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 to the Red Cross staff, will also receive a $5 Amazon gift card code via email along with a Red Cross baseball cap as a thank you for helping ensure they meet the needs of hospital patients.
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.
• July 2, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Drive – Join us in the library’s parking lot for this blood drive. Space is limited on the Bloodmobile, so be sure to call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
• Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Book Talks – Join us on Facebook as the Adult Services staff discuss what they’re reading.
• July 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 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: A Roaring Good Read. (Books with/about/by animals.)
• July 7, 4 p.m., Take and Make: Tie-Dye Masks & Bandanas – Join us for instructions via Facebook Live, then pick up this mini tie-dye kit to make memories and art. We’re providing a white face mask and a bandana for you to make your mark on with just dye and rubber bands!
• July 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Storytelling with Pictures: Lighting Outside the Box – We will discuss some simple lighting tricks and how to use things from around the house to spice up your photography skills.
• July 12, 1 p.m., Take and Make: Time Capsule – As we celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial, create a time capsule to share your stories down through time. Pick up a container, decorations, and prompts for things to add.
• July 13, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Missouri Bicentennial Bash Trivia – Show us how well you know the Show-Me State! Missouri turns 200 this year, and we’re celebrating with a themed trivia night. Compete for glory and a Missouri prize.
• July 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., It’s a Heist! Stories from the World of Art Theft – Join armchair art theft expert Rachel Stevenson as she discusses art thefts where paintings of women were stolen, the most notorious female art thief, why paintings are stolen multiple times, and if a piece of art can curse its thief if not returned to where it belongs.
• July 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Campfire Cooking – Sumac is a wild edible here in Missouri. Indigenous people used it as a seasoning and for medicinal purposes. Join the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center as they teach us about the amazing shrub and how to use its berries to add a little zing to our campfire menus.
• July 26, 1 p.m., Spice Life: Sumac – Pick up a sample of sumac, a wild edible found here in Missouri, and learn a little more about it. For even more information, check out our Facebook page for the archived live stream of the Campfire Cooking program we did with our friends from the Nature Center on July 20th.
• July 27, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Marvel Trivia Madness – Greetings, true believers! Welcome to the 5th phase of Marvel: Trivia. Test your knowledge of Marvel’s comics and cinematic universe. Prizes and bragging rights are yours to win. Assemble your team or fight solo. Excelsior!
Virtual storytimes continue via Facebook Live:
• Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Ms. Brenda shares stories, songs, fingerplays, and early literacy tips for preschoolers (ages 3-5).
• Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Ms. Renee shares stories and cuddles for our littlest library users and their caregivers during Babybook.
• Thursdays 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.
• Fridays at 11 a.m. join us for a fun flannelboard story for all ages. See old favorites in a new way.
Ages 3-6 Programs:
• July 3, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Racing to Read: Preschool Safari (ages 3-6) – Register to reserve a kit, then join Ms. Sharon via Facebook Live for stories, songs, art, and a fun animal cracker sorting activity to support early literacy.
• July 6, 9 a.m., Take and Make: Fish Mobile (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.
• July 19, 9 a.m., Take and Make: Dragonflies (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.
Ages 6-12 Programs:
• July 6, 9:05 a.m., Take and Make: DIY Puzzle (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.
• July 9, 2 p.m., STEM Challenge: Build a LEGO Zip Line (ages 9-12) – Register to pick up a kit, then explore the concepts of slope, tension, and gravity using LEGO. Use the items in your kit to build a zip line. Join Mr. Ryan via Facebook Live as he explains the science of HOW and WHY it works!
• July 10, 11 a.m., Paper Lions (ages 6-8) – Join art instructor Cristy Crites as she teaches us how to make a paper lion with a 3-D mane! Register to reserve a kit with everything you need, then join us via Facebook Live to create art with Cristy.
• June 10, 1 p.m., Messy Science: Magic Milk (ages 6-12) – Believe it or not, we can do science “magic” with milk to turn it into an amazing kaleidoscope! Register to reserve a kit and a list of everything you’ll need to gather, then join retired science teacher Becky Hicks for another great science experiment you can do at home.
• July 17, 11 a.m., Elephant Art (ages 9-12) – Join art instructor Cristy Crites as she teaches us how to create art inspired by the majestic African Elephant. Register to reserve a kit with everything you need, then join us via Facebook Live to follow along with Cristy.
• July 17, 1 p.m., Marshmallow Shooters (ages 9-12) – Register to reserve a kit with everything you need to make a marshmallow shooter out of PVC pipe and connectors. These shooters are a blast for kids of all ages, and marshmallow battles will keep them busy for hours of safe fun!
• July 19, 9:05 a.m., Take and Make: Rainsticks (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.
• July 23, 2 p.m., STEM Challenge: Build a Self-Powered Car (ages 9-12) – Register below to pick up a kit, then explore the concepts of physics and movement with LEGO. Join Mr. Ryan via Facebook Live as he explains the science of how and why it works.
• July 24, 1 p.m., Messy Science: Fluffy Slime (ages 6-12) – This experiment will teach you to make fluffy slime. Register to reserve a kit online and a list of materials to gather from home, then join us via Facebook Live.
Ages 12-18 Programs:
• July 6, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sloth Paint Party (ages 12-18) – Join us via Facebook Live for step-by-step art inspired by the sloths. Register to reserve a kit with everything you need.
• July 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Teen Trivia: Star Wars – Do you know if a womp rat is bigger than a breadbox? What color was Obi-Wan’s lightsaber? Get your padawan (or apprentice) and come test your Star Wars knowledge at trivia night and win prizes! Register your team below to receive the Zoom link to this virtual trivia competition.
• July 31, 1 p.m., Dragon Eyes (ages 12-18) – Register to reserve a kit, then join art instructor Cristy Crites via Facebook Live for a tutorial. Learn to draw and shade dragon eyes with colored pencils for 3-D effects.