Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for April 2017

Adult Library News

Spring Book Talk
Thursday, April 13 at noon, Cole Library and Hills Bank will host a luncheon book talk on the library’s second floor. Cathy Boggs and Greg Cotton will “book talk” new titles to inspire your spring and summer reading.  A lunch will be provided courtesy of Hills Bank.  To reserve a lunch call Char, 895-4018 or Kristin, 895-4201.

Gardening Conversations
Gardening Conversations continue on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Cole Library.  Machele will present edible flowers.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, April 18, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. 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 on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. 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, April 24, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie. The movie Hacksaw Ridge 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, April 25 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Teen Library News

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group:
The group is currently playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition! Teen RPG now meets every Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Room 108. Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

April 4 & 5
April 11 & 12
April 18 & 19
April 25 & 26

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. We will meet Saturday, April 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  If you would like to join the group please email Grace at

High School Book Group
This month the HSBG book group will discuss The Last Execution by Jesper Wung-Sung. We meet Saturday, April 29, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at

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

Youth Library News

Early Out Movies
There is no early out movie on  April 5. We will show Sing on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 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.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club.  Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.

April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25

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.
April 14:  String Flowers
April 28: Pom Pom Caterpillars
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 April are gardening, chicks and frogs.

New Books
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Jennifer Ryan
Spaceman of Bohemia – Jaroslav Kalfar
The Woman Next Door – Yewande Omotoso
Eggshells – Caitriona Lally
The History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund
We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter
The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker
Dead Letters – Caite Dolan-Leach

Moon Gardening – John Harris
The Joy of Bird Feeding – Jim Carpenter
Letters to a Young Muslim – Omar Saif Ghobash

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.