July 4th Holiday: Library Hours, Local Events

Andersen Library will close at 4:30p.m. on Mon. (July 3rd) and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Wed. (July 5th), because of the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday.

While the physical library is closed, online access to databases (including articles), the library holdings information listed in Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) (including access to ebooks) and Ask a Librarian online assistance via chat will be available.

Flag and fireworks imageBut if you’re taking a break from studies, you can celebrate the holiday!

Whitewater’s Family Festival runs Fri.-Tues., June 30-July 4. The schedule includes a parade at 10am on Tues., the 4th (parade route map), preceded by the 10th annual Whippet City Mile Run along the same route and starting at about 9:50am. The Festival also includes midway games, food, music, the annual car & bike rally (on the 4th, 8am-2pm), Minneiska ski show (on the 2nd & 4th, at noon, on Cravath Lake), fireworks, and more.

Many nearby communities will be celebrating as well, e.g., Milton offers softball games (on Mon., July 3rd), carnival, parade (1pm on Tues. the 4th), music, fireworks, and more. The Hoard Historical Museum (401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson) will host its 38th annual ice cream social on the 4th from 1-4pm with music and patriotic readings. Fort Atkinson also has fireworks on Sun., July 2, at 9:45pm at the high school (925 Lexington Blvd, Fort Atkinson) and a Community Band Concert on Mon., July 3, at 7:30pm in Barrie Park (210 Robert St), with an ice cream social that starts at 6:30pm. Events listings are available for Jefferson County communities or Walworth County communities by selecting a date or date range on their calendars. To find events in other communities, please search the Internet or ask a librarian (call 262.472.1032, come in, email or chat) for assistance.

Enjoy. Happy Fourth! Andersen Library will see you on Wednesday, July 5th, when we will be open for our usual summer sessions hours (7:30am-8pm).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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