Are you a fan of magazines? Love the print subscriptions we have at the library but want other titles to read? BRIDGES, one of Cole Library’s digital collections, has nearly 4,000 magazine subscriptions available for checkout.

Books and movies have always been a part of our family’s holiday traditions. “Save the neck for me, Clark,” is always uttered by someone at the dinner table if turkey is on the menu. Is there a favorite movie or book that your family likes to revisit and quote at holiday time?

Lisbon resident performing in Central Christmas CandlelightAllyssa Jubeck of Lisbon is one of 64 students at Central College who will perform in the college’s annual Christmas Candlelight concert Dec. 9 through 11.

Both the ACT and SAT have test dates scheduled for early December, and high school students all over the country are preparing for these college entrance examines.

Lisbon native will shine brightly in Christmas at AugustanaThe Augustana College Department of Music presents Christmas at Augustana, Dec. 4 and 5, in Centennial Hall.

In Iowa we have always taken books, libraries, and literacy very seriously. So, when I tell you that we have a state-supported program called Iowa Center for the Book, I know you won’t be surprised.

While scary stories are enjoyed throughout the year, October is the perfect time to indulge in a terrifying tale. Three new young adult novels lie waiting on the library shelves for any patrons brave enough to check them out!

The following is a list of living and deceased veterans and some current members of the Armed Forces who live or grew up in the Lisbon-Mount Vernon area. The list has been developed over several years as names are shared with the Sun. If you have additions or corrections, call 319-895-6216 o…

Oct. 11 - Domestic disturbance, 100 blk S Washington St, Lisbon

Evelyn Kay Carl was born Sept. 27, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to Graham and Katie Carl of Mount Vernon. When she learned Evie was coming home, her sister, Anya, who is not quite three, is quoted as saying “Yeah! Now I get to love her!” . Being born at UIHC already q…

Thursday, Oct. 21 Story Time, Cole Library, 9:30 a.m. (Masks required over the age of 2.)

TTT Chapter EWThe Mount Vernon/Lisbon TTT Chapter met Oct. 11 at the home of Karen Martin. President Karen Martin called the meeting to order with nine members present. The chapter’s annual holiday green sales is underway with delivery of greens the week of Nov. 18. Discussion was had regard…

Thursday, Oct. 14Community Leaders Breakfast, Thomas Commons, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

The Tuesday Morning Book Club at Cole Library will have its next meeting October 19 from 9:30 — 11 a.m. The group will be meeting in Room 108 at the Library, which is the large meeting room on the First Floor.

Thursday, Oct. 7Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Like most readers, I am always interested in book recommendations. Since it is impossible to read every book and people enjoy different types of books, when ordering new books for the library I often turn to Library Reads.

Thursday, Sept. 23Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Every five years, Cole Public Library sends out a survey to Mount Vernon community members to ask questions about library use and non-use.