new items:  the libraries have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. 

Included are books for children to adults on ‘A More Perfect Union.’  As we begin observing the 150th  anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the books are chosen to explore and promote reflection on the United States as a union.

Included are books on the Hispanic and African American experience and histories for children and adults on the Declaration of Independence, writing the U.S. Constitution and the Civil War.   There is also a DVD set  of the PBS Civil War series by Ken Burns and the accompanying book.

The books are on display in the libraries (or will be soon.)  If you don’t see them, ask the staff for assistance.

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Picturing America

>Now that Emily Taber Public Library has opened their new addition, they have a nice display space for new books.

The first display is their Picturing America collection,  books that  reflect our American history and culture.

The libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties are three of 4000 libraries across the United States selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is Picturing America. These books were chosen to further the study and understanding of American history and culture.

Some of the titles included are: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Birchbark House, The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (in both English and Spanish), Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Democracy in America , and 1776: The Illustrated Edition.

The collection is on display now at the library and all books are available for checkout.

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Picturing America

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September has several particularly American holidays: Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Constitution Day.

The Picturing America books reflect our American history and culture. In addition, the libraries have books on these September observances.

If you’d like to know more about Labor Day, there are several books to choose from. There was even a hurricane on Labor Day: Storm of the Century; the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

Much has been written about the September 11 attacks. Closure, the Untold Story of the Ground Zero Recovery Mission and September 11 Terrorist
Attacks
are just two of many.

To find out more about the U. S. Constitution take a look at Creation of the U.S. Constitution by Loreta Medina or Everything American Government Book by Nick Ragone. There is even a book about the ship named the U.S.S. Constitution by Jason Cooper.

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We the people

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On September 17, 1787, the U. S. Constitution was signed by 39 men. This document changed the course of history.

All schools accepting federal money are now required to include activities on the Constitution on this day. We can all use a review of the document.

Various other activities are planned on this day too. This website from the Constitution Center has information about the U.S. Constitution and planned events.

The libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties are three of 4000
libraries across the United States selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is Picturing America.
These books were chosen to further the study and understanding of American history and culture.

Some of the titles included are: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Birchbark House, The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (in both English and Spanish), Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Democracy in America , and 1776: The Illustrated Edition.

The collection is on display now at each library and all books are available for checkout.

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