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Andrew Fuerste-Henry is our September Reader of the Month!
Meet Haidee Cardoso, the C-SPL August Reader of the Month!
Meet Sarah Smith, the C-SPL July Reader of the Month!
Meet Sandra Evans, the C-SPL June Reader of the Month!
by Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated every May to recognize the contributions of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander-Americans. It is the perfect time of year to add more diverse voices to your bookshelf so you can celebrate these individuals all year […]
Meet May Reader of the Month: Abby Reiter Check out Abby’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Abby:A Dubuque native, I went to school and then tried out Los Angeles and Chicago for several years, working as a research librarian. Recently, […]
by Ryan Banks, Adult Services Are you a fan of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and eagerly anticipating the long awaited sixth volume, “Winds of Winter”? The bad news is that fans have been waiting over a decade for the next installment of Martin’s […]
Meet April Reader of the Month: Paul Zurawski Check out Paul’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Paul:I am the Young and Emerging Adult Librarian at the James Kennedy Public Library and also co-owner of Dyersville Comics and Games. I love […]
by Sarah Smith, Adult Services I tore through “Like a Sister,” the latest novel by Kellye Garrett, in a single weekend and it kept me guessing right up to the end. I highly recommend this stand-alone story to anyone who enjoys a mystery packed with […]
Check out the Carnegie-Stout Public Library StoryWalk® at the Bee Branch Creek Greenway in downtown Dubuque.
by Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Happy Women’s History Month! One of the best ways to celebrate with children is to read a picture book biography! There are many wonderful books about women throughout history, some stories are more familiar than others, but all are worth […]
Meet March Reader of the Month: Amy Gilligan Check out Amy’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Amy:I have been a journalist at the Telegraph Herald for more than three decades. As a young reader, I wanted to write books when […]
by Ryan Bankson Looking for a good mystery? Here’s one librarian’s take on the five best mysteries that C-SPL has to offer.
Meet February Reader of the Month: Noah Johnson Check out Noah’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Noah:I am an aspiring actor that is set to double major in Theatre Arts and History at Augustana College down in Rock Island, Illinois. […]
Each new year welcomes the chance to set new goals (or accomplish old ones). If this is the year you’ve vowed to learn a new language, finish that home improvement project, or simply read more… the library can help you make it happen! Learn a […]
Meet January Reader of the Month: Kelly Francois Check out Kelly’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Kelly:I am married with two young children (and about 10 animals). I am a Probation/Parole Officer and also enjoy teaching at the University of […]
Staff Book Review By Sarah Smith, Adult Services It’s a little odd to describe a book about a serial killer as a light read, but Helene Tursten’s pair of “An Elderly Lady” books about the evil deeds of Maud, a respectable senior citizen (in most […]
Meet December Reader of the Month: Garrett Hohmann Check out Garrett’s Favorite BooksBe the next C-SPL Reader of the Month! About Garrett:I’ve been a circulation assistant at the Carnegie-Stout for nearly five years. I love to read, but am somehow even more nerdy about music […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services The National Book Awards are presented every fall by the National Book Foundation to celebrate the best writing in America. The categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature. While all of the 2021 winners are probably […]
Staff Book Review by Ryan Bankson, Adult Services Are you looking for a book recommendation to get you through this burgeoning winter weather? I’m your huckleberry. I admit it, I’m obsessed with the 1993 cinematic masterpiece “Tombstone.” I’ve watched the shootout at the O.K Corral […]
By Bailey Keimig-Gehrke, Youth Services Now that the weather is cooling off and pumpkins are adorning our porch steps, it is the perfect time for families to celebrate all things sweetly spooky with their little ones. Since there is no better way to celebrate than […]
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.