Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for April 2016

Adult Library News

Spring Book Talk
Thursday, April 7 at noon Cole Library and Hills Bank will host a luncheon book talk on the library’s second floor. Cathy Boggs and Greg Cotton will “book talk” new titles to inspire your spring and summer reading.  A lunch will be provided courtesy of Hills Bank.  To reserve a lunch call Char, 895-4018 or Kristin, 895-4201.

Gardening Conversations
Gardening Conversations wraps up with the workshop Growing Seed, April 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 108.  This evening we will be choosing seeds from the library’s Seed Share Library, and learning about techniques for successful seed starting. We ask that you call 319-895-4271 and reserve a seat.  We want to make sure there are supplies for everyone.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, April 19, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Good Morning Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton. 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, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King. 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, April 25, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  In the Heart of the Sea 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, April 26 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Date: TBA
Location: Browsing Room
This month, the middle school book group will be discussing The Archived by Victoria Schwab.
High School Book Group
Date: TBA
Location: Browsing Room
This month, the high school book group will be discussing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

If you would like to participate please email Grace at

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

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Dive into the world of table-top role playing games at Cole Library! Teen RPG meets twice on month on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 in Room 108.  We’re currently playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.
Upcoming dates:
April 5
April 19


Youth Library News

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club.  Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 108.
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26

Early Out Movies
We will show Open Season: Scared Silly on Wednesday, April 6 and Norm of the North on Wednesday, April 20 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 in Room 108.
April 8 Marshmallow Catapult
April 22
– Spring Flower 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 April are chicks, gardening, and grandma.

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.