Cape Public Library April Events


The Cape Girardeau Public Library offers several enrichment and educational programs. Below is their schedule of events for the month of April. 

Adult Services

The Library will be closed April 4 for Staff Development Day.

• Food for Fines - Sunday, April 13 through Saturday, April 19 for National Library Week. Each canned or dried food item = $.50 towards your fine.

 • *Computer Class - Social Media for Small Business - Computer Lab - Tuesday, April 1 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The social media elements you use and how you engage with your customers is unique to your business, there is no one-size-all solution. This class will introduce you to social media and get you started on your way. Registration required.

 • Great Decisions - Oscar Hirsch Room - Wednesday, April 2 2-4 p.m.

Topic: Energy Independence

 • *Thinking Inside the Box - Geraldine Hirsch Room - Thursday, April 10 7-8:30 p.m.

Owner of Sunny Hill Gardens & Florist and local gardening columnist Paul Schnare will present this program on container gardening. Registration required.

 • *Computer Class - Microsoft Office Alternatives - Computer Lab  -Saturday, April 12 2-4 p.m.

Learn about free alternatives to the Microsoft Office programs. Registration required.

 • Write Your Own Story - Conference Room - Monday, April 14 10 a.m.

Everyone loves a good story, why not make it yours? Bring what you’re writing to receive an honest opinion and suggestions.

 • *Computer Class - Introduction to Computers - Computer Lab - Tuesday, April 15 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using a computer. Registration required.

 • Great Decisions - Oscar Hirsch Room  -Wednesday, April 16 2-4 p.m.

Topic: Food and Climate

 • Monday Night Book Club - Penzel Conference Room - Monday, April 21 7 p.m.

Title: Before I Go to Sleep by Steven J. Watson

 • Great Decisions - Oscar Hirsch Room - Wednesday, April 23 2-4 p.m.

Topic: China’s Foreign Policy

 • *Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - Geraldine Hirsch Room - Saturday, April 26 10-11:30 a.m.

Early diagnosis is important. Learn the difference between normal aging and the warning signs of dementia, and receive information on how to seek diagnosis in this program presented by the Alzheimer's Association Registration required.

 • Southeast Missouri Writer’s Guild - Geraldine Hirsch Room - Saturday, April 26 10 a.m.

This meeting will be filled with information from members who attended a writing conference earlier this year.  

• *Refashion Your Vintage Jewelry - Oscar Hirsch Room - Tuesday, April 29 6:30-8 p.m.

Claire Bruce will be at the library to lead participants into refashioning their own costume vintage jewelry into a new creation. Each person is asked to bring items that can be made into a repurposed item.  

• Great Decisions - Oscar Hirsch Room - Wednesday, April 30 2-4 p.m.

Topic: U.S. Trade Policy

• Youth Services


• Storytime (Ages 3-5) 10 a.m. - Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22  

• BabyBook (Birth-17 mos.) 11 a.m. - Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23  

• Toddler Time (18-35 mos.) 11 a.m. - Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24


• Messy Morning at the Show-Me Center (Birth-6 yrs.) - Saturday, April 5 10a .m.-1 p.m.

Join us at this annual family fun day with many other agencies.

• *Got Art? (Grades 4-6) - Wednesday, April 2 4 p.m.

Technique: Mexican metal tooling Registration required

• YuGiOh Club Junior High and High School - Saturday, April 12 1 p.m.

Bring a card deck (40-60 cards recommended) with sleeves. Opportunities to trade, duel, or join in tournament play.

• *Book Art (Grades 1-3) - Wednesday, April 9 4 p.m.

Book: Magic Colors by Patrick George Sharpies will be used for this project. It could get messy—we do have art aprons. Registration required.

• Daddy and Me Storytime (Ages 1-5) - Thursday, April 10 6 p.m.

Toddlers, preschoolers and their favorite guys are invited to a story time featuring a story and activity. Sorry moms, you’ll have to sit this one out!

• Let’s LEGO (Ages 5-12) - Wednesday, April 16 4 p.m.

Challenge: Create a scene from a favorite book.

• Animal Underground (All Ages) - Saturday, April 19 11 a.m.

What’s hiding under your feet? Animal Tales from Murray, KY, will be here with live animals: predators and prey from across the globe. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

• *Creation Station - Shapes and Sizes (Ages 4-7) - Saturday, April 26 9-10 a.m.

Dots become lines, lines become shapes, shapes become abstract paintings! Observe the colorful work of abstract artists and create an abstract work of your own. Registration required

• *Studio Art Adventures (Grades 4-7) - Wednesday, April 26 1 p.m.

Fashion Design Sketches - Capturing your design ideas and putting them to paper allows others to see what you envision. The design of clothing is an endlessly creative art form, and learning to draw your unique designs is an important skill to practice. Instructor: Kelly Hughes with Open Window Studio. There is a $3 fee for materials payable to the instructor on the day of the program. Registration required.  

• Building Together (Ages 3-6) - Monday, April 28 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Building materials are available for family fun. Program requires registration. Call (334-5279 X 122) or register online at

April Events  

CLOSED Friday, April 4 and Sunday, April 20 

Library Hours 

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Sunday - 1-5 p.m. 


711 N. Clark Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 


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