September 26, 2017 | SuzyQ
Following ratification by the state of Virginia, The Bill of Rights became law on December 15, 1791. Comprised of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, they were written by James Madison in response to requests from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties. The First Amendment reads as follows:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Learn about the long history of dissent in America by checking out some of the following resources available in the Library's collection.
September 22, 2017 | SuzyQ
Autumn has arrived! Fall colors, apples, pumpkins cider, doughnuts, and much more! If you want to check out the beautiful foliage in Michigan - and beyond - use this handy guide to get the best views. (For a refresher course on why leaves change color in the Fall check here.) Then come home and cook up some yummy Fall treats, and relax with some interesting crafts - or even a good book! Or just watch some football! Or hockey! Whatever you do, have fun. The possibilities are endless!
September 19, 2017 | SuzyQ
This September PBS will present Ken Burns' epic ten-part, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War. Written by historian Geoffrey C. Ward, and including archival footage and historic television broadcasts, it was six years in the making.
September 17, 2017 | SuzyQ
Profiles everyday life in fourteenth-century England, covering everything from period beliefs and styles to hygiene and medical practices, and also discusses the influence of warfare.
September 16, 2017 | SuzyQ
The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man--a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.
September 13, 2017 | davisr
Want to learn more about dinosaurs? Working on a school project that involves dinosaurs? Take a look at some of the titles the library has on these prehistoric creatures.
Presents facts about the prehistoric world in which dinosaurs lived, the types of dinosaurs that lived in different time periods, and how dinosaur bones were discovered and studied.
Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, territory, life cycle, and different types of dinosaurs; how they became extinct; and how scientists have learned about them through fossils.
September 1, 2017 | SuzyQ
September 1, 1939. Hitler's armies invaded Poland, igniting the start of World War Ii.
September 2, 1666. The Great Fire of London began, raging for three days.
September 3, 1783. The Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, was signed by John Adams, Ben Franklin and John Jay.