Display Highlight: Pride Month

Display Highlight: Pride Month

June 7, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services After the events of 2020, I am happy to announce that Pride 2021 is back in full swing. According to the NYC Pride organization, the official theme this year is “The Fight Continues” to reflect both the challenges of a global pandemic in 2020 and the legal […]

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Summer Solstice Around the World

June 14, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services For the northern half of the globe, the Summer Solstice marks the day in the year where the sun reaches its highest point – marking the start of summer and the official longest day of the year (theoretically, the day with the most sunlight – although we […]

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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 […]

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Tails and Tales: Summer Reading 2021

May 24, 2021 – Sharon Anderson, Youth Services Coordinator You can sum up summer reading at the library with 6 words: Read books. Earn prizes. Have fun! This is my 21st summer reading program at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, and it’s my favorite time of the year. Why? Because summer is when I get […]

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Book Review: The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

May 17, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the May 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Eudora Honeysett is done with the world. She’s seen 85 years of life waste away with nothing more to show for it than a cantankerous cat. Now her body is gradually failing […]

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Display Highlight: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 10, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services Here at the library, we celebrate diversity in our books and in our community. And the month of May gives us a great chance to highlight Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The term Asian Pacific is a bit broad, and it covers not only the Asian continent […]

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Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services Okay, story time: My very first memory – genuinely MY memory, without influences from outside parties – is from when I’m four or five years old. My two uncles were babysitting my twin brother and me, and they decided they wanted to go to the re-showing of […]

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Wild About Flowers: National Wildflower Week

May 3, 2021 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator April showers bring May flowers…well, May is here and everything is blooming and has been blooming for a while. Winter is beautiful in its own way, but for me, the only thing that rivals a beautiful fall day is a beautiful spring one! The sun is […]

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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 […]

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Herb Your Enthusiasm: Herb Day

May 1 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator     If any of you know me, have seen my blog posts, program videos, or book talks then you may know that I absolutely love plants, especially of the herbal variety. Despite the fact that I kill just about every plant that I try to grow, every […]

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