Book Review: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

September 21, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services I don’t know about you, but I’m already over summer and am counting down the days until cooler weather. With cooler weather comes my favorite holiday, which is Halloween. Of course, Halloween is the perfect time for scary stories, but I try not to limit my horror […]

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ARRRR You Ready to Talk Like a Pirate?

September 13, 2021 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Ahoy! September 19th is international  “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” This holiday was started as a joke by two friends, John Baur and Mark Summers, after one said “Arrrg” after an accidental sports injury in 1995. The two made the joke about “Talk Like a Pirate Day” […]

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Adult Display Highlight: Banned Books Week

September 6, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services September brings us to Banned Books Week, and, as a library, obviously we’re gonna talk about that! This year, Banned Books Week is September 26 through October 2, and its theme is “Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us.” The goal of Banned Books Week has always been […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services During Hispanic Heritage Month, we take the time to honor the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans with heritage rooted in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. While the observations began in 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month was not […]

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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 […]

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Picture Books to Start Off the School Year

August 18, 2021 – Sharon Anderson, Youth Services The first week of school sets the tone for the whole school year. Going back to school – or starting school for the first time – is a momentous time in a child’s life. It can also be anxiety inducing for both parent and child. School anxiety […]

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Adult Display Highlight: Missouri’s Bicentennial

August 1, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services On August 10, 2021, Missouri celebrates its 200th year as a state of the United States of America. Two hundred years ago, Missouri entered the U.S. as the 24th state, in conjunction with Maine, as part of the Missouri Compromise. Since then, Missouri has seen two different […]

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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. […]

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