July 18, 2019 at CPL

July 18

Following ratification by the state of Virginia, The Bill of Rights became law on December 15, 1791. Comprised of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, they were written by James Madison in response to requests from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties. The First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Learn about the long history of dissent in America by checking out some of the following resources available in the Library's collection.

The NASA New Horizons probe was launched January 19, 2006. After several years, it reached Pluto and spent the summer of 2015 studying the dwarf planet at a distance closer than any spacecraft before. The probe traveled closest to Pluto on July 14, 2015 and continued on to study more of the Kuiper Belt. Learn more about the far reaches of our solar system with these resources.

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Staff member dressed as a creeper from Minecraft

Join us July 15 - 21 as we celebrate Library Spirit Week! We encourage you to earn a light blue 62 Days of Summer pom-pom by dressing up with us for the following days and themes:

  • Monday, July 15: Michigan / Hometown Pride
  • Tuesday, July 16: Pet Pride / Animal Prints
  • Wednesday, July 17: Favorite Fandom
  • Thursday, July 18: Black Tie / Fancy Dress
  • Friday, July 19: School Colors
  • Saturday, July 20: Best Space Gear
  • Sunday, July 21: Stripes / Polka Dots

50th Apollo Moon Landing Celebration

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon bringing the first two humans to its surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Celebrate this momentous occasion with us! There will be activities, a light snack and video footage from the historical day. 

All activities/food while supplies last.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, July 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room