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Cole Corner: Cookbook library grows, focuses on Instant Pot cooking
by Cathy Boggs · November 16, 2017
Recently with a group of friends, the Instant Pot was mentioned. Several people joined in with their admiration for the cooking device.

Luisa Jae Barone
November 16, 2017
Luisa Jae Barone was born Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at 1:39 a.m. She measured 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches.

Pisarik, Siess wed in ­October
November 16, 2017
Christina Lynn Siess of Carbon Cliff, Ill., and Timothy Louis Pisarik of Mount Vernon were wed Oct. 6, 2017, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Audrey Joan Schleier
November 9, 2017
Matthew and Victoria Schleier of Marion announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Joan, on July 20, 2017.

Cole Corner: Sign up for book deliveries with Book Buddies program
by Cathy Boggs · November 9, 2017
During warmer months, many in-home daycare providers walk their children to the library for story time. But in colder months, it is more of a challenge to get to the library. Because both daycare providers and Cole Library understand the importance of early literacy, we have a book delivery program for Mount Vernon at-home daycares - The Book Buddies Program.

Rory Jacqueline Kerr
November 9, 2017
Chris and Maddie (Keleher) Kerr of Chesterfield, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Rory Jacqueline Kerr, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

Cole Corner: Librarian teaching book-mending skills at class at Cole
by Ellen Wrede · November 2, 2017
Repairing books can be a difficult and unrewarding endeavor. Using tape is an obvious modern solution, but we have all been witness to a sad book with yellowing tape, or seen a book with crusty residue from years-old duct tape that has since become history.

George Alfred Dawson
November 2, 2017
George Alfred Dawson was born Oct. 12, 2017, at 12:16 a.m. at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He is the son of William and Erica Dawson of Mount Vernon. He joins big sister Edith at home.

Cole Corner: New graphic novels gracing Cole shelves
by Grace Rowray · October 26, 2017
In recent years, graphic novels have become some of the most popular titles being checked out of the library's Children's Room. Made popular by books like Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet series and Raina Telgemeier's Smile, graphic novels are quickly becoming some of the most celebrated publications in children's literature.

Cole Corner: Take your reading to go with audio books
by Cathy Boggs · October 19, 2017
Are you commuting to work every day? Are you using that opportunity to listen to audio books?

Cole Corner: Screen movies at Cole Library with Monday Matinees
by Cathy Boggs · October 12, 2017
Are you home during the day? Do you enjoy movies on the big screen? At Cole Library we have a movie viewing license and host Monday Matinee Movies for adult patrons one Monday a month.

Cole Corner: It's autumn - time to talk about books
by Cathy Boggs · October 5, 2017
Grab your calendar and a pen to mark down one of our most popular library programs, the Fall Community Book Talk. This year it is at noon, Thursday, Oct. 26.

Hasenclever, Alger are wed
October 5, 2017
Sara Marie Hasenclever of Fort Madison and Joe Alger of Mount Vernon were married May 20, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, with pastor Karen Nelson officiating.

Cole Corner: Crafternoon at Cole Library this Friday
by Cathy Boggs · September 28, 2017
Do you have a young crafter at your house?

Jacobs celebrate 50th anniversary
September 28, 2017
Richard and Donna Jacob recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their daughter Martha of Las Vegas joined them for the special occasion.
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