August Coming Events

July 25, 2021 – CGPL Staff

We are in the final days of summer reading, but that doesn’t mean the fun is going to stop! Read on to see what’s happening in the Library in July! And we do mean in. Look carefully at events, because we are starting to come back to in-person programs. Check out our calendar for more information on each program 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.

All Ages:
• Dial-a-Story, 573-290-4455 – If you haven’t called Dial-a-Story yet, you are missing out on terrific books read by library staff who love nothing more than sharing stories. We have selections for both kids and adults. Give us a call!

Adult Programs:
• Fridays, 12:30 p.m., Book Talks – Join us on Facebook as the Adult Services staff discuss what they’re reading.

• August 3, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Oscar Hirsch Room, Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communication Strategies – Attendees will learn how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to connect and communicate. Space is limited; registration is required.
• August 3, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Ebb & Flow Fermentations, Books on Tap: A Social Book Club – Our freeform book club is back to in–person meetings downtown at Ebb & Flow Fermentations! Join us for drinks and discussion of what you read for this month’s theme: Missouri Reads (books about, set in, or written in Missouri, or by/about Missourians). Space is limited, and registration is requested.
• August 17, 1:00 p.m., Spice Life: Paprika – Join us via Facebook Live for an overview of this classic spice and its uses, then drop by the library and pick up a sample.
• August 28, 2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m., Praxair Creativity Lab, Crafternoon: Button Collage – Crafternoons are BACK! This month, create a bright and beautiful picture using buttons. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Youth Programs:
During the first two weeks of August, virtual storytimes continue via Facebook Live:

• Mondays at 7 p.m. Mr. Ryan reads re-imagined classic film and TV show favorites as lively, colorful picture books featuring the iconic moments and characters of the originals.
• Tuesday the 3rd and 10th at 11 a.m. Ms. Brenda shares stories, songs, fingerplays, and early literacy tips for preschoolers (ages 3–5).
• Wednesday 4th and 11th at 11 a.m. Ms. Renee shares stories and cuddles for our littlest library users and their caregivers during Babybook.
• Thursday 5th and 12th 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.

Ages 3–6 Programs:
• August 2, 9:00 a.m., Take and Make: Torn Paper Watermelon (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.

• August 7, 11:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m., Facebook Live, Germs, Germs, Germs! (ages 4–6) – Germs can make us sick, but washing hands properly can help get rid of germs! Ann Knight, Univ. of Missouri Home Extention Educator, will teach children proper handwashing techniques.
• August 16, 9:00 a.m., Take and Make: Sticker Art (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.
• August 21, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Youth Program Room, Kindergarten is Going to ROCK! (ages 5–6) – Students entering kindergarten this fall are invited to this special storytime featuring stories and activities to celebrate the first day of school. Participants will take home a copy of The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing. Registration is required as space is limited!

Ages 6–12 Programs:
• August 2, 9:00 a.m., Take and Make: Dreamcatchers (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.

• August 14, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Science Rocks: Stormy Science (ages 6–12) – Register to reserve a kit, then join us via Facebook Live as Mrs. Hicks demonstrates experiments to learn about the basic elements of a thunderstorm: rain clouds, thunder and lightning, and tornadoes.
• August 16, 9:00 a.m., Take and Make: Paper Sea Turtles (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.

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