In a letter to his wife Abigail, founding father John Adams declared that the Fourth of July “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

Accordingly, the library will be closed this Saturday, July 4, as we celebrate the country’s 239th birthday. Stop by soon to score some fantastic finds for The Fourth:

The library will reopen Sunday, July 5 at noon.


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