Celebrate July 4 (Independence Day)! Library hours, local events

It’s almost July 4th! How will you celebrate? Andersen & Lenox libraries will be closed on Mon., July 5th. Then it’s back to normal summer session hours as of 8 a.m. on Tues., July 6th.

Flag and fireworks imageWhitewater’s festivities have the theme “Celebrating our Hometown Heroes,” starting on July 1st with amusement rides in Cravath Lakefront Park. You can see food vendors and all of the festival events online, featuring the Miss Whitewater Pageant on Friday night, July 2nd, a car show and fireworks on Saturday, July 3rd, and the Whippet City Mile run at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 4th, followed by the parade at noon. Oh, and more fireworks on Sunday.

Check out events happening in nearby communities, too: Milton (events July 1-4 include parade on Sunday, July 4th), Elkhorn (music and fireworks on Friday, July 2nd), Jefferson County communities, Walworth County communities, and Janesville (events include a water ski show and fireworks). 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.

Want to learn more? Read the history of Independence Day from History.com, the Library of Congress, or PBS. If you want to spend some time learning more about the Declaration of Independence, along with other founding documents, symbols, and anthems of the United States, check out The Citizen’s Almanac.

Andersen Library is a federal depository library with federal government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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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