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Thrilling mysteries

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library Relax and enjoy a fun and thrilling cozy mystery. Here are a few of my favorites as recommendations. Séances are for Suckers: An Eleanor Wilde Mystery by Tamara Berry: This is one of my absolute favorite cozy mystery series. They follow self-proclaimed psychic, Eleanor Wilde, […]

Art for You: Purple Sun

Canvas, heavy body acrylic with purple embroidery floss Kaleigh Oliver This piece titled “Purple Sun” is a celebration of creation and the unique beauties of the world. I created this piece as an ode to the creativity of the Lord. It’s a joy as a creator to be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring majesty of […]

Pet Peeves: What ticks you off?

When we came across a list of pet peeves by Cher, it gave us great insight into who she is as a person, and it also gave us a beautiful realization: The things we don’t like tell us just as much about ourselves as the things we do.  So in these pages, we get to […]

Movement: At one with nature

Photos by Aaron Eisenhauer Words by J’Nae Howard Modeling by De’Vontae Graham, J’Nae Howard and Rebecca Zwick Throughout this collaboration, we discovered the ways our world moves and how to move within it. As we emulate our surroundings through dance, we learn our movement is like nature as we connect with it. We learn our […]

Cheers to 100 years

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library June 2022 marks 100 years since the grand opening of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. To go with our kick-off celebration on June 15th, here are some books to help celebrate the milestone anniversary. Here’s to 100 more! Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw: This biography […]

meet the model: J’Nae Howard

Tell us about … Your favorite place to dance:  Most definitely my bedroom. The space may be smaller than a studio, but it’s super cozy, and it is my safe haven.   A time you moved to a new place: The first time I moved to a new place was when I moved into a […]

meet the model: De’Vontae Graham

Tell us about… Your favorite place to dance: My favorite place to dance is anywhere with a mirror in front of me.  A time you moved to a new place: I am from St. Louis and came to Cape Girardeau for college. Being in the circus: The circus was my home away from home. I […]

meet the model: Rebecca Zwick

Tell us about … Your favorite place to dance: My favorite place to dance right now would have to be the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University. It is such a special space that is so rare to have the opportunity to perform on. I am fortunate […]

Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause by eating, drinking and moving well 

By Cheryl A. Mothes, PhD, Natural health nutrition counselor Sometime in our 40s, women begin to experience hormone changes that lead to menopause, the ceasing of menstruation. Though not an illness, its effects can be difficult to deal with. Much can be done, though, to help alleviate and even prevent these effects. The mean age […]

Traveling Through Words: Reading a book from every country in the world

By Jasmine Jones I’m constantly writing up lists of goals and dreams. New semester begins — goal list. Summer break arrives — goal list. Weekend approaches — goal list. There are lists of goals in every folder, binder, notebook and planner I own.  After I graduated high school, of course, I made a goal list. […]