The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host events to mark Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
This year, the Government Documents Unit of the Vanderbilt Libraries invites the VU community to celebrate Constitution Day at the Central Library. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the library will hand out pocket Constitutions, display government documents and host a constitution-themed social media photo booth. All are invited to participate.
A public reading of the Constitution will begin at 2:30 p.m. outside at the Central Library’s front entrance.
In addition, the Massey Law Library will distribute pocket Constitutions and cookies to Vanderbilt Law School students from 11 a.m. to noon.
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