Library News for March 2014
Adult Library News
Cole Library Author Series Continues
Real People – Real Events – Real Conversations
Author Beth Peterson will share her book Life After Lightening on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Peterson’s book is based on her belief that everything happens for a reason. She has turned her own tragedy of being struck by lightning twice and the aftermath of such an ordeal into a way to inspire others to heal and find balance.
During the month of March for every item you check out you can enter a chance to have lunch with Beth before the event.
Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
On Monday, March 10 Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. The movie Gravity will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Gravity, nominated for 10 Oscars, stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone on her first shuttle mission with astronaut Matt Kowalsy, George Clooney. Disaster strikes…Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.
Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, March 18, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor. The book they will discuss is The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Nagg. If you would like to join in the discussion, call Treva at 319-535-1087 or just come that morning.
Community of Readers Adult Book Discussion Group
Community of Readers will meet on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Round House by Louise Erdrich. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Room 326. Bring your current project.
It’s tax time again! At Cole Library, we have the reproducible federal forms available to copy at the third floor reference desk and a link to online tax forms at http://colelibrary.org, to make filing easier.
Teen Library News
Teen Tech Week: March 17-21
Cole Public Library celebrates Teen Tech Week! Running throughout Mount Vernon Community School’s spring break, we have some awesome technology-themed events scheduled.
Maker Program: Duct Tape Speakers
Wednesday, March 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Room 108
Jump on the “makerspace” craze at the Cole Library. We’ll be building our own duct tape speakers – so bring an Ipod or other device if you’d like to try out your own music! Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.
Friday, March 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m., 2nd floor Computer Lab
Interested in the world of computer hacking? Then join our Hack Jam session! While we won’t actually be hacking into websites, we will teach you all about remixing and redesigning the web. Hack Jams are designed around the way teens learn and use technology and based on Mizuko Ito’s concepts of hanging out, messing around, and geeking out. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.
Teen Movie Night
From Up on Poppy Hill
Tuesday, March 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Room 108
From the anime powerhouse Studio Ghibli, comes From Up on Poppy Hill, directed by Goro Miyazaki. Set against the backdrop of a post-WWII Japan preparing for the Olympics, two high school friends team up to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition. As they work, a dark secret emerges from their past – will it pull them or their plans apart? Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.
Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
The middle school group will meet Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. to discuss Holes by Louis Sachar. If you have any questions, contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940 or email@example.com.
High School Book Group
The high school group will meet Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. to discuss Everlost by Neal Shusterman. If you have any questions, contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Library News
Spring Break Week is Star Wars Week @ the Library
Call in to participate – 895-4271
Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
We will kick off Star Wars Week by showing Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the animated theatrical film that started the weekly TV series. We will have Yoda Soda and Padme Popcorn.
Tuesday, March 18 at 10 – 11 a.m.
Join us for a special Star Wars Lego Club. We will add in special Legos and make miniature light sabers for Lego galactic battles.
Wednesday, March 19 at 10 – 11 a.m.
The library will host Jedi Academy. Participants will receive a badge that will allow them to enter into the Academy where they will make a light saber, learn light saber skills that they will then apply in training. Once they prove themselves in laser beam obstacles, endurance, controlling the force and other maneuvers they will be awarded a Jedi Knight Certificate.
Please call in and register your Star Wars fan. We want to make sure we have enough supplies and food for everyone – 895-4271. You can register for one event or all three. Please specify which events when you call in.
Join Lego Club and build!
January meetings are:
Tuesday, March 11 from 3:30-4:30
Tuesday, March 18 Star Wars Legos from 10:30-11:30
Tuesday, March 25 from 3:30-4:30
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.