At the Library in May!

May 2, 2021 – CGPL Staff

Spring is in the air and we are slowly but surely welcoming everyone back to the library! As of May 3rd, we will return to our regular hours Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday and Saturday 9-5, and Sundays 1-5. We are keeping to virtual programming for now, however. Listed below are our programs for May. Check out our Calendar for more information and links to register. As always, check our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/capelibrary) for the latest videos, blog post announcements, and library news.

Adult Programming:
May 4th, 6 p.m., Star Wars Trivia on Zoom – Test your Star Wars knowledge for fun and prizes. Registration required.
May 8th, 2-3 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Zoom and Facebook Live) – Join us and the Alzheimer’s Association for this look into what Alzheimer’s and Dementia mean. Registration required.
May 10th, Spice Life: Lavender – Check Facebook for an introductory video to Lavender and its culinary uses, and then pick up a sample!
May 17th, Take and Make: Button Bouquets – We’re upcycling buttons into flowers. Reserve your kit today!
• And as always, join us Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. on Facebook Live for Book Talks!

Youth Services:
Virtual storytimes continue via Facebook Live:
• Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Ms. Brenda shares stories, songs, fingerplays, and early literacy tips for preschoolers (ages 3-5).
• Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Ms. Renee shares stories and cuddles for our littlest library users and their caregivers during Babybook.
• Thursdays at 11 a.m. Ms. Renee shares tales, songs, and fingerplays for toddlers (ages 1-2).
• Thursdays at 7 p.m. Ms. Sharon shares nonfiction picture books to read aloud during Bedtime Stories.

Book Talks:
Join youth services staff as they announce this year’s winning titles and booktalk the upcoming nominees for these Missouri Readers’ Choice Book Awards:
• Show-Me Picture Book Award (grades K-3), Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.
• Mark Twain Award (grades 4-6), Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.
• Truman Award (grades 7-8), Tuesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.
• Gateway Award (grades 9-12), Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.
• May 25, 7 p.m., Graphically Speaking: What’s New? – Can’t get enough graphic novels?  Join Mr. Ryan as he highlights what’s new in our graphic novel collections on Facebook Live.

Children’s Art Programs:
• These May programs have already begun, but it’s not too late to register to pick up a kit for the May 1 Racing to Read/Growing Readers program (ages 3-6) or the May 1 Basket-Weaving program (ages 6-8).  Register, then pick up your kits any time through Saturday, May 8.
May 3rd, Take & Make: 3D Flowers (ages 3-5) – Join us for a demonstration of this Take & Make via Facebook Live! Then ask for a Take & Make kit at the drive-thru window when you pick up library materials. No registration necessary; first come, first served.
May 8th, 11 a.m., Cartooning:  White Pen on Black Paper (ages 9-12) – Register to reserve a kit, then follow along with Ms. Sharon on Facebook Live to explore cartooning with a white pen on black paper. Learn to draw cartoon dandelions and more.
May 15th, 11 a.m.,  Suncatcher (ages 6-8) –  Craft a DIY suncatcher by coloring a favorite picture and making it translucent. Hang it in a window and let the sunlight shine through your art design. Register to reserve a kit, then follow along with Ms. Brenda on Facebook Live.
May 17th, Take & Make: Little Mouse, Little Mouse Game (ages 3-5) – Join us for a demonstration of this Take & Make via Facebook Live! Then ask for a Take & Make kit at the drive-thru window when you pick up library materials. No registration necessary; first come, first served.
May 17th, Take & Make: Monkey Masks (ages 6-8) – Join us for a demonstration of this Take & Make via Facebook Live! Then ask for a Take & Make kit at the drive-thru window when you pick up library materials. No registration necessary; first come, first served.

STEM Programs:
May 22nd, 11 a.m., Science Rocks: Water Wonders (ages 6-12) –  Register to reserve a kit, then join science educator of the year Becky Hicks on Facebook Live for hands-on experiments that make science fun.
May 22nd, 1 p.m., Teen Pringles Ringle Challenge (ages 12-18) – Register to reserve a kit, then join Mr. Ryan for an engineering challenge on Facebook Live.  Successfully complete the challenge for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

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