Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for October 2016

Adult Library News

Fall Community Book Talk
It’s time again to gather with your friends and neighbors to hear about great books and enjoy a free lunch at the Fall Community Book Talk Thursday, October 27, at noon.  Area community members will share their favorite reads so you can start your list of cold weather books before the snow flies.  Hills Bank and Cole Library host the event, which includes a sack lunch and door prizes to be given away. To reserve a lunch call Char, 895-4018 or Kristin, 895-4201.

Gardening Conversations – “Autumn Gardening”
Join us for Garden Conversations on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 108.  We’ll share methods for saving flower and fall vegetable seeds, discuss simple techniques for extending your growing season and look at Buck roses, bred by ISU horticulture professor Griffith Buck in the 1970s. These roses, like most Iowans, get along with just some common-sense care and can tough it out during harsh Iowa winters.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, October 18, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is LaRose by Louise Eldrich. 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, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Cheyenne Autumn by Mari Sandoz. 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, October 24, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. This biographical war film 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, October 25 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.  It’s time to plan and start your holiday knitting projects.  I will have a holiday knitting planner available.

Teen Library News

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group:
The group is currently playing a horror-themed Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition game!  Teen RPG meets every Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Room 108.
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSG book group read I Am Princess X by Cheri Priest
We will meet Saturday, October 15, from 11:00-12:00. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at

High School Book Group
This month the HSG book group will discuss Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. We meet Saturday, October 15, 12:00-1:00 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.
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25

Early Out Movies
We will show Ratchet and Clank on Wednesday, October 19 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.

Crafternoon is an art-and-crafts program for elementary-aged children. They are held every other Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.
October 7:  Spooky Silhouettes
October 21: Clothes Pin Bats and Puffy Ghosts

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 October are apples, windy days, leaves and Halloween.

New Movies
Family Movies:
Dear Eleanor
Emma’s Chance
Seven Days in Utopia

Nonfiction Movies:
The Holistic Orchard
Cooks Country Season 6-8
Great Gardening Tips
Cartel Land

Juvenile Movies:
Kung Fu Panda 3
Angry Birds
Ratchet and Clank

Movie Collection:
Me Before You
A Hologram for the King
Home Fires
The Tunnel
Central Intelligence
Captain America: Civil War
Money Monster
Now You See Me 2
Beyond Valkyrie
Free State of Jones
The Meddler
Maggie’s Plan
The Shallows
Love and Friendship
Louder than Bombs

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.