Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for June/July 2015

Adult Library News

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, June 29, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie, American Sniper, will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, June 16, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is Those Who Save Us  by Jenna Blum. On Tuesday, July 21 they will discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  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 resume in August.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, June 23 and Tuesday, July 28 from 4 – 8 p.m. in Room 326.

Spend a relaxing time knitting or crocheting with us.  Please note the new time.  We are trying something new for summer and hope you will join us.

Teen Library News

Super Hero Movie Series
Come watch all your favorite superhero movies at the library!  Popcorn and drinks are provided.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Wednesday, June 10, 5:30 p.m.

Hellboy: Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.

Avengers: Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.

The Dark Knight: Wednesday, July 22, 5:30 p.m.

Thor: The Dark World: Wednesday, August 5, 5:30 p.m.

Role Playing Game (RPG) Series
Dive into the world of role playing games at the Cole Library!  Throughout the summer, we’ll teach you how to play a variety of RPG’s including Dungeons & Dragons, Exalted, and The Strange.  Adventure to wild and unusual lands, fight dragons, zombies, and aliens, and design characters that wield great swords or shoot magic lightning bolts from their hands!

Every Tuesday, June 2 – August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 108.

Teen DIY
This summer the library will host three different DIY programs for teens:

1. Dream Catchers
Friday, June 19, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

2. Resin Jewelry
Friday, July 17, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

3. Spray Paint Stencils
Friday, August 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Youth Library News

Summer Reading
Every Hero Has a Story
Stop in and sign up for summer reading.

Monday Morning Movies
Cole Library and Mount Vernon Bank and Trust present Monday Morning Movies starting June 1 at 10 a.m. Each person attending will get a bag of popcorn and a drink.  We will also be drawing for a book at each movie.  Movies for June are:

June 1 – Big Hero 6

June 8 – Zookeeper

June 15 –Bolt

June 22 – No Movie – Blank Park Zoo at 11 a.m. on the 2nd floor

June 29 – The Incredibles

July 6  –  Super Buddies

July 13 – Mall Cop 2

July 20 – Spy Kids 3

July 27 – Dolphin Tale 2

August 3 – Box Trolls

August 10 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Lego Club
Every other Tuesday morning this summer come to Lego Club and build from 10 – 11 a.m. on the second floor of Cole Library.  We will have new super hero Legos for summer.

Lego Dates:
June 2, 16, 30
July 14, 28
August 11

Wednesday Workshops
Create, play, and learn at Wednesday Workshops!

Workshops will be held every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. All crafts are free, accessible for a wide range of ages, and are great programs for whole family.

June 3:  Hand Flowers

June 10: Dream Catchers

June 17: Jello-dough

June 24: Pencil Toppers

July 1: 4th of July Crafts

July 8: Bubble Snakes

July 15: Octopus Craft

July 22: Squirt Gun Painting

July 29: Robots

August 5: Safety Pin Jewelry

August 12: Back to School Bookmarks

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Themes for the summer will have to do with heroes.  During the summer we will meet in the Browsing Room.


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.