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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover!

Don’t judge a book by its cover. We’ve all heard it, but we all do it. It’s what draws our attention when we’re looking for our next great read. The artwork and the font catch our eye, then we pick it up and read the jacket. Looks good!

Feed Your Wanderlust

When I think of “adventure,” the first thing that comes to mind is travel. This summer we are offering a number of FREE travel-themed programs for adults, as well as some on-going travel-themed activities that you can enjoy throughout the summer.

Memory Matters! New STEM Kits for Adults

Back in March, the Cape Girardeau Public Library was awarded an LSTA grant by the Missouri State Library to fund the purchase of Memory  kits for adults with the focus of strengthening memory and cognitive functions.

Listen Up! Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

It’s that time of year- summertime, and that means family vacation season. We’ve put together a list of acclaimed audiobooks that will entertain the whole family, no matter the length of your drive. Some are even read by a full cast of voice actors, and some have music and sound effects!

New Ways to Craft for the Master Crafter!

So you’re the craft master, huh? You’ve tried it all, have you?

Macrame? Just fancy knots, nothing hard.
Origami? More like SNOREagami because it was so simple for you.

Close-to-Home National Parks Week Adventures!

Only a few days remain of National Parks Week (which is 9 days long, for some reason). Let’s be honest, though: our National Parks system deserves an extra long week. They’re great! Though I must ask, how many National Parks have you been to this week?

Storytime Tips from Your Youth Librarians

Reading is key to children's brain development, and parents can encourage that best by reading to their children.  Your CGPL youth librarians are here to offer you our tips that turn a regular read-aloud into an awesome storytime.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Library?

For those of you who don’t know, April 7th through the 13th is National Library Week. Every year, the month of April hosts National Library Week, and the ALA (American Library Association) usually sets a theme. This year, it’s “Ready, Set, Library!” 

Comics Aren't Kids' Stuff!

Batman. Spiderman. Stilt-Man. You might think of these names when you think about comic books. (Except probably Stilt-Man, who is real and was at one point fighting Daredevil in Marvel Comics. That’s his picture over there.).

Let's Get Crafty!

Time to break out the glitter, construction paper, and hot glue guns because March is National Craft Month!

Quiz: Which Trailblazing Woman Are You?

During March, we celebrate Women’s History Month by thinking of the women who have positively influenced our global society throughout time. Through arts, sciences, law, and even sports, women have continued to redefine what it means to be female.

Valentine's Day at CGPL

Happy Valentine's Day! Most people think of today as a day of romance, but there are many other things to love and we want to celebrate them! This year, we asked our youngest patrons to tell us what they love, and we got a wide variety of answers.