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Time tales

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator, Cape Girardeau Public Library January and the new year tend to bring about thoughts of time. How it passes, how it seems to stop and start again with the new year, and how there never seems to be enough of it. Here are a few books that look […]

Meet Along the Way: Christine Dickman

By Nicolette Baker This story was first published in the May 2021 issue of “The Best Years (TBY).” As the cryptologic equipment screamed a warning tone and messages poured into the communication station, Christine Dickman says she didn’t have time to feel stressed. “It was overwhelming, but you couldn’t be overwhelmed,” she says. Cape Girardeau […]

Winter Wonder reads

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library A good book, a cozy blanket, and a warm cup of coffee or cocoa are the perfect ingredients for a cold winter day or night. Escape from the holiday madness and curl up with one of these winter-themed titles currently available at the Cape Girardeau […]

Taking Up Space: Claim your place in the world.

By Maggie Salem The word “yoga” means “union:” the union of the physical and the mental, the gross and the subtle, the external and the internal. For me, yoga has become a union of my body to my self. When I began my yoga practice, my excuse was purely physical. I had the normal aches […]

Meet Ciara Potter

A sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design with hopes of becoming a creative director, our Winter 2021 model Ciara Potter competes in the long jump, triple jump and high jump events on the SEMO track and field team. Meet her here.  Tell us about […]

tour the constellations: let’s trek through outer space

By Nicolette Baker   You watch the stars with some abstract fascination, but have you ever explored them? In Denver, there’s a certain place where the ground feels so intimately close with the sky, it’s as if you’ll be swallowed by the huge expanse of blue. That’s where I imagine you’ll be, head tilted so […]

4 titles to add to your reading list

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library If you are looking for a read to get you through your Thanksgiving travel, here are a few books written by some of my favorite authors of Hispanic heritage. The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda is a collection of some of Neruda’s best […]

Books that go bump in the night

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library It is my favorite time of the year, the Halloween season! It is the time of the year for pumpkins, hayrides, mugs of hot chocolate, and of course – spooky stories. So here are a few books that go bump in the night. The Haunting […]

Get Out in Nature

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Cape Girardeau Public Library Do you love the outdoors and want to stay fit? Want an activity for the whole family? Get out in nature and take a hike! Here are a few titles to help introduce you to some of the area’s best hiking spots. Hiking Mid-Missouri: Scenic Trails of […]