As writers, we make things up, invent, lie, contrive, exaggerate, understate—whatever it takes to get the job done. But nonfiction is supposed to be true, isn’t it? Unlike fiction, shouldn’t nonfiction always be realistic? Believable? Factual? No. Nonfiction can be just as full of magic, imagination, and impossible beings and phenomena as the most fantastic fiction.… Read full story
Are you ready for winter? Our last day open to the public until next year will be Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 6 pm. Hurry over and stuff a bag with movies, music, and books for a $5 donation to the Friends of the Library.… Read full story
We are excited to announce a new book on the “Storybook Trail” at Wolf Run Park! It is titled Gorgonzola written by Margie Palatini and illustrated by local Mount Vernon Artist, Tim Bowers. Tim has had three of his titles listed on the New York Times Best Selling List.… Read full story
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Ohioana Virtual Book Festival! The event will be online Friday the 28th through Sunday the 30th. No registration is necessary for the FREE event! Check out the schedule at http://www.ohioana.org/progr…/ohioana-book-festival/schedule… Read full story
Congratulations to the 2020 Knox County Battle of the Books Team Champions, Twin Oak Elementary School and this year’s second place team, Columbia Elementary School.
The year-long reading competition, open to teams of Knox County fifth graders, is sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County and Friends of the Library.… Read full story
We are getting excited for the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1-July 3, 2020! This year our theme is “Imagine Your Story.”
We have several options for patrons to register. Online registration will be live Monday, June 1 for all ages.… Read full story
We miss you. We miss talking about books. We miss talking to you about books. Two weeks of this is enough. Paragraphs Bookstore will digitally “reopen” on April 1. (This is not an April Fool’s joke.) If you want to order a book or books, go to our website https://paragraphsbookstore.indielite.org/… Read full story
Master storyteller David H. Lynn, editor of the Kenyon Review and Kenyon College Professor of English, will share insight into his latest release, “Children of God,” at the adult book discussion on Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.… Read full story
Take a break from the cold and snow to enjoy a tale of “a hot restless summer in Alabama and an unforgettable woman who looks for salvation in Hollywood” as the Adult Book Discussion reviews “Crazy in Alabama” by Mark Childress on Tuesday, Feb 18, 7:00 p.m.… Read full story
“The Gray Ghost,” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, Feb 4, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County 201 N Mulberry St, Mount Vernon.
The search for a legendary automobile threatens the careers and lives of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo in this thrilling adventure in Cussler’s bestselling series.… Read full story