July 4: Andersen Library hours, Whitewater events

Andersen Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014. Of course, online access to databases (including articles), the library catalog (including 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 has a parade that starts at 10 a.m. on the 4th (parade route map), preceded by the Whippet City Mile along the same route and starting at 9:45 a.m.

The Family Festival at Whitewater runs Thurs.-Sat., July 3-5. The schedule includes midway games, food (pickle on a stick!), music, the annual car show (on the 4th), Minneiska ski show (on the 4th), fireworks, the Whitewater Classic Drum Corps International tour event (on the 5th in UWW’s Perkins Stadium) and more.

Also on Sat., July 5th, from 1-3pm in the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main Street): The Whitewater Arts Alliance and the Whitewater Historical Society are sponsoring an appearance by Barbara Birge of Charlotte, NC, who will read from the 1860s diaries and 1912 published work of her great-grandfather, Julius Birge, who gave the Birge Fountain to Whitewater.

Many nearby communities will be celebrating as well, e.g,. Milton offers “Taste of Milton,” Optimist Run/Walk (on the 4th), carnival, parade (on the 4th), music, softball, and more. The Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson will host its annual ice cream social on the 4th from 1-3 p.m. with live music.


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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