Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let the Fireworks Begin

The 4th of July--with its fireworks, parades, concerts and more--is almost upon us.

To see what started all the fireworks, visit the
National Archives to view the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and more are als
o available, all with transcripts.


Interested in learning more about the American Revolution, Independence Day or the Declaration of Independence--and some of the key players behind them? Many books for adults and children are available through TWU Libraries, including the following:

Independence Day: Its Celebration, Spirit and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse Edited by Robert Haven SchaufflerThe Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock by William M. Fowler, Jr.John Adams by David G. McCullough
Benjamin Franklin: A Biography by Ronald William ClarkCommon Sense by Thomas Paine


The following are part of the Children's Collection of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton Campus.
Happy Birthday, America! by Marsha Wilson ChallOn the Day the Tall Ships Sailed by Betty Paraskevas and Michael ParaskevasApple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. WongAmerican Revolution, 1700-1800 by Joy MasoffOne Final Firecracker by Gregory MaguireThe Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. GeorgeA Primer About the Flag by Marvin Bell

Remember:  The libraries on the Dallas and Denton campuses, and the Houston ARC, will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Regular summer hours will resume at all TWU Libraries on Friday, July 5th.

Let the fireworks begin!

~Lisa Galletta and Grace Smart