Calendar of Events

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Holiday Pumpkin

Why is it called November?

November got its name from the Roman word "novem," which means nine. Originally there were only ten months in the year until the months of January and February were added in 45 B.C., making November the eleventh month, rather than the ninth month.

November is National
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Family Stories Month 

Career Development Month
Life Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month
Family Literacy Month
Novel Writing Month
No-Shave November
Picture Book Month

Weeks in November
Children's Book Week (second week)
Young Readers Week (second week)
Kindness Week (second week)
Game and Puzzle Week (week containing Thanksgiving)

Days in November
1st- Author's Day & Family Litercy Day
1st-2nd - Day of the Dead
2nd - General Election Day
6th - Daylight Savings Ends

11th - Veterans Day

Why do we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11?

Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 because it was on this day at 11:00 a.m. in 1918 that World War I ended.

13th - World Kindness Day
16th - Button Day
18th - Princess Day 
24th - Thanksgiving & National Day of Mourning

Why is Thanksgiving celebrated on the last Thursday in November?

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in the month of November to be the national holiday known as Thanksgiving. It is fashioned after the three-day feast of the harvest shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indigenous people in 1621.

25th-Black Friday
29th - Day of Giving
30th - Personal Space Day 


Story time continues with in-house programs every Thursday from 10-11 AM. Virtual Story time on Facebook posted some Thursdays. Please keep in mind, programs are subject to change and will not run if it falls on a holiday. Regular Program: Books & Babies/Story Time is held every Thursday from 10:00am - 11:00am.  Books & Babies/Story Time is held throughout year on Thursday's.  Along with stories, children participate in singing, dancing, and coloring activities.  Story time is located in the Horizon room and hosted by Amy Hanson & Karen Anderson from the library.
Valley View Outreach Book Exchange & Readings
Tuesdays: 10-11 am

Location: Valley View Homes

Hosted by Karen Anderson from the library.

Prairie Ridge Outreach Book Swap
Visits and book swap when requested.

Location: Prairie Ridge Village

Hosted by Karen Anderson from the library.

Nemont Outreach - November 2 & 16
Nemont Manor Book Swap ~ 3:00pm  

Location: Nemont Manor

Hosted by Janet Eidson from the library.

Veterans Day - November 11
Library is Closed.
Lustre Middle School Visit - November 2
Book Swap, Teen Program and Tour

Location: Upstairs at the library 

Hosted by: All Library Staff

City Council Meetings - November 7 & 21

City Council Meeting ~ 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Location: City County Chambers, Civic Center

Hosted by: The Mayor

Board Meeting - November 16
Library Board Meeting 

Location: Horizon Room at the library 

Hosted by: Library Board of Trustees.

GCCL Book Club - December 7 (combo of November and December).
Library Book Club ~ 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Horizon Room in the library basement

Hosted by: Megan Haddix 

Thanksgiving Eve & Thanksgiving Day- November 23-24 
Library is Closes at noon on the 23
Library closed all day on Thanksgiving.

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