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

The Last Dickens Adult Book Discussion

“The Last Dickens,” by Matthew Pearl, will be featured at the adult book discussion on Tuesday, January, 21, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N Mulberry Street, Mt Vernon.

In his latest novel Pearl reopens one of literary history’s greatest mysteries in a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns, the unerring period details, and the meticulous research that thrilled readers of bestsellers “The Dante Club” and “The Poe Shadow.”… Read full story

Dickens’ Classic “A Christmas Carol” topic of discussion at the Adult Book Discussion

The Charles Dickens’ classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” will be the topic of the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

“A Christmas Tale” is a novella first published in early Victorian era Britain in 1843–less than a week before Christmas.… Read full story