Library News for September 2016
Adult Library News
Library Sponsored Writer’s Workshop
Melding Creativity and Craft
On Saturday, September 17, 1-4 p.m. in Room 108 Gail Kittleson, women’s fiction/memoir writer and former college expository writing instructor, will lead a fiction writing workshop. In the workshop you will experience hands-on activities to pique your creativity and hone your fiction writing skills. This workshop focuses on the natural ingenuity so vital to successful fiction, and provides tips for sharpening specific writing skills to hook the reader. This event is free. Call 319-895-4271 to reserve your spot.
Gardening conversations will meet on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 108. This month the focus is on fall plantings for spring blooms, taking cuttings from your herb garden to winter over and looking at the fall planting calendar as we finish up the growing season.
Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, September 20, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor. The book they will discuss is Lila by Marilynne Robinson. 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, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor. 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, September 26, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Popcorn and a drink will be provided.
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310. It’s time to plan and start your holiday knitting projects.
Teen Library News
Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group:
The group is currently playing a horror-themed Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition game! Teen RPG meets every Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Room 108.
Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
The MSBG will resume meeting in September. Grace will be contacting current members with a date and time. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Book Group
The HSBG will resume meeting in September. Grace will be contacting current members with a date and time. If you would like to join the group please email Grace at email@example.com.
The books for these two discussion groups are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.
Youth Library News
Come build and play at Lego Club. Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.
Early Out Movies
We will show Angry Birds on Wednesday, September 14 and Jungle Book on Wednesday, September 28 at 1 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.
Crafternoon is an arts-and-crafts program for elementary-aged children. They are held every other Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.
September 9 – School Buses
September 23 – Apple Craft
Please RSVP to 895-4271 so we have enough supplies for everyone.
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for September are apples, windy days, squirrels and fall.