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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
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.

Rand, Boas exchange vows
December 22, 2016
Kyla Rian Rand of Mount Vernon and Logan Lucas Boas of Bloomfield were married in a ceremony on Aug. 6, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, with Pastor John Louk officiating. Organist was Linda Curson.

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
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.
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