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Cole Corner: With spring around the corner, thoughts turn toward gardens
by Cathy Boggs · February 16, 2017
Despite the sometimes arctic temperatures outside, the seed catalog companies know that we dream of spring and fill our mailboxes with catalogs full of beautiful photos of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They know that we need to plan our gardens now.

Augustine Aaron Cole
February 9, 2017
Aaron and Sahaya Cole announce the birth of their second son.

Cole Corner: Cole ready to help as it can to get through tax season
by Cathy Boggs · February 9, 2017
Tax season is here again. While the federal government no longer supplies libraries with tax forms, they do send libraries reproducible forms patrons can photocopy.

Kara Marie Kuhlman
February 9, 2017

Cole Corner: Open Access offers world of resources to library patrons
by Grace Rowray · February 2, 2017
Whether or not you've heard of Open Access, you've probably benefited from it.

Cole Corner: Cozy up with classic mystery movies
by Cathy Boggs · January 26, 2017
Do you enjoy a good mystery? On these cold, snowy, rainy evenings, sometimes it's nice to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and a "who done it" movie.

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
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.
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