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Cole Corner: Who knew? 'Chocolat,' 'Pilates for Dummies' on most watched list
by Greg Cotton · October 27, 2016
One of the most fun bits of my normal Cole Library responsibilities is looking at how Cole Library's collections are used. It's fascinating to see what materials are heavily used.

Lunch at library with fall book talk
by Cathy Boggs · October 13, 2016
It's October again. Time for one of our most popular library programs - the Fall Community Book Talk. This year it is on Thursday, Oct. 27, at noon on the library's second floor.

Burke, Knight exchange vows
September 29, 2016
Keely Burke of Cedar Rapids and Jared Knight of Mount Vernon were married May 21, 2016, at Lagomarcino Hall Courtyard in Ames.

Lisbon Library: Discuss Dangerous Pie at Lisbon Library
by Janice Binder · September 29, 2016
Lisbon Library has continued our summer young adult book club. We are now meeting monthly on Fridays after school at SELCC. We are having a great time eating snacks, discussing books, and talking about life in general.

Even, Kohout plan to wed
September 22, 2016
Carley Even and Brett Kohout are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Frue, Barrett exchange vows
September 22, 2016
Kiesha Frue of Angus, Ontario, Canada, and Zachary Barrett of Mount Vernon were married July 5, 2016, in Baxter, Ontario.

Young people make book club selections
by Grace Chamberlain-Rowray · September 22, 2016
Cole Library's middle school and high school book groups are set for another great year.

Library has spot reserved for you
September 15, 2016
As fall programs gear up here at Cole Library, I wanted to explain some new parking lot signage and what it means for public patrons.

Cole Corner: Summer's end perfect time to dive into book club
by Cathy Boggs · August 25, 2016
The evening book discussion group will meet Sept. 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 310. They will discuss their current selection A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O' Connor.

Church, university aim to provide tools for caregivers
August 18, 2016
Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions - either in person or from a distance? If so, you are not alone. More than 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

Cole Corner: Film Movement travels with world seeking great flicks
by Cathy Boggs · August 18, 2016
Great movies are not just Hollywood blockbusters starring the actors you see on tabloids in the grocery store checkout line. Exciting movies are made all over the world.

Public invited to play festival, Penguin Balloons
August 18, 2016
Penguin Balloons, a 24-hour play festival, will present a public performance Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in Lisbon Heritage Hall (second floor of the library).

Homecoming Day set for Aug. 20-21 in Bertram
August 11, 2016
Bertram will host its annual Homecoming Day Saturday, Aug. 20, in Bertram City Park.

Tap into colors direct from Mother Nature with Cole class
by Greg Cotton · August 11, 2016
My backyard is starting to be littered with black walnuts from the big tree there. Those nuts are annoying and messy, but since I like to use natural dyes, this is an exciting time of year for me. Did you know those walnuts produce an incredible and durable natural brown dye?

Cole gets ready for start of school
by Grace Rowray · August 4, 2016
As the start of the new school year creeps closer, Cole Library programs gear up for a schedule change.
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