Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for December 2014

Adult Library News

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 326 for 2 hours of blissful, uninterrupted knitting. Let’s get those holiday projects done!

Sewing Saturdays
If you are a quilter, bring your latest quilting project, your machine, or your hand-quilting supplies and join us for Sewing Saturdays on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, December 16, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. 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 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, December 15, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie Million Dollar Arm will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat. Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of two young Indian men who won a reality show contest called Million Dollar Arm and were brought to the U.S. to learn baseball in hopes of opening up new markets in India.

Holiday Hours
We will be closed December 20 & 21. We will be open December 22 & 23, closing on December 23 at 4:30.  We will reopen on Monday, January 5 at 8 a.m.  Happy Holidays!

Teen Library News

Teen Workshop
Teen DIY: Holiday Book Crafts
Get in the holiday spirit by making ornaments, trees, and other crafts out of old, discarded books!  Thursday, December 18, 3:30 – 4:30 in Room 108.  RSVP to 895-4271.

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, December 20, 11:00 – 12:00
This month the book is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

High School Book Group
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and
Sunday, December 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
This month the book is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

The book groups meet monthly and all books are provided to members thanks to generous donations from Hills Bank and Trust.

Youth Library News

International Game Day
Cole Library will celebrate International Game Day on Saturday, December 6  from 10 – 12:30. Come celebrate the world’s love of games with your whole family. We’re setting up WiiU with the new Super Smash Bros. and will have a wide range of new and classic board games suitable for all ages.

Lego Club
Tuesday, December 2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 16, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Find our upcoming meetings on our website or our Facebook page.  Contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940, or with any questions.

Get in on the action at our new arts and crafts-based program series Crafternoons!  Each event features a seasonal or holiday craft that is geared toward school-aged children.  RSVP to 895-4271.

Holiday Crafts
Tuesday, December 9, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Early Out Movies
We will show Disney’s Frozen: Sing Along on Wednesday, December 10 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.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics in December will be hibernation, bells, and Christmas.

New Audio Books For Kids
The Mark of the Dragonfly
Five, Six, Seven, Nate
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
The Copernicus Legacy
Diary of a Whimpy Kid: The Long Haul

New Audio Books for Adults
Leaving Time
The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café
Edge of Eternity
Winter Street
Somewhere Safe With Someone Good
In the Kingdom of Ice
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Small Blessings

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.