Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for September 2014

Adult Library News

Sewing Saturdays
If you are a quilter, bring your latest quilting project, your machine, or your hand-quilting supplies and join us for Sewing Saturdays Saturday, September 13. It will start at 10 a.m. and go until 2 p.m.  Participants can bring a lunch or duck out and grab a bite when they get hungry. If you have any questions about this new program email Cathy Boggs at

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, September 16, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. 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 begin again on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The End of Night by Paul Bogard. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, September 29, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie Draft Day will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, general manager for the Cleveland Browns, who rebuilds his team unconventionally on Draft Day. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 326. Note we are back to fall hours.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, September 20, 11:00-12:00.
This month the book is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.

High School Book Group
Saturday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 pm
This month the book is I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.

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

Teen Movie Night: Divergent
Come watch the blockbuster hit Divergent, based on the dystopian novel by Veronica Roth!
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:50 p.m. in Room 108.
Please RSVP to 895-4271.

Youth Library News

Lego Club
Tuesday, September 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lego Club is a fun and inviting way for children to explore and share their creativity.  Each meeting, children take time to build and play with the library’s Legos.  At the end, they have the opportunity to sign an “artist label” card and display their Lego creation in the Children’s Room until the next meeting.  Find our upcoming meetings on our website or our Facebook page.  Contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940 or with any questions.

Get in on the action at our new arts and crafts-based program series Crafternoons!  Each event features a seasonal or holiday craft that is geared toward elementary-aged children.  RSVP to 895-4271.

Leaf Luminarios
Tuesday, September 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Shaving Cream Leaves
Tuesday, September 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Early Out Movie
We will show The Little Rascals Save the Day on Wednesday, September 10 and The Lego Movie on Wednesday, September 24 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.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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.