"I cannot live without books" - Thomas Jefferson
While we here at Milwaukee Public Library haven't baked him a cake (as in all the amazing tomes in our collection we've not found one yet that tells us how to send baked goods to a former president who has been dead for nearly two hundred years), we do wish to celebrate this day, the 13th of April, as the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Founding Father, primary author of the Declaration of Independence, the man responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, these are just a small sampling from a sizable list of the man's great accomplishments.
In honor of the man's 270th birthday, you could always take a look at his own writings or any of the numerous books about him in our collection. If visual media is more your thing, we also happen to have more than a few nonfiction DVDs on him, as well. For the truly adventurous, there's always the 1776 musical, where you can see a singing, dancing, violin-playing Thomas Jefferson (alongside the rest of the Continental Congress). All of these are available through the Milwaukee Public Library collection, check them out today!