*Halloween Movie*

Join us on Halloween at 6:00 p.m. for a movie!

We’ll be showing Rings, the newest sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, in which people who view a dark urban legend video will die within 7 days of watching it.  Are you up for it?!

Rings is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence/terror, thematic elements, some sexuality and brief drug material.  For a full parental content advisory, CLICK HERE.

This will be a nice option for teens wishing to participate in Halloween festivities in a safe environment.

We will have popcorn, drinks and other festive snacks.  Hope to see you there!

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Movie Monday!

As part of the Phenomenal over 50 programming, we’re happy to announce Movie Monday!

Held the 2nd Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

November 13

December 11

January 8

February 12

March 12

 Snacks and beverages will be provided, so come on over to enjoy a movie… and bring your friends!


Here are some titles we have shown previously:

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18 & over Crafts

Whether you’re an avid crafter or a beginner, we would love for you to come craft with Leah or Cait each month!  Most crafts are relatively simple to do and last 30-60 minutes.  Leah and Cait will demonstrate how to create each item.  Craft days and evenings are generally held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Please let a librarian know if you’re planning on attending so we can be sure we have plenty of supplies for everyone.

You can find examples of each craft inside the library at the circulation desk, or see a photo of them below or on our Facebook page.

2017 & 2018 Craft dates:

October 26: Tissue paper canvas prints

November 30: Tabletop Christmas trees

January 18:  Clothespin snowflakes

February 22:  Wood bead necklace

March 22:  Spring clothespin wreath


*Items with star next to them may change.

Check back for more future crafts!!


Here are some of the previous crafts made:

Decorative pumpkins

Washi tape monograms

Appreciation Flower Pots

DIY Succulent planters

Beaded Keyfobs

Monogram Tote Bags

Shabby Chic Easter Eggs

Monogram Clay Keychains

Jar Lid Magnets

Valentine Jars

Clay Pot Snowman

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Paws & Pages

Join us the first Thursday of every month for Paws & Pages!!

Children will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by reading to a dog! From 6:00-7:00 p.m., there will be certified therapy dogs present for your child to spend 15 minutes reading to. This is a fun, new monthly event for children ages 3 and up (with parental supervision) to attend!

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Butrum at igeekreading2013@gmail.com or by calling the library at 573-682-2036.

Reading to Rover

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Get Read To Write On Saturday!


The world needs your novel! Get Ready to Write on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 AM at CPL! Come hear move about what it takes to plan for and participate in National Novel Writing Month by writing 50,000 words in the month of November!

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The Get Ready to Write session will be hosted by our NaNoWriMo municipal liaison, Lori Robinett! It’s our first National Novel Writing Month event at CPL, and this will be a great opportunity to find out more about how you can participate!

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Find more details on our CPL NaNoWriMo Come Write In page


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Come Write In for NaNoWriMo!


Facebook_coverCome Write In at CPL for the entire month of November in honor of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! NaNoWriMo is an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. tumblr_mvlcokDhGQ1qc0c3bo1_500

Check out the NaNoWriMo site and sign up FOR FREE to participate on the national level, with hundreds of thousands of other writers, to reach a personal goal of writing 50,000 words in the month of November!

Then join CPL staff twice a week for group write-ins (see schedule below)! The gatherings will be all about writing to meet your goal, so it is totally appropriate to come hole up in the corner of a library with your earbuds in all evening. If you feel a bit more social and want to chat with other writers or discuss your writing, that’s awesome too.


  • Saturday, October 24 @ 10:00 AM: Get Ready to Write @ CPL (hosted by our NaNoWriMo region’s municipal liaison, Lori Robinett!) 
  • Sunday, November 1, from 5-7:30 PM: Kick-off & First Write In @ CPL!
  • Wednesday, November 4, from 6:00-8:00 PM: Come Write In! @ Grinder’s Bakery! 
  • Sunday, November 8, from 5-7:30 PM: Come Write In @ CPL
  • Wednesday, November 11, from 6:00-8:00 PM: Come Write In! @ CPL
  • Saturday, November 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM Second Saturday Event @ CPL (For TEENS ONLY!) 
  • Sunday, November 15, from 5-7:30 PM: Come Write In @ CPL (HALFWAY!) 
  • Wednesday, November 18, from 6:00-8:00 PM: Come Write In! @ Grinder’s Bakery! 
  • Sunday, November 22, from 5-7:30 PM: Come Write In @ CPL
  • Monday, November 30, from 9:00 PM-Midnight Last Chance Write In @ CPL (get 50K by Midnight!)

The first 35 participants will receive an “I Novel” button, a “NANOWRIMO Contents Extremely Imaginative” sticker, and you can add your name to our chart to track your progress towards 50K words between November 1 and November 30!

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If you’re too excited to wait for the Get Ready To Write event (like we are!) go ahead and sign up below to Come Write In With CPL for the month of November!


Screenshot 2015-09-18 12.12.05102 Resources for Fiction Writing

Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software.  Too many links? Pick a few at random and bookmark the rest for later.

The Fiction Writer’s Virtual Toolbox

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This Toolbox has become a subset of a larger project: Write-Strong.com – A Home for Writers Pursuing Success. Check it out for an ongoing compilation of writing resources and tools.

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n - CopyDon’t forget to check out the NaNoWriMo site for all kinds of fun details and activities as well. You can track your word count online daily, find resources for planning your novel, get customized NaNoWriMo calendars for your laptop and devices from other participants, read Pep Talks from famous authors, and even purchase NaNoWriMo gear! 

Be sure to stop by Library Director, Becky Wilson’s personal NaNoWriMo page to say hello! 


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