What are the Ides, anyway?

What are the Ides, anyway?

March 16th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Shakespeare is famous for coining the phrase “Beware the Ides of March” in his play Julius Caesar, but what exactly are the “Ides of March”? Shakespeare, as a playwright, had a flare for the dramatics. So it is safe to assume that the Ides are not some […]

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National Women’s History Month

March 9, 2022 – Augusta Welsh, Adult Services Women’s history month celebrates past and contemporary women who contributed to history through their work, actions, or lives. This now month-long highlight of women in our nation’s history started in the US as a week-long celebration centered around International Women’s Day, March 8th. The international date’s roots […]

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New Club, Who This? CGPL’s New Anime Club!

March 2, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services For those of you interested in reading manga but just don’t know where to start, the New York Public Library has this wonderful Beginner’s Guide to Manga to check out! To put it simply, manga is just comics and graphic novels published in Japan. There are some […]

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Book Review: Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes by Alexa Martin

February 23, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services  Looking for a funny and fun book about two millennials–one, a mother, and one, a popular Hollywood influencer–to get your year of reading going? Look no further than this blog post and check out Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes by Alexa Martin today. Before I get started […]

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New Year, New Award-Winning Titles!

February 16th, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services It’s a new year, which means we have new award winners! Let’s take a look at these notable books. The American Library Association (ALA) and its divisions annually nominate and distribute these awards. 2022 Newbery Medal winner: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera The Newbery Medal […]

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Will You Be Our Valentine? National Library Lovers’ Day

February 9th, 2022 – Augusta Welsh, Adult Services For National Library Lovers’ Day – February 14th, 2022 On Valentine’s day, we often reflect on the loves of our life. For me, this day usually includes my cats, hot tea, Tex-Mex food, and my husband. These four things are my safe place to land when reality […]

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Celebrating Black History Month!

February 2nd, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services It is important to remember when celebrating people, their life experiences, and their cultures that we aren’t limiting it to just one day, one week, one month a year. Our differences and uniqueness should be celebrated all the time. It is, however, still important to recognize these […]

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The Magic of Pop-Up Books

January 26th, 2022 – Renee Jackson, Youth Services Every once in a while, patrons will come up and ask me, “Where are your pop-up books?”  It’s a reasonable question; especially for the Youth Services area of the library.  We have a shelf of pop-up books that are stored in our office area and are occasionally […]

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What to Do in 2022: Join CGPL in Discovering New Hobbies!

January 19, 2022 – Chely Munoz, Adult Services  The best thing about the new year is that we all get to use it as a cliche excuse to start over. The earth finished its fun little spin around the sun, and now we get to tuck away our old selves; bring out something fresh. And […]

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Celebrate National Korean American Day!

January 12th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator National Korean American Day celebrates the contributions that the Korean American community has made (and continues to make) within the United States. Whether that be through food, media, music, traditions, or in other ways throughout the community. This is also a time that commemorates the arrival […]

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