Celebrate July 4! Library hours, local events

It’s almost July 4th! How will you celebrate? Andersen Library will close at 4:30pm on Wed., July 3rd, and the Library is closed on Thurs., July 4th. Then it’s back to normal summer session hours as of 7:30 a.m. on Fri., July 5th.

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 imageNow, about celebrating…there are a lot of choices!

On Tuesday, July 2nd, enjoy the Whitewater City Market vendors on the University’s Wyman mall from 4-7 pm.

Whitewater’s 4th of July Festival runs Wed.-Sun., July 3-July 6. The schedule includes a “Not all superheroes wear capes”-themed parade at 10am on Thurs. the 4th (see parade program for entries), preceded by the 12th annual Whippet City Mile Run along the same route and starting at about 9:50am. Following the parade is a water ski show on Cravath Lake. The Festival also includes midway games, food, music, the 35th annual car show (on the 4th, 8am-2pm), fireworks (Thurs. & Sat., 10pm), and more.

Many nearby communities will be celebrating as well, e.g., Milton offers a carnival, parade (1pm on the 4th), music, fireworks, and more. The Hoard Historical Museum (401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson) will host its 41st annual ice cream social on the 4th from 1-3pm with music and patriotic readings. 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!

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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