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Cole Corner: Cole staff help make wishes come true
by Cathy Boggs · January 19, 2017
During the month of December, I visited students at the Washington Elementary school library. I read a holiday book to them and we talked about how to make a wish for a book that they would like to see in the Children's Room at Cole Library.

Cole Corner: Newest offering at Cole: Mandarin lessons
by Cathy Boggs · January 12, 2017
Learning a foreign language is an important skill that should be started at an early age. Understanding and appreciating other cultures is also important for young people.

Cole Corner: New year brings much anticipated YA titles
by Grace Rowray · January 5, 2017
Normally, my first Cole Corner of the year revolves around my favorite books of the previous year, but New Year's is all about change and repeating the same old article just doesn't feel "in the spirit" anymore.

Cole Corner: Best books lists December treat
by Cathy Boggs · December 22, 2016
One of the great things about December that has nothing to do with Christmas is the "Best Books of 2016" lists that are made and posted this time of year. They are written by official library sites, publishers, book sellers, NPR, and avid readers, to name a few.

Ethan Louis Desaulty
December 22, 2016
Ethan Louis Desaulty was born June 28, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Cole Corner: Catch new recipe ideas at Cole
by Cathy Boggs · December 15, 2016
Are you frantically cleaning out kitchen drawers, looking for Aunt Esther's fabulous recipe for apple dumplings?

Cole Corner: Book conversations an appreciated gift
by Grace Rowray · December 1, 2016
As the holiday season draws closer, I like to prepare my shelves for the new titles I always end up receiving each year. Wouldn't you know, books must be the go-to gift for librarians.

Cole Corner: You'll want to eat up these holiday titles
November 23, 2016
By the time you read this, the holidays will officially be here. To help you with this wonderful yet hectic season, I have ordered some "holiday brain candy" for you to enjoy.

Cole Corner: 'The Sellout' wins Man Booker Prize
by Cathy Boggs · November 17, 2016
The Man Booker Prize winner for 2016 is The Sellout by Paul Beatty. The Man Booker Prize celebrates fiction by choosing, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

Vets THRIVE plans candlelight ceremony
November 10, 2016
The Vets THRIVE Foundation is holding a Veterans Day Candlelight Blessing Ceremony from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m, Thursday, Nov. 10, at Mount Vernon's Memorial Park Gazebo.

Cole Corner: Not to be missed: Triple Pulitzer winner to speak
November 3, 2016
Grab your calendar and a pen. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will speak on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in King Chapel as the Delta Phi Rho Lecturer.

Not to be missed: Triple Pulitzer winner to speak
November 3, 2016
Grab your calendar and a pen. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will speak on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in King Chapel as the Delta Phi Rho Lecturer.

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.
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