Happy Independence Day!
Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a "laptop," which was a writing desk that could fit on one's lap.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.
Conversely, America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.
Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them.
The White House held its first 4th of July party in 1801.
This week at the library:
at the Concord Library: July 3rd @ 6:00.
at the Lafayette Library: July 5th @ 12:00.
Minecraft at the Hercules Library: July 5th @ 3:00.
East Bay Parks: Poopology
at the Antioch Library:
July 6th @ 1:00
Tie Dye for Tweens and Teens
at the Walnut Creek Library:
July 6th @ 4:00
Java Programming for Teens
at the Danville Library: July 8th @ 3:00.
Space : a visual encyclopedia
Void : the strange physics of nothing
Space shuttle : the first 20 years
Leaving orbit : notes from the last days of American spaceflight
Independence Day : birthday of the United States
Contra Costa County Library
777 Arnold Drive, Suite 210
Martinez, California 94553