Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for March 2017

Adult Library News

Family Game Night:
Come celebrate our new game area on the library’s 4th floor!  Play family games like Catan Junior, Hey That’s My Fish, and Hungry Hungry Hippos and other games like Magic and Dungeons & Dragons.  This event is in collaboration with Cornell College’s Chess and Games Club, which kindly donated their collection of games to the library.  Saturday, March 4, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Gardening Conversations
Gardening Conversations continue on Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 108 of Cole Library.  Spring is right around the corner and we hope you will join the conversation.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, March 21, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Into the Heart of Africa by Jerry Smith. 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, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Ambramsky. 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, March 27, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie. The movie Hacksaw Ridge 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, March 28 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Tax Time
A binder containing basic federal and state tax forms is available at both the first and third floor circulation desks. Copies at the library are .10 a page.

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.

February 28 & March 1
March 7 & 8
March 14 & 15
March 21 & 22
March 28 & 29

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read Cast Iron by Destiny Soria. We will meet Saturday, March 25, from 10:30-11:30.  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 Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. We meet Saturday, March 25, from 11:30-12:30 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

Spring Break @ the Library

  • Monday Movies @ the Library
    March 13,
    10:00-11:45 a.m.
    Room 108. Join us for Moana, PG. Popcorn and a drink will be provided. Call 319-895-4271 to reserve your seat.
  • Lego Club
    March 14, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Come and build with other Lego fans.  Room 108.
  • Sketches, Scribbles, & Stories
    March 15, 10:00 a.m.– Noon
    Learn to sketch and doodle simple figures and objects. Then put your new art skills together to draw or illustrate a story or graphic novel page.  Call 319-895-4271 to reserve your spot.
  • Story Time @ the Library
    March 16,
    9:30 a.m. Children’s Room, First Floor.
    We will share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft.

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

March 7
March 14
– This day only we will meet  at 10:00 a.m. for a special Spring Break Lego Club instead of 3:30 p.m.
March 21
March 28

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.
March 3: Sponge Paint Butterflies
March 31: String Art Flowers
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 March are colors, birds, and chicks.



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.