4th of July: Library hours, local celebrations

Andersen Library will be closed Sat. (July 2nd) through Mon. (July 4th), because of the holiday weekend. Of course, online access to databases (including articles), the library holdings listed in Books, media and more (UW Whitewater) (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’s Family Festival runs Fri.-Mon., July 1-4. The schedule includes a parade at 10am on Monday, the 4th (parade route map), preceded by the Whippet City Mile along the same route and starting at about 9:50am. The Festival also includes midway games, food (pickle on a stick!), music, the annual car & bike show (on the 4th, 8am-3pm), Minneiska ski show (on the 4th, after the parade, on Cravath Lake), fireworks, and more.

Many nearby communities will be celebrating as well, e.g., Milton offers softball games, carnival, parade (1pm on the 4th), music, fireworks, and more. The Hoard Historical Museum (401 Whitewater Ave) in Fort Atkinson will host its annual ice cream social on the 4th from 1-3pm with live music and patriotic readings. Fort Atkinson has additional events scheduled on Saturday July 2nd from 4-9:30pm at the high school (925 Lexington Blvd), such as music, dunk tanks, obstacle course, fireworks and more. Events going on in various Walworth County communities can be found at http://www.visitwalworthcounty.com/ by selecting a date on the calendar. 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 Tuesday, July 5th, when we will be open for our usual summer sessions hours (7:30am-9pm).

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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