Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for October 2015

Adult Library News

Fall Community Book Talk
It’s time again to gather with your friends and neighbors to hear about great books and enjoy a free lunch at the Fall Community Book Talk Thursday, October 22, at noon.  Area community members will share their favorite reads so you can start your list of cold weather books before the snow flies.  Hills Bank and Cole Library host the event, which includes a sack lunch and door prizes to be given away. To reserve a lunch call Char, 895-4018 or Kristin, 895-4201.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, October 20, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Some Luck by Jane Smiley. 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 begin again on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Blink by Malcom Gladwell. 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, October 26, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie The Age of Adaline 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, October 27 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss our charity knitting choices that evening.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This month the MS book group will  read An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

High School Book Group
Saturday, October 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
This month the HS book group read The Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.

The books are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG series Currently the Teen Table-top Role Playing Game series is playing Exalted.  We meet two Tuesdays a month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 108.

  • Tuesday, October 6
  • Tuesday, October 13

Youth Library News

Lego Club
Lego Club is a fun way for children to explore and share their creativity.  Each meeting, children take time to build and play with the library’s Legos.  At the end, they have the opportunity to sign an “artist label” card and display their Lego creation in the Children’s Room until the next meeting.  Find our upcoming meetings on our website or our Facebook page.  Contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940 or with any questions. Lego Club meets every Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.

  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27

Crafternoons are arts-and-crafts based programs for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday at 3:30 in room 108.

  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30

Please RSVP to 895-4271 so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Early Out Movies
We will show the new Disney Cinderella on Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 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.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics for October are pumpkins, donkeys, and Halloween.

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.