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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 […]

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. […]

Shakespeare-inspired works

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library April 23rd is Shakespeare Day. This day is believed to be the day that Shakespeare was both born and died. In honor of good old William, here are some Shakespeare-inspired stories that can be found at the Cape Girardeau Public Library! Hamnet: a Novel of […]

meet along the way: Melissa Scholes Young

This story was first published as “Examining Roots: Novel ‘The Hive’ set in Cape Girardeau” in the March 2022 issue of “TBY.” How did the recession in 2008 lead to the events and effects of the 2016 and 2020 elections? That’s the question Melissa Scholes Young set out to explore while writing “The Hive,” a […]

Love stories

Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library February is the month of love, but there are more ways than one to love a person. Here are some books that take a look at a few different ways we can love both ourselves and others.  Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert (self-love): At 30, Gilbert […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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