Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for June 2016

Adult Library News

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, June 21, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 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 again in August.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, June 27, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Popcorn and a drink will be provided.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, June 28 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Teen Library News

Cult Classic Movies
Flash Back to the 80’s
Starting June 24, this summer movie series is held every other Friday at 1:00.

June 24 – The Goonies
July 8 – Labyrinth
July 22 – Gremlins
August 5 –The Karate Kid
August 19 – The Neverending Story

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group
Dive into the world of roll playing games at the Cole Library!  Throughout the summer, we’ll teach you how to play a variety of RPG’s including Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, and Baker Street.  Adventure to wild and unusual lands, solve mysteries, fight dragons or aliens, and design characters that wield great swords or shoot lightning bolts from their hands!  This program starts Wednesday, June 22 and meets the first two Tuesdays and last two Wednesdays of the month from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates include:
June 22              July 20
June 29              July 27
July 5                 August 2
July 12               August 9

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
The MSBG will resume meeting in August.

High School Book Group
The HSBG will resume meeting in August

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

Magic at the Library

MR. MAGIC – Jonathan May will be performing on the library’s second floor Monday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m. This amazing program is free and open to all.

Summer Reading Program

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Sign up at the library to participate in the Summer Reading Program.

Monday Morning Movies
MONDAY MORNING MOVIES:  Beginning June 6, each Monday morning at 10 a.m. Cole Library will host Monday Morning Movies in Room 108. The library will show a feature G or PG rated movie.  Mount Vernon Bank and Trust is sponsoring this program.  Each person in attendance will get a free popcorn and drink.  For a list of the movies go to  Our first movie is “Road Chip” starring Alvin and Chipmunks.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Summer Lego Club.  Summer Lego Club is held every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 108.

Wednesday Workshops
Kids-friendly crafts at the library!
Every Wednesday at 10:00 in room 108
June Workshops:
June 8: Yarn Painting
June 15: Paper Popsicles and Ice Cream Cones
June 22: Dino Hats
June 29: 4th of July T-Shirts – Please bring a plain red, white, or blue shirt!

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics for June are books, rocks, pirates, and fishing.

Youth Knitting Workshop:
This 4-day program is June 20 – 23 from 3-4 p.m. in Room 108.  It is for young people who would like to learn to knit. We provide all the materials.  You MUST sign up for this program by calling 319-895-4271.  We want to make sure we have enough materials for everyone.



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.