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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
by Cathy Boggs · 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.

Emma Faith Scheil
November 23, 2016
Brandon and Amber Scheil of Mount Vernon are the proud parents of a baby girl, Emma Faith, born Oct. 19, 2016, at 4:58 a.m., at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Emma weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 21 inches long.

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.

Hooker, Carter exchange vows
November 17, 2016
Monica Hooker and Daniel Carter were married Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Adventure Christian Community Church in Muscatine.

Cole Corner: Library Reads: books librarians love
November 10, 2016
Like most readers, I am always looking for book recommendations. Since it is impossible to read every book, and people enjoy different types of books, I was excited to learn about "Library Reads," a website that lists the Top 10 books published in the current month that librarians across the country love.

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.

Blakely Elizabeth Price
October 20, 2016
Blakely Elizabeth Price was born Oct. 8, 2016. Her parents are Katelyn and Winston Price of Cascade. Grandparents are Mike and Tracy Hufford of Solon, and Rhonda and Tarrel Price of Urbana.

Cole Corner: Author remakes holiday favorites for special diets
October 20, 2016
If you or someone you love has had to make a food lifestyle change, holidays can be daunting. So much of our culture, traditions, and memories revolve around food.

Cole Corner: Books to help you bring nature indoors
by Cathy Boggs · October 6, 2016
Before cold weather hits and the world no longer gives us our daily dose of green, think about bringing nature indoors and planting a terrarium.

Knight joins law firm
October 6, 2016
Jared F. Knight has joined the firm Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC as an associate attorney.

Cole Corner: YAL: Family, love, the apocalypse
by Grace Rowray · September 7, 2016
Family, love, and adventure of apocalyptic proportions are some of this month's new additions to Cole Library's Young Adult Collection.

Parker Penelope Chung
August 11, 2016
Parker Penelope Chung was born at 11:31 a.m. May 5, 2016, at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. Her parents are Nick Chung and Abby Brayton-Chung of Lexington, Mass.

Samuel Cooper Dietsch
August 4, 2016
Samuel Cooper Dietsch was born to Megan and Jerry Dietsch, Friday, July 1, 2016, at 5:35 p.m. at St. Luke's Birth Center in Cedar Rapids. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.8 ounces and was 21.25 inches long.

Nora Elaine Mallie
July 28, 2016
Nora Elaine Mallie was born at 9:04 a.m. on July 7, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
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