November at Mount Vernon City Library
What Are My Medicare Options?

What are my Medicare Options? 

Saturday, November 2 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Open Enrollment for Medicare is October 15-December 7. Come to our Free Medicare Educational Sessions to learn more about your options! Insurance agent and broker, Robert Nixon, will be here to discuss who can get Medicare, when they have opportunities to get it, and how private insurance options can help fill in the gaps.

This program is presented by Robert Nixon, a licensed insurance agent and broker. Mr. Nixon is not connected with the Federal Medicare program. This event is for educational purposes only and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. You may contact Mr. Nixon at (425) 894-6850 or email: with questions.

For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call (360) 336-6209.

Cozy Crafts

Upcycled Pumpkins
Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm
Back by popular demand! Come learn how to make these easy, adorable pumpkins out of old sweaters-No knitting required. Use these for your Thanksgiving centerpieces and reduce the amount of textiles going to the landfill! 

Crochet Pot-Holders
Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m.

Come learn some basic crochet techniques and make a cotton pot holder just in time for your Thanksgiving dishes. 

Classes are reserved for ages 16+. Supplies will be provided at each class. Space is limited, please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register.

Healthy Holiday Cheer

Healthy Holiday Cheer
Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Health at Every Size®, easy swaps to try for Thanksgiving, and why you don't need to say 'no' to your favorite holiday dishes from Registered Dietician, Faith Martian!

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month!

How to Get Writing & Stay Writing: A Writer’s Workshop on Harnessing Your Muse
Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Local fantasy author, Alisa Kester, will be discussing how to summon your muse, combat writer's block, and write on a schedule. Afterwards, participants will practice with writing prompts and can meet other writers in the community.

Author Panel: Does a Word Count Count?
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
How many words in a Word Count count? Join our panel of local authors, Nicola Pearson, Robert L. Slater, Becky Mandlebaum, and Carole Lexa Schafer to discuss the pros and cons of writing to a word count.

Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m.
A cozy writer's space will be reserved for anyone working on finishing their novel/novella. Bring whatever writing device you use and your imagination. There will be light refreshments, books to reference, and a supportive atmosphere to help you meet your goal.

November 2019 Youth and Teen Activities
Tales for Tails

Tails for Tales
Saturday, November 2 from 1-2 p.m.
Recommended for ages 6-12

Come read to Mac and Ziggy, certified therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps put kids at ease and makes reading more fun. Presented by Dogs on Call.


K’nex Building
Mondays from 3-7:30 p.m.  
Ages 3+

Kids ages 3 and up can put their building creativity to work with our K'nex sets.

Custom Stickers

Custom Stickers
Saturday, November 16 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Ages 10+

Use the library's cutting machine to create vinyl decals, customize apparel, or make stickers. Design your own shapes, or use pre-designed ones. Great for decorating water bottles, phone cases, and as gifts! Space is limited, pre-registration encouraged. 

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