September Coming Events

August 29, 2021 – CGPL Staff

Here’s what’s happening in the Library in September! 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.

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!

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

• September 7, 7:30-8 p.m., Ebb & Flow Fermentations, Books on Tap: A Social Book Club – Join our freeform book club for drinks and discussion of what we read for August’s theme: Blast from the Past – books about history or set in historical time periods.
• September 11, 2-3 p.m., Praxair Creativity Lab, Crafternoon: Tissue Paper Painting – Did you know you can paint with tissue paper? Join us and find out how! We will be using tissue paper and water to create watercolor prints with motivational sayings. Registration required.
• September 15, 2-3 p.m., Oscar Hirsch Room, Introduction to Medicare – Join us as Yimar Santos from Missouri CLAIM, a state health insurance assistance program, shares basic Medicare information about eligibility, enrollment, basic coverage, and resources for assistance in applying for coverage and making claims.
• September 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Hirsch Community Rooms, Tales of Tails Trivia – Test your animal story prowess! What animal made the Call of the Wild? What titular beast was it that beauty killed in this movie classic? Compete for glory and a prize!
• September 20, 5:30 p.m., Spice Life Cumin – Join us via Facebook Live for information about cumin, then pick up a sample of this spice often used in Mexican cuisine from the Information Desk.
• September 25, 6-8 p.m., Library Front Lawn, Stone Soup Shakespeare: Hamlet – Join Stone Soup Shakespeare for a tour two years in the making as they bring Hamlet to the library’s front lawn! Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and some snacks and drinks if you’d like some (no alcohol, please).

Youth Programs:
Miss the thrill of Summer Reading? Take the Reading Challenge! Register online at www.capelibrary.org or pick up a reading log in person at the Youth Services desk. Children and teen participants will be entered into drawings to win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Preschool participants will be entered into a drawing to win a bag of picture books.

Ages 3-6:
Starting the week of September 6th, join us in person for Preschool Storytime, BabyBook, and Toddler Time! Bedtime Stories will continue to air on Facebook Live.

• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Youth Program Room, Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
• Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Youth Program Room, BabyBook (age babies)
• Thursdays, 11 a.m., Youth Program Room, Toddler Time (ages  2-3)
• Thursdays, 7 p.m., Facebook Live, Bedtime Stories
• September 6, 9 a.m., Facebook Live, Take & Makes: Yarn-Wrapped Apples & Paper Owl Toys (ages 3-8) – Join us for a demonstration of these Take & Makes 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.
• September 20, 9 a.m., Facebook Live, Take and Makes: Paper Plate Apples & Paper Cats (ages 3-8) – Join us for a demonstration of these Take & Makes 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.
• September 25, 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m., Youth Program Room, Preschool Art: Button Apple Tree (ages 3-6) – Welcome cooler weather with an easy fall art project that even the younger ones can do: a button apple tree!  Register to reserve a space. Two sessions are provided–please sign up for one session only. See the 11:00 AM session here.

Ages 6-12:
• September 7, 7-7:30 p.m., Facebook Live, Let’s Talk Picture Books: School is Cool (ages 6-8) – Watch online via Facebook Live as Ms. Renee shares some of her favorite school stories for September reading fun!

• September 11, 11 a.m., Facebook Live, Science Rocks: Dino Racers Explore Friction (ages 6-12) – Pick up your kit at the library, then watch online via Facebook Live to learn to create a dino racer and explore how friction is created by testing the surfaces your dinosaur can move on!
• September 14, 7 p.m., Facebook Live, Let’s Talk Tween Books (ages 9-12) – Back to school? Cool! Watch online via Facebook Live as Ms. Sharon shares some great school fiction for upper elementary and middle school readers.
• September 15, 4-5 p.m., Youth Program Room, Paper Fun: Paper Chain Bracelet (ages 9-12) – Learn to make an origami bracelet from paper strips! The technique is simple, fun, and addictive; once you learn it, you’ll be looking for materials around the house and folding a rainbow of these bracelets from candy wrappers, gum wrappers, potato chip bags, wrapping paper, and more. There’s no limit to the creative possibilities! Register to reserve your spot.
• September 16, 4-5 p.m., Youth Program Room, Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing (ages 6-8) – Learn the printmaking process by creating a fish print, then layer ocean elements to create an original piece of art. Register to reserve your spot. This project uses printing ink. Bring or wear an old shirt to protect your clothes.
• September 23, 4-5 p.m., Youth Program Room, Ice Cream Printmaking (ages 6-8) – Learn the printmaking process by creating an ice cream cone print, then layer scoops of ice cream to create an original piece of art! Register to reserve your spot. This project uses printing ink. Bring or wear an old shirt to protect your clothes.

Ages 12-18:
• September 17, 7 p.m., Facebook Live, Let’s Talk Teen Books: School (ages 12-18) – Back to school means back to books! Watch online via Facebook Live as Ms. Sharon shares some of the best new teen fiction for fall reading fun.

• September 30, 6-7 p.m., Youth Program Room, Teen Manga Art (ages 12-18) – Join us as we paint on glass with templates to create manga art! Register to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

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