Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for January 2017

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations
There is no better treat on a cold January night than a cup of hot tea and a stack of new seed catalogs.  We’ll have both on Tuesday, January 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 108.

Please join us as we talk about native tea plants for the garden and the tea pot.(some samples will be provided) Or, if you already grow a favorite, please feel free to bring some to share.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, January 17, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. 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 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder. 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, January 30, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie Sully starring Tom Hanks. The movie 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, January 24 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 Thursday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Room 108.  Tuesday and Thursday 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.
January 3 & 5
January 10 & 12
January 17 & 19
January 24 & 26
January 31 & February 2

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. We will meet Saturday, January 28, from 10:30-11:30. 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 Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. We meet Saturday, January 28, 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

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club.  Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.
January 3
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31

Early Out Movies
There are no Early Out Days in January. We will show The Secret Life of Pets on Wednesday,
February 1 at 1 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  Popcorn and a drink will be provided 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.

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.
January 6: Mitten Wreaths
January 20: Winter Animals

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 January are Catching Colds, Snow and Hibernation.


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.