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

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, Aug. 30 to the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 13.

The Tuesday Morning Book Club at Cole Library will have its next meeting Sept. 21 from 9:30 — 11 A.M. This month the group will be meeting at the picnic shelter at Bryant Park in Mount Vernon. The park is located on Bryant Road, just off of First Street West.

Steve and Joyce Fairley are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Steve Fairley, of Lisbon, and Joyce Clark, of Lisbon, were married on Sept. 11, 1971, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.

The rights of indigenous peoples, especially Native Americans and First Nation communities in Canada, have been a recent feature in the news. Whether it’s pipeline protests, residential boarding schools, or stolen land – these painful stories rarely feature the voices and perspectives of the…

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, Aug. 23, to the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 30.

Thursday, Sept. 2Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Often in this article I encourage readers to let me know the books that they would like to see in the library. It helps me to make sure that our collection reflects the wants and needs of the community.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, Aug. 16, to the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 23.

Muhlenberg College dean’s listSamantha White of Mount Vernon was named to the Muhlenberg College dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. Students must obtain a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, Aug. 2, to the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 9.

Every community has library patrons and every library patron has their own favorite authors. Thoughwhat you personally check out is top secret, I can share that we have some new books by authors that Mount Vernon patrons love to read. What does this mean for you? A trip to the library to che…

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, July 26, to the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 2.

Stacey Abrams’ name is usually tied to Georgia politics and voter rights activism. So why am I writing about her in this column? She has written a legal thriller While Justice Sleeps.

Thursday, July 29Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, July 19, to the early morning hours of Monday, July 26.

Graphic novels are loved by readers of all ages, but they are especially popular with young patrons. Cole Library recently purchased 53 new graphic novels written for children and they are already flying off the shelves. Since there are too many titles to list, I’m highlighting three new ser…

Thursday, July 22Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, July 12, to the early morning hours of Monday, July 19.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, June 28 to the early morning hours of Monday, July 5.

Are you starting to plan a summer getaway? Cole Library can help with three new books by National Geographic – Complete National Parks of the United States, Secrets of the National Parks, and 100 Parks 5000 Ideas and Where Should We Camp Next by Stephanie & Jeremy Puglisi.

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council will present Farm-to-Fork Tales, five farmers telling stories about Iowa weather at 6 p.m. Thursday July 8, on the lawn in front of the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon.

Thursday, July 8Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, June 14 to the early morning hours of Monday, June 21.

Summer is an excellent time for teens to indulge in pleasure reading. With more free time and no assigned reading, they can choose whatever genre or topic they like. Cole Library’s Young Adult Collection just added a ton of new books and there’s sure to be something for every reader. Here’s …

TTT Chapter EWThe Mount Vernon/Lisbon TTT Chapter met June 14 at the home of Jo Ann Stoner. Club president Karen Martin called the meeting to order with eight members present. Cathy Jordan took two local girls to Camp Wyoming on June 13. Ann Currie was to pick them up from camp June18. The c…

Thursday, July 1Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

The Pulitzer Prize winners, normally announced in April, have been chosen. This prestigious prize is not just for books but also for journalism. Joseph Pulitzer, who created the prize, was an influential journalist who encouraged excellence and sought to make journalism a university trained …

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, June 14 to the early morning hours of Monday, June 21.

University of Iowa spring graduatesA number of local students graduated from the University of Iowa this spring.

Do you enjoy great movies? Are you frustrated with what is NOT available to stream? Cole Library has great movies to view at a great price – FREE.

Thursday, June 10Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Out of Many, One is the title of a new book by former President George W. Bush. Though he had vowed to stay out of politics after leaving office, he was discouraged by the tone and rhetoric happening around immigration. He decided to reenter politics in an unusual way- by writing this book. …

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, May 17 to the early morning hours of Monday, May 24.

TTT Chapter EWThe Mount Vernon/Lisbon TTT Chapter met May 10 at Davis Park. President Karen Martin called the meeting to order with eight members present. Members had a shower for the girls who are going to Camp Wyoming in June. The chapter will be sending two girls from Mount Vernon and Lis…

Thursday, May 20Mount Vernon Summer Farmers’ Market, First Street Community Center front lawn, 4 to 6 p.m.

The Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for 2021 — 2022 have started arriving at Cole Library. This award is sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Librarians. The award is unique in that it gives children an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for th…

Kelley and Duane Yock took over Yock’s Landing in uptown Mount Vernon March 1, 2018, with a goal of running a clean, friendly neighborhood bar.

Russ Hotz can help with your personal, commercial, farm, and crop insurance needs. Spencer Drahos is licensed in personal, commercial, life and health insurance. Jeremy Hotz is licensed in personal, farm, and crop insurance lines. Sara Lange can assist with all of your personal lines needs, …