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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.

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.
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