By Ryan Bankson, Adult Services Experience an otherworldly presence, a family overcome with unimaginable anguish, and a séance gone awry. To make things even more unsettling, this all takes place in the White House, and is supposedly based upon real events. Happy Spooktober, one and […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services
Reading recommendations for every age group in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
By Emily Bartley, Youth Services Worried about your child’s falling grades? Connect with a professional online tutor today to get them the help they need—it’s FREE with your Dubuque resident library card and Tutor.com. What is Tutor.com? Tutor.com is an online tutoring service for K-12th […]
The latest Art @ your library® is on display through Nov. 23.
Meet October Reader of the Month: Kylie Weitz Check out Kylie’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Kylie:I work for Medline Industries. When not at work, I’m spending time with friends and/or doing a theatre production (spot light operator) at the […]
The Great Reading Challenge (GRC) is a year-long reading challenge for adults.
by Emily Bartley, Youth Services Welcome Back Teachers! Did you know the library has special Teacher Library Cards for educators working in private or public schools and childcare facilities in the city of Dubuque? They are intended for classroom use, allow up to 30 books […]
Meet September Reader of the Month: Nick Rossman Check out Nick’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Nick:As of May 2021, I am the Director of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. I am a Dubuque native and excited to be back home. […]
By Ryan Bankson, Adult Services Move over Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg: here comes Will Parker. The year is 2011, and Parker is the CEO of CastorNet, a billion dollar tech company turning heads in Silicon Valley. Still in his 20’s, Parker is considered […]
Join us for a special Art @ Your Library Open House on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1-3 p.m.
Meet the August Reader of the Month: Sarah Jackman Check out Sarah’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Sarah:I work as an English teacher at Dubuque Senior High School. When I am not working and don’t have my nose in a […]
The Bicycle Library is ready to hit the streets! Tim is pedaling a great selection of books and DVDs into the Dubuque community this summer. Check out the Bicycle Library schedule and borrow a book or two if you’re in the neighborhood. The Bicycle […]
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services In March of 2020 the world very suddenly became a place of confusion, uncertainty, and more than a little fear. The Covid-19 pandemic changed almost everything very quickly, and none of us really knew what might happen next. It was […]
Meet the July Reader of the Month: Emily Anderson Check out Emily’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Emily:When not at the library grabbing more books than I mean to, I’m usually at the Grand Opera House helping build sets or […]
Meet the June Reader of the Month: Andrew Jones Check out Andrew’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Andrew:Andrew Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Language and Literature Department at the University of Dubuque and serves as an assistant editor for […]
By Ryan Bankson, Circulation Services What do you think of when you hear the name Robin Hood? An accomplished archer? A scoundrel with a merry band of thieves robbing passersby on the King’s Road? How about that guy in the funny costume in Robin Hood […]
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services In 1993, a book featuring two teen girls falling in love created a controversy in the town where I lived, and copies of the books were removed from libraries and even burned in protest. This incident left an impression on […]
Meet the May Reader of the Month: Susan Henricks Check out Susan’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Susan:I am the soon-to-be-retired director of Carnegie-Stout Public Library, a position I’ve been privileged to hold for over 19 years. I love to […]
By Sarah Smith, Adult Services “The Boyfriend Project” by Farrah Rochon was one of my favorite reads over the last year, and I am genuinely excited that on Thursday, May 20, Farrah Rochon herself will have a virtual event for Carnegie-Stout Public Library! You can […]
By Deb Stephenson, Relations Supervisor Originally established in 1981, the Carnegie-Stout Public Library volunteer program began with just 15 volunteers who contributed an impressive 18,733 hours of service in that first year. Though the C-SPL volunteer program has grown and evolved over the years, it […]
Meet the April Reader of the Month: Louie Fischer Check out Louie’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Louie:My name is Louie Fischer. I’m a lifelong Dubuquer, and I’m proud to be an English teacher and the Girls’ Cross-Country coach at […]
By Ryan Bankson, Circulation Services For nearly 20 years, the War in Afghanistan has been producing a substantial body of work. Whether it be fiction, nonfiction, prose, or even artwork, Operation Enduring Freedom, America’s most enduring war to date, has inspired a generation of war […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Drop Everything and Read Day is held every year on Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12, to celebrate the beloved author and encourage reading. The initiative encourages everyone to set aside all distractions for at least 30 minutes and read a […]
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By Sarah Smith, Adult Services Have you heard about the upcycling movement? Like recycling, upcycling finds a new purpose for objects that might otherwise be discarded or thrown away, but an upcycled object is turned into something more beautiful, useful, or enjoyable than it was […]
My name is Sherlock Holmes, Esq., and it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to apply as a consulting detective for one of my upcoming cases.
by Ryan Bankson, Circulation Services Horror novels are like pizza; even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good. Cheap, dated thrills that were horror tropes back when horror fiction was in its infancy still resonate with those of us readers that just can’t get enough […]
Most people are aware that you can borrow more than just books from the library. Our collection also includes the digital library as well as non-traditional items and technology items, like Kindle Fire tablets, which are available for check out from the Maker Space. Kindles […]
Meet the March Reader of the Month: Paul Kilgore Check out Paul Kilgore’s book list! Apply to be the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Paul: I’ve taught English at Senior High School for over 20 years. A perfect day for me is spending it with my […]
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