June Cape Girardeau Library Programs

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“Between the Covers”Summer Reading Club The Cape Girardeau Public Library Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 2! The slogan for this year’s reading club is “Between the Covers”.  To sign up for this year’s reading club, sign up at the Information desk starting June 2, and participate with good reading, great programs, and prizes.


Computer Class: MS Excel
  This class will teach the fundamentals of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program, will describe tips and techniques, and will provide the opportunity to practice using the program.  This program will take place on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested by Monday, June 4.  Register in person at the Information Desk, sign up online or call 334-5279, ext. 113 or 121.


Don Collop – Cowboy Poet

Don Collop – Cowboy Poet, Chuckwagon Cook, and owner of the Flying T Bar E Ranch – will set up his chuckwagon outside the Cape Girardeau Public Library on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., demonstrating chuckwagon cooking and telling what life was like for the cowboy on a cattle drive.  Get a glimpse (and a taste) of history at the library.  This program is for all ages.  Free and open to the public.

Computer Class: Photoshop Alternatives This class will identify programs which are free or lower-cost than Photoshop and are easier to use in working with photos and graphics.  The fundamentals of the alternative programs will be described and demonstrated, and the opportunity to practice using these programs will be provided.  The program is free and open to the public.  This program will take place on Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is requested by Wednesday, June 20.  Register in person at the Information Desk, sign up online or call 334-5279, ext. 113 or 121.

What Is Your Quilt Worth? What is your quilt worth? Quilt appraiser and the designated Textile Appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow (when in the St. Louis area), Ann Hazelwood, will be at the Cape Girardeau Public Library to appraise your quilts.  She will explain what Appraisers look for and answer all your questions related to quilts.  If you do not have a quilt, you may still enjoy and learn from the show and tell.  This program will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 1-4 p.m.  Free and open to the public.  No registration required.


Monday Night Book Club
 Meetings of the Monday Night Book Club are free and open to the public with no registration required.  Participants find books on their own.  With advance notice, Library staff can assist with obtaining books through Inter Library Loan. Meet in the Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming books to be discussed during Monday Night Book Club:
June 25The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.”

Summer Documentary Discussion Series #1 – Stevie
Join us throughout the summer to watch documentaries addressing current issues.  Each film will be followed by a group discussion.  Stevie – “In 1995, James returned to Pomona, a rural town in Southern Illinois, USA.  After 10 years with no contact, he attempts to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an ‘Advocate Big Brother’.  James’s re-entry into Stevie’s life is brief.  The story then picks up again about two years later after Stevie is charged with a serious crime.  Through interviews with Stevie and his family and friends, James paints the portrait of a man who is still very troubled while he tries to understand what led Stevie down the path of self-destruction.” This program will take place on Wednesday, June 27 from 1-4 p.m. Free and open to the public.  No registration required.