Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for May 2017

Adult Library News

Chalk the Walk
For Chalk the Walk the library will have a square that is also a photo opportunity.  Stop by and see librarians and library board members and have your picture taken with a chomping alligator.  Chalk the Walk is Saturday, May 6 and 7.

Gardening Conversations
Special guest garden designer Cheryl Russell will present a container gardening program Time to Plant Containers for Gardening Conversations on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Cole Library.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, May 16, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  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, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262 or join us that evening. This will be our last meeting until August 15.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, May 22, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie. The movie Fences starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis 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, May 30 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.  If you enjoy Knitting Night please try and attend.  We will be talking about it’s future.



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 Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Room 108. Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

May 2 & 3
May 10 – We will not meet on May 9
May 16 & 17
May 23 & 24
NO RPG  on May 30 & 31

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. We will meet Saturday, May 27, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  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 Last Execution by Jesper Wung-Sung. The date and time will be discussed with members this month. 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

Summer Reading Kickoff Party at Hills Bank
Build a Better World
On Tuesday, May 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. we will officially kick off the summer reading program with a party at the Mount Vernon Hills Bank.  The theme this year is Build a Better World and will focus on making the world a better place. That evening we will play games, eat treats and get excited for summer reading.  If you are unable to attend you can still sign up at the library after May 23.

Mike Moran to Perform at Cole
The Iowa Goatsinger will be getting giddy and goofy and singing some songs, sharing some verses, and hunting for snark as he introduces Lewis Carroll and the music to Odyssey Theatre’s summer production of “Alice in Wonderland”.  This free performance will be Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. on the library’s second floor.

Early Out Movies
There is no early out movie in May.
Monday Morning Movies will be begin June 5 at 10 a.m.

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

May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23
NO Lego Club on May 30

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.

May 12 – Lightening Bug 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 May are dancing, Mother’s Day and libraries.



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.