Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for December 2016

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations
Gardening Conversations will not be meeting in December.  Join us in January as we start the new gardening year.  We will meet Tuesday, January 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 108.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, December 20, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. 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, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. 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, December 19, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. 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, December 6 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.  We are hosting our Knitting Nights back to back in November and December.  This will allow you to spend some “me time” in the library, get any knitting help you might need, and get your holiday knitting projects done.


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.
Tuesday, December 20
Thursday, December 22
Tuesday, December 27
Thursday, December 29

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. We will meet Saturday, December 17, from 10:00-11:00. 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 Ghost of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick. We meet Saturday, December 17, from 11:00-12:00 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.

December 6
December 13
December 20
NO Lego Club December 27 – library closed

Early Out Movies
We will show Finding Dory on Wednesday, December 7 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 in room 108.
December 2: Winter Mobiles
December 16: Snow Craft

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 December are Winter is Coming, Catching Colds, and Christmas.

Holiday Closings
For the holidays, Cole Library will close on Thursday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00 a.m.

New Fiction
Night School, Lee Child
The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Michael Connelly
Two by Two, Nicholas Sparks
The Chemist, Stephanie Meyer
This Was A Man, Jeffrey Archer
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
The Christmas Town, Donna Vanliere
Winter Storms, Elin Hilderbrand
A Baxter Family Christmas, Karen Kingsbury

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.