Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for September 2017

Adult Library News

PODCLUB Begins September 11
PODCLUB begins this fall at Cole Library.  Like a book group for your ears, PODCLUB connects people to and through podcasts.  Each month members will listen to a selection of episodes from a new podcast and then meet to share and discuss the content.  PODCLUB meets the second Monday of every month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 310.  This new program is facilitated by Grace Chamberlain Rowray.  She can be reached at

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, September 19, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg. If you would like to join in the discussion, call Sherene at 319-535-1105 or just come that morning.

Community of Readers Adult Book Discussion Group
Community of Readers will meet Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The Trespasser by Tana French. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262 or join us that evening.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, September 25, Cole Library will host the movie The Zoo Keeper’s Wife.  The movie will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Popcorn and a drink will be provided.

The Yarn Squad
Join us for The Yarn Squad (formerly Knitting Night) on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 310. We welcome all fiber enthusiasts so we have changed the name to reflect it.

Teen Library News

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen Table-Top RPG Group:
The group is just starting Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition! Teen RPG meets every Monday, 5:30-7:30, and every Tuesday, 5:00-7:00, in Room 108.  Monday and Tuesday sessions are running different story lines, so to avoid confusion we request that members pick a session to attend and only attend on that day.
September 4 & 5
September 11 & 12
September 18 & 19
September 25 & 26

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
The MSBG will resume meeting on September 2.

High School Book Group
The HSBG will resume meeting on September 2.

If you would like to participate, please email Grace at

The books for these two discussion groups are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.

Youth Library News

Early Out Movies
We will show Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, September 6 and Smurfs: The Lost Village on Wednesday, September 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  We will provide popcorn and a drink for each person.  This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District.   We will need to have families call 895-4271 and reserve a seat.
Mount Vernon Bank and Trust sponsors this program.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club! Lego Club is held every Tuesday, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26

Crafternoon is an after school arts and crafts program for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 108.
September 15: Pencil Topper Craft
September 29: Leaf Craft

Please RSVP to 895-4271 so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics for September are apples, mice, peace, and boxes.

Children’s story hour continues every Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room.

**If school is cancelled due to poor weather,
story hour will NOT be held.**

Book Sale Shelf

A book sale shelf is located on the first floor near the circulation desk. The shelf is available during library hours. The paperback exchange books are also located on this shelf and can be purchased or exchanged.

If you would like your library newsletter sent to you via e-mail please e-mail Cathy Boggs at This will help the library cut printing and mailing costs.

Hours are posted on the library’s Web site,, and posted by the library door.