At the Library in June!

June 1, 2021 – CGPL Staff

It’s our favorite time of the year here at the Library: Summer Reading! We have special programs and events on the theme of Tails and Tales for readers of all ages. Our programs are all still virtual unless otherwise noted, but we are open for our regular hours, and we do have all of our seating available again. Come see us! 

Check out our calendar for more information and links to register. Or click on the link for each event to be taken directly to its registration page. As always, check our Facebook page for the latest videos, blog post announcements, and library news.

Check out our I Spy Missouri display in the lobby. Can you find all the Missouri items listed?

All Ages:
June 12th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Adoption Awareness: Humane Society of Southeast Missouri (All Ages) – Learn about dog and cat care and the work of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri from Cindy Lange, Community Outreach and Development Coordinator. We will make cat toys & treat bags for the pets at the shelter. A furry friend or two will be on hand to meet you. Join us outside for this socially distanced event. Masks are recommended.
June 8th, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Let’s Talk Audiobooks: Summer Reads for Families – Audiobooks are perfect for passing the time during looooong car rides.

Adult Programs:
June 1st, Adult Take and Make: Origami – Learn to fold a corner bookmark, jumping frog, and crane!
June 5th, 2 p.m., Basics of Photography  – Learn to tell your story in photos. Join us as photographer Jacob Thompson goes over the basics of photography, whether you’re using your cell phone or a full camera. 
June 7th, Spice Life: Tarragon – Learn the story of tarragon and its uses: versatile and intense, tarragon can go almost anywhere. Join us via Facebook Live, then pick up a sample to try it for yourself!
June 8th, 6 p.m., Fishin’ Holes and How To’s – Come learn about our local fishin’ holes and get tips to keep the big one from getting away. You won’t be just telling fish stories! 
June 26th, 2 p.m., Collaborative Storytelling: Dungeons & Dragons & Beyond – Learn the basics of D&D and find out about the other tabletop role-playing games out there!
June 29th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tails of Tales Trivia – Compete for glory and a prize in this animal story trivia contest!

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.
• We’ve added a NEW weekly storytime this summer. Join us each Friday at 11 a.m. for a fun flannelboard story! You’ll see some of your favorite stories told in a whole new (old?) way.

Ages 3-6 Programs:
June 1st, Take & Make: Farm Babies Puzzle (ages 3-6) – 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.
June 14th, Take and Make: Crabs (Ages 3-6) – 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.
June 21st, Somebunny’s an Artist! (Ages 4-6) – Register to reserve a kit containing dot markers, canvas, stencil, and instructions–everything you need to make this one-of-a-kind silhouette dot art masterpiece–then join us via Facebook Live for a demonstration.

Ages 6-12 Programs:
June 1st, Take & Make: Fish Flinger (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.

June 5th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Chalk the Walk (Ages 6-12) – Show your artistic side as we kick off summer reading fun with chalk art outside at the library. We’ll provide the sidewalk chalk – you bring the creativity! Masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed.
June 11th, STEM Challenge: Build a LEGO Gravity Roller (Ages 9-12) – Register to pick up a kit, then explore the concepts of gravity, mass, force, and momentum with LEGO. 
June 12th., Messy Science: Oobleck (Ages 6-12) – Register to reserve a kit and a list of everything you’ll need to gather, then join us via Facebook Live for the first of four great science experiments you can do at home.
June 14th, Take and Make: Clothespin Shark Puppets (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.
June 19th, Paper Weaving (Ages 6-8) – Learn how to weave strips of paper to create TWO pieces of art. Register to reserve a kit with everything you need, then tune in via Facebook Live to learn the basics of weaving with Cristy Crites.
June 25th, STEM Challenge: Build a LEGO Catapult (Ages 9-12)  – Register to pick up a kit, then explore the concepts of tension, torsion, and gravity with Legos.
June 26th, Kumihimo: Unicorn Tails (Ages 9-12) – Learn the Japanese art of Kumihimo (組み紐), a traditional art form of making braids and cords on either a portable handheld loom or disc. Learn the technique, then use it to make bracelets, anklets, lanyards, and other accessories.
June 26th, Messy Science: Wizards’ Brew (Ages 6-12) – Join us as we show you how to make a bubbling brew with SCIENCE, not magic.

Ages 12-18 Programs:
June 15th, Watercolor Rainbow Elephant (Ages 12-18) – Register to reserve a kit with everything you need to paint a watercolor rainbow elephant, then join us via Facebook Live to review the color wheel and to practice mixing colors to create a rainbow. 

June 22nd, Teen Trivia: Marvel Comics (Ages 12-18)  – Test your knowledge on all things Marvel. From movies to comics to TV shows, nothing Marvel is off-limits for this Marvel-ous trivia event. Gather a team or compete alone as a team of one. 
June 29th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Teen Stitch Camp: Monster Coin Pouch (Ages 12-18) – A monster’s mouth is a fun place to stash your cash. Register for a kit with everything you need to stitch a fun, free-form project–and learn some practical stitches that will add to your basic adulting skill set in the process.

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