Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for November 2015

Adult Library News

Eastern Iowa Monarch Facebook Story
If you were part of the Monarch Event sponsored by Monarchs of Eastern Iowa and Cole Library, the Facebook Story is now available.  You can view it at

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, November 17, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. 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, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. 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, November 16, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. The movie, a “golden” surprise, 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, November 10 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

New Books
New Fiction
Come Rain or Come Shine – Jan Karon
Winter Stroll – Elin Hilderbrand
All the Stars in the Heavens – Adriana Trigiani
Love Me Back – Merritt Tierce
A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James
(Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize)

New Nonfiction
The Ordinary Spaceman – Clayton Anderson
Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
Cultivating Chaos – Jonas Reif
Fat Girl Walking – Brittany Gibbons

Holiday Hours: Cole Library will close Wednesday, November 25 at noon.  We will reopen Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, November 14, 11:00-12:00
This month the MS book group will  discuss The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

High School Book Group
Saturday, November 14, 12:00-1:00 and Sunday, November 15, 12:00-1:00
We will be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir.

The books are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG series
Currently the Teen Table-top Role Playing Game series is playing Exalted.  We meet two Tuesdays a month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 108.

  • Tuesday, November 3
  • Tuesday, November 17

Youth Library News

Lego Club
Lego Club is a fun 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. Lego Club meets every Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.

  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17

No Lego Club on November 24.

Crafternoons are arts-and-crafts based programs for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday at 3:30 in room 108.

  • November 13

No Crafternoon on November 27.

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

Early Out Movies
We will show the new Disney Pixar movie Inside Out on Thursday, November 12 at 1:00 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.  Topics for November are hibernation, bedtime stories, and Thanksgiving.

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.