Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for January 2015

Adult Library News

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, January 20, from
9:30 – 11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter Edmunds. 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, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, January 26, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie The Hundred-Foot Journey will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  This box office hit staring Helen Mirren is about an Indian family who opens a restaurant 100 feet from an established French restaurant and the feud that erupts. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat. 

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. in Room 326.  Make that resolution to knit more come true.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, January 17, 11:00 – 12:00.
We will discuss Foundling by D. M. Cornish.

High School Book Group
Saturday, January 17, 1:00 – 2:00 and
Sunday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00.
We will discuss More Than This by Patrick Ness.

The book groups meet monthly and all books are provided to members thanks to generous donations from Hills Bank and Trust.

Teen Movie Night
The Maze Runner, PG-13
Come watch the blockbuster hit The Maze Runner based on the bestseller by James Dashner!
Thursday, January 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Youth Library News

Lego Club
Tuesday, January 6, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Find our upcoming meetings on our website or our Facebook page.  Contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940, or with any questions.

Join our new arts and crafts-based program series Crafternoons!
New Year Crafts:
Tuesday, January 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

RSVP to 895-4271.

Early Out Movies
We will show Dolphin Tale 2 on Monday, January 19 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.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics in January will be snow, sledding, and mittens.

New Movies
The Judge
The Giver
The Maze Runner
When Calls the Heart
What If?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This is Where I Leave You
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Theory of Everything
Dolphin Tale 2
Death in Paradise Season 2
Into the Woods
Beneath the Harvest Sky
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Mom’s Night Out

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.