Stranger Than Nonfiction

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

2020 Knox County Battle of the Books “Virtual” Team Championship Results

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

The Gray Ghost to be Featured at Adult Book Discussion

“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