Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for August 2016

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations
Gardening conversations continue at Cole Library on Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a tomato tasting and information for visiting Iowa gardens. Bring samples of your heirloom tomatoes to share and seed save.

Natural Yarn Dyeing Workshop
Using plant material to dye yarn is a fascinating chemistry.  On Sunday, August 28 from 1-4 p.m. Cole Library will host a natural yarn dyeing workshop.  All materials are provided.  Call 319-895-4271 to sign up.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, August 16, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. 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, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. This is the first meeting of the year so bring 3 book suggestions to share with the group so that we can vote on our titles for the year. We are limiting the number of suggestions to 3 due to the increase in membership.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, August 22, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. In honor of the Olympics we will watch Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. 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, August 23 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Teen Library News

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group:
The RPG Group is currently in the middle of our Shadowrun campaign! We meet every Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., until the school year.
August 3
August 10
August 17

Cult Classic Movies: Flash Back to the 80’s
This movie series for teens is held every other Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108.
August 5: The Karate Kid
August 19: The Neverending Story

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
The MSBG will resume meeting in September.

High School Book Group
The HSBG will resume meeting in September.

If you would like to participate please email Grace at

The books for these two discussion groups are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.

Youth Library News

Summer Reading Program
To help everyone earn their t-shirt we are having a special promotional “Reading Race.”  Unity Point Health – Jones Regional Medical Center has donated a youth bike and helmet for the library to give away. To enter, fill out a slip for each book you check out.  Drop it in the box at the desk and keep your fingers crossed. We will draw for the bike on Monday, August 22.

Monday Morning Movies
MONDAY MORNING MOVIES are at 10 a.m. in Room 108. August movies are:
August 1 – Norm of the North
August 8Minions
August 15 – Over the Hedge

Mount Vernon Bank and Trust is sponsoring this program.  Each person in attendance will get a free popcorn and drink.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club! Lego Club is held every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 on the 2nd Floor, until we break before switching to our school year hours.
August 2
August 9
August 16
-Break –
August 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Back in Room 108

Wednesday Workshops
Kids-friendly crafts at the library!  Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108
August Workshops:
August 3:  Sidewalk Chalk Painting
August 10:  Crazy Kaleidoscopes
August 17:  Tape Paintings
-Break until next summer-

 Crafternoons will begin September 2.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics for August are wolves, boxes, and back to school.

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.