“What’s in a name?”: Shakespeare Day, April 23rd

“What’s in a name?”: Shakespeare Day, April 23rd

April 27th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Shakespeare is a name that is known across the world. He is taught in schools, studied at universities, and found on the shelves of libraries, bookstores, and the public alike. His works have been and still are translated into every known living language (and honestly probably one […]

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National Tea Day

April 22, 2022 – Augusta Welsh, Adult Services National Tea Day is celebrated in the United States on April 21st of each year. To celebrate National Tea Day, I plan on drinking several cups of tea and dreaming about soft scones and tiny cakes. In short, just another Thursday. I love black tea and buy […]

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Hip Hip Hooray, for National Library Workers Day!

April 15th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Ever gone online and put a book on hold only for it to magically appear on a shelf with your name on it? Or signed up to have books picked out and shipped to your door for free? Visited your local library’s website to find staff picks, […]

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Picture This: National Children’s Picture Book Day!

April 7th, 2022 – Alli Boyer, Youth Services April 2nd was National Children’s Picture Book Day, so the Youth Services staff wanted to share some of our favorite books with you! Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea: Alli If you’ve been to any of my preschool storytimes, you know I love dinosaurs! I love this […]

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More than Just Books: National Library Week

March 30th, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Happy Wednesday to all of our wonderful and lovely patrons! Next week is National Library Week. Now, I could go on about the history of this holiday or the history of libraries in general, but today, I want to talk about something a little more near and […]

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Three Snaps for World Poetry Day!

March 23rd, 2022 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Over the years, I have had a complicated relationship with poetry. As a small child, I loved it when my mother would read me nursery rhymes, and Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends was a family favorite. High school saw a little more tension between poetry and […]

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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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