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Adventure Book Bingo (ages 18+)

All Day 6/1 - 7/31
Adult Services
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Adult Services
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games & Activities
Event Details:

Start your summer adventures at the library! Stop by the Adult Services desk to pick up an Adventure Book Bingo card beginning June 1st!

Disclaimer(s)

Acknowledgement

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Where Have You Been? Interactive Map (all ages)

All Day 6/1 - 7/31
Adult Services
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Adult Services
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games & Activities
Event Details:

Join us in a community collaboration to see how much of the USA we have visited! We will have a giant wall map highlighting U.S. National Parks for you to mark where you have been.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Acknowledgement

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Sensory Craft: Tape Resist Art (ages 18+)

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Praxair Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

Sensory Craft Time

Our sensory craft times specialize in making crafts accessible and available to adults with mental disabilities. All are welcome to join, however, this session has been structured for adults with mental, behavioral, or physical disabilities. Two sessions are offered each month; please register for only one session.

Event Details:

This month we are making tape resist art using watercolor paper, paint, pipettes, and painter’s tape.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Acknowledgement

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Family Field Day Challenges (all ages)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Back Lawn
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Back Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games & Activities
Event Details:

Bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and competitive energy! Families will compete in outdoor challenges designed to test their physical aptitude and problem-solving skills. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

Acknowledgement

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adventures in Drawing: Creative Aging Workshop (ages 55+)

10:00am - 11:30am
Hirsch Community Rooms
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Hirsch Community Rooms
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY, Class / Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Join us for a series of FREE fine arts workshops! In this series, participants will learn how to draw over the course of 8 guided sessions.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Expert Travel Tips: Top 5 American Road Trips (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:

Join us for a special series from travel experts at Elite Travel, Inc. Sessions include:

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Don't Just Wing It! Tips & Tales from TSA (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Praxair Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Forum / Speaker, Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Figuring out what to pack for a flight can be confusing. How much toothpaste can you actually bring in your carry-on?

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adventures in Drawing: Creative Aging Workshop (ages 55+)

10:00am - 11:30am
Hirsch Community Rooms
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Hirsch Community Rooms
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY, Class / Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Join us for a series of FREE fine arts workshops! In this series, participants will learn how to draw over the course of 8 guided sessions.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00am - 8:00am
Penzel Conference Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Penzel Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting

Board & Committee Meetings

View agenda here.

Event Details:

The Board of Trustees is a policymaking board and is fiscally responsible for how the library’s funds are spent. With a few exceptions, the Board meets every month on the 4th Thursday at 7:00 am in the Penzel Conference Room at the library.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mama Katambwa Story Hour (all ages)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hirsch Community Rooms
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Hirsch Community Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Performance, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Event Details:

Join our wonderful guest performer, Mama Katambwa, in an exciting hour of props, music, dancing, and stories!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

Acknowledgement

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adventures in Drawing Exhibit (all ages)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hirsch Community Rooms
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Hirsch Community Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY
Event Details:

All are welcome to join us for this special art exhibit! This exhibit will showcase the work of local artists who took part in our Adventures in Drawing workshop. Come and see the fantastic art that was made right here in our community! 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Expert Travel Tips: Art Around the World (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31
Event Details:

Join us for a special series from travel experts at Elite Travel, Inc. Sessions include:

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Coloring (ages 18+)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Praxair Program Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY

Adult Coloring

Join us for a casual adult coloring session where we provide the pages, colored pencils, and a fun atmosphere to color and socialize.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

The Page Turners Book Club (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Penzel Conference Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Penzel Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Join us for our adult popular fiction book club, The Page Turners! Registration is required for all new participants, be sure to include your email address to receive notifications and book lists via email.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Books on Tap: A Social Book Club (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ebb & Flow Fermentations
Offsite Event
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Ebb & Flow Fermentations
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:

Join us for our free-form, read-what-you-want book club! The theme for discussion will be: “The Great Outdoors.” The theme for reading during August is: “They Could Be Worse: Morally Gray Characters.”

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:

This class will cover the first two modules of the Empowered Caregiver series offered by the Alzheimer's Association.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Sensory Craft: Bubble Painting (ages 18+)

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Praxair Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Our sensory craft times specialize in making crafts accessible and available to adults with mental disabilities. All are welcome to join, however, this session has been structured for adults with mental, behavioral, or physical disabilities.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Crafternoon: Alcohol Ink Trinket Dishes (ages 18+)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Praxair Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

Join us for an afternoon of crafting! This month we are decorating plain white trinket dishes with alcohol ink! Each participant will decorate one trinket dish to take home.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Sensory Craft: Bubble Painting (ages 18+)

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Praxair Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Praxair Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Our sensory craft times specialize in making crafts accessible and available to adults with mental disabilities. All are welcome to join, however, this session has been structured for adults with mental, behavioral, or physical disabilities.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Medicare 101 (ages 18+)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Class / Workshop, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Details:

Join us for an informational presentation all about Medicare.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

The Forgotten Trunk in the Attic: Native American Stories (ages 18+)

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Oscar Christian Hirsch Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Forum / Speaker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:

Join us for an unforgettable educational presentation by renowned Native American speaker Galen Gritts, as he unwinds the past to discover the history and stories of Native Americans.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00am - 8:00am
Penzel Conference Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Penzel Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting

Board & Committee Meetings

View agenda here.

Event Details:

The Board of Trustees is a policymaking board and is fiscally responsible for how the library’s funds are spent. With a few exceptions, the Board meets every month on the 4th Thursday at 7:00 am in the Penzel Conference Room at the library.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

EARLY ACCESS - Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hirsch Community Rooms
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Hirsch Community Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:

Fill up your shelves with fresh fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, romance, political selections, cookbooks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and everything in between at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale here at the Cape Girardeau Publi