Calendar of Events
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. —Albert Einstein
JULY Holidays & Observances
Our goal is to gather a list of days celebrated every month for you to learn about, celebrate and have fun. We will highlight as many bookish or library related observances as possible.
The Month of July is National:
Self Improvement Month
Culinary Arts Month
1st – National Postal Workers Day
2nd – National UFO Day
4th – Independence Day
10th - National Clerihew Day
14th – Bastille Day
18th – International Nelson Mandela Day
18th – 24th – National Moth Week
20th – National Moon Day
24th – National Amelia Earhart Day
30th - World Friendship Day
NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY
National Clerihew Day celebrates a poem style created by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Bentley is a novelist and humorist (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956), who created the first-ever Clerihew at the age of 16.
Sir Humphry Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
As with most poetry, the Clerihew is defined by a set of rules. It must:
Include four lines.
Contain hyming couplets of AA/BB.
Include a person’s name in the first line.
Say something about that person.
Be humorous. It is meant to be a funny poem, of course.
The genre of poetry wasn’t limited to Bentley. Other poets wrote and published in this form as well, and still do.
A Cluster of Clerihews by Gavin Ewart
Excuse My Clerihews by William Hazell
The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram by Paul Ingram (Though they don’t really seem lost, I guess they once were.)
Story Time is suspended until further notice. Every Thursday (except on major holidays)
Books & Babies/Story Time is incorporated into the summer reading program, held every Thursday from 10:00am - 11:00am. Books and Babies, as well as Story Time, is held throughout year on Thursday's .
Along with stories, children participate in singing, dancing, and coloring activities. Starting in September 2019 - May 2020, story time will be at Valley View Nursing Home on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.
July Valley View Outreach - Suspended visits but still offering weekly book swap.
Valley View Outreach~Tuesdays: 2 pm - 3 pm
Location: Valley View Homes
Hosted by Karen Anderson from the library.
Nemont Outreach - July 1st & 15th
Nemont Manor Book Swap ~ 3:00pm
Location: Nemont Manor
Hosted by Janet Eidson from the library.
City Council Meetings - July 6th & 20th
City Council Meeting ~ 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Location: City County Chambers, Civic Center
Hosted by: Mayor Becky Erickson
July 4th - Library closed
Happy Fourth of July!
Board Meeting - July 16th
Library Board Meeting ~ 1:00 pm
Location: Horizon Room at the library
Hosted by: Library Board of Trustees.
2020 Summer Reading Program
Location ~ Library: Come & Go, Pick Up Kits, and Virtual
Hosted by: GCCL Staff
Friends of the Library Meeting - July 2
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Horizon Room at the Library
Hosted by: Friends Director, Michelle Bigelbach
GCCL Book Club - July 21
1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: TBD or Horizon Room at the Library
Hosted by: Megan Haddix from the library.
Due to COVID-19 the reading room has been moved to the basement Horizon Room. For daily use there is a limit of 4 persons at a time. However, due to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 in Valley County, there will be no public meetings or gatherings permitted in the month of July. Please watch for further notices in the upcoming months, as things are subject to change.
Meetings and Activities when operating normally and the horizon room is open to public meetings: GCCL holds many of its activities and events upstairs in the reading area or downstairs where there is ample space, tables and seating. A little known fact is that as this is your library; you may reserve the basement facilities for your events at the library (during library hours) free of charge.
To make a reservation or check for availability pleas call the library at 228-2731. You may also email the library through the contact page on our website.