Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for February 2017

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations
Did you know February is National Bird Feeding Month? Join us as we learn how and why this was created, as well as the importance of birds in the garden. We’ll also talk about the top garden trends for 2017 and review a gardening to-do list for February. We hope to see you on Tuesday, February 14
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, February 21, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. 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, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan. 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, February 27, Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie The Light Between Oceans based on the best-selling novel. 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, February 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.
January 31 & February 1
February 7 & 8
February 14 & 15
February 21 & 22
February 28 & March 1

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
This month the MSBG book group will read Cast Iron by Destiny Soria. We will meet Saturday, February 25, from 10:30-11:30 am. 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 Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. We meet Saturday, February 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

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club.  Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.
February 7
February 14
February 21
February 28

Early Out Movies
We will show The Secret Life of Pets on Wednesday, February 1 and The Wild Life on Wednesday, February 15 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 after school arts and crafts program for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 108.
February 3: Valentine’s Day Craft
February 17: Funny, Ferocious Fish

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 February are love, Valentine’s Day, winter birds.

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.