Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for November 2014

Adult Library News

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, November 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, November 18, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Road Home: The Aftermath of the Great War Told by the Men and Women Who Survived It by Max Arthur. 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, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horowitz. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, November 17, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie Jersey Boys will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat. Jersey Boys, is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  It is a musical drama based off of the Tony Award winning musical.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Room 326 for 2 hours of blissful, uninterrupted knitting.

Teen Library News

Teen Workshop:
Teen DIY: Glass Magnets and Button Bracelets
Thursday, November 20
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 108
Drop in after school to create some awesome crafts with friends.  We’ll be making magnets out of glass beads and collage materials and bracelets out of embroidery thread and buttons.   RSVP to 895-4271.

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, November 15, 11:00 – 12:00
This month the book is The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

High School Book Group
Saturday, November 15, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and
Sunday, November 16, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
This month the book is Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.

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

Youth Library News

Lego Club
Tuesday, November 4, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 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.

Handprint Owls
Tuesday, November 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Scarecrows and Thankful Pumpkin Pies
Tuesday, November 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Early Out Movies
We will show Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue on Thursday, November 13 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.

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.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics in November are hibernation, harvest moons, and Thanksgiving.

Holiday Hours: Cole Library will close Wednesday, November 26 at noon.  We will reopen Saturday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.

New Nonfiction
The Knitter’s Year – Debbie Bliss
Flea Market Fabulous – Lara Spencer
Margaret Fuller – Megan Marshall
Tom’s River – Dan Fagin
Homegrown and Handmade – Deborah Niemann
The Third Plate – Dan Barber

New Fiction
Lila – Marilynne Robinson
Some Luck – Jane Smiley
Edge of Eternity – Ken Follett
Fives and Twenty-Fives – Michael Pitre
Paw and Order – Michael Pitre
Five Days Left – Julie Timmer
The High Divide – Lin Enger
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man – W. Bruce Cameron
Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews
Guttenberg’s Apprentice – Alix Christie

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.