Celebrate July 4th

July Fourth is Independence Day. See information related to this national holiday online from the Census Bureau, usa.gov, history.com, and the Library of Congress.

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Why do we celebrate? It’s our national birthday! On July 4, 1776 the 13 colonies took a big step toward becoming a sovereign nation when the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

How do we celebrate? parades, fireworks, barbecues, concerts, etc. Whitewater‘s parade on Friday, July 4th, starts at 10 a.m. See the entire festival schedule (July 3-6) online.

The University Library is closed on Friday-Saturday, but open on Sunday July 6th (4-8 p.m.). Whitewater’s public library (Irvin L. Young Memorial Library) is closed on Friday but open on Saturday July 5th.

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The University Library is a federal depository with many federal, state, local, and international documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in print, microfiche, CD-ROM, and electronically. Come check out your government at the University 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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