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September reading list

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library September is “Bear Necessities Month”, a time of the year set aside to teach people about bears and how to protect them. In honor of this, here are a few books about or featuring bears: Down from the Mountain by Bryce Andrews (Non-Fiction): this nonfiction […]

Bloom: Arrange flowers like the professionals

By Jennifer Goodman Fresh flowers can help any place feel like home. Want to treat yourself and teach yourself a new hobby? Go out and gather some flowers, put those babies in a vase, and enjoy the beauty of the bloom.  Of course, we can’t stop there. Arranging flowers takes skill, creativity and a little […]

Wherever I Go

By Molly Phegley A Remedy for Homesickness  The things that stay  stick to me like glue  and settle under the skin  only to be disclosed in moments of revelation.  The things that stay  wrap me in a warm embrace  of familiar feelings and moments I’ve observed before a curly-headed child singing along with the birds […]

Where We’re From: Maria Sheikh

We all want a place to call home. A place where we fit in, feel loved and can put down roots. But home is so much more than a building or location. Home can be transient, on-the-go and span thousands of miles across the ocean. It is inside us and all around us, too. It […]

Where We’re From: Paula Givens

We all want a place to call home. A place where we fit in, feel loved and can put down roots. But home is so much more than a building or location. Home can be transient, on-the-go and span thousands of miles across the ocean. It is inside us and all around us, too. It […]

Where We’re From: The Sutterer Family

We all want a place to call home. A place where we fit in, feel loved and can put down roots. But home is so much more than a building or location. Home can be transient, on-the-go and span thousands of miles across the ocean. It is inside us and all around us, too. It […]

Welcome, Friends: Create a hospitable guest room

By Jasmine Jones A guest room is more than a bed for visitors to sleep on. It’s a place for visitors to relax, rejuvenate, exist — to feel at home away from home. Even the smallest guest rooms can feel like home with the right added touches and attention to detail.  The Downtown Guesthouse showcases […]

Eating Together: Lisa Essmyer

I love nourishing people with food that not only tastes good but also looks good and is good for you! I want to make food with all of the nutrition, color and flavor — that is my ultimate goal. Cooking for people is one of the ways I show people I care about them. There’s […]

Eating Together: Maria Wade

When I was a young child of seven years, I learned cooking from my mother. We would make Miranda (snacks) to take to various places like construction sites and to the river where there were lots of people swimming or washing their clothes and sell them so we could make money for our family. This […]

Eating Together: Stephenie Gardiner

With baking, I love that I can take some pretty normal, sometimes bland, things, put them together, and out comes something so mouthwateringly tasty! It’s always fun to have those “use what I have” days and see what I can come up with. I also love that most life is done around food and drink. […]