Book Review: The Last Exiles by Ann Shin

July 19th, 2021 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator  Suja, an intern with the Rodong Workers Newspaper, and Jin, a scholarship student from the countryside, are born into vastly different North Korean social circles but meet during their years at university and fall in love anyway. Suja’s family has social status. Her father is a […]

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Listen Up! The Importance of Audiobooks

July 12, 2021 – Sharon Anderson, Youth Services Coordinator Audiobooks are great for young readers. Here’s a list of reasons to fall in love with listening to stories! Audiobooks are portable—and they go with so many activities. Pop one in when you’re on the road together. Listen to one while you cook dinner. Audiobooks can […]

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July Display Highlight: Independence Day

July 5, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services As we all know, July 4th holds quite a bit of significance in the timeline of American history. On July 4, 1776, what we now refer to as Independence Day, the Second Continental Congress all signed the Declaration of Independence, officially announcing the colonies’ separation from England.   […]

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At the Library in July!

June 27, 2021 – CGPL Staff Happy July! We are halfway through Summer Reading! There is still plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t. We are also very excited about hosting the Red Cross for a Blood Drive on Friday, July 2nd. Anyone who donates at the drive, and provides a valid email address […]

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Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

June 21, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the June 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Caroline never imagined she’d be alone on her anniversary trip to England. But after she learns about her husband’s illicit affair, she is happy to use this trip as an excuse to […]

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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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