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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 […]

An Ocean of Possibilities

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library The theme for the library’s Summer Reading Program this year is “Ocean of Possibilities.” Get ready to read with these ocean-inspired tales available at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: This story follows two young Korean women living […]

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, […]

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 […]