See You Space Cowboy

The month of April is the month of space — it’s global astronomy month, and it’s time to look at the sky.

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This month we commemorate the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Celebrate Read Across America at CGPL

We encourage reading throughout the whole year, but did you know that March 2nd is national Read Across America day? You might be asking, “but what does that mean?”

The Spell of a Retell

From tales as old as writing itself, such as The Odyssey and Gilgamesh, to "newer" pieces like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Catcher in the Rye, there have always been works that stood the test of time and earned the title of a classic.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Throughout history, there has been a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Although women have made huge strides in these areas, they are still underrepresented in these fields. The United Nations is trying to bridge this gap.


Every year, book lovers celebrate Library Shelfie Day on the fourth Wednesday of January. This year, Library Shelfie Day falls on January 25th. What is Library Shelfie Day? It’s a day dedicated to sharing your personal library bookshelf with the world.

What is Hygge?

Hygge. It's such a fun and silly word to say, but what does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, hygge is “a cozy quality that makes a person feel content and comfortable”.

January Book Blitz

Season's greetings and happy holidays from the Cape Girardeau Public Library! It’s a new year, and you know what that means? New reading lists, new resolutions, new goals, and a fresh start for all!