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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Crockpot Cooking

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Dan Lake is back with us at the Independence Public Library on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 PM as we explore new ways to use the crockpot this fall. Join us as we find new favorite meals! 

This program is sponsored by Fareway. Get the link and p...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Halloween Snacks with Lizzie*

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Lizzie Lake joins us at the Independence Public Library with a special take on Halloween with some spooky snacks and fun treats!  Open to teens ages 12-18, join Lizzie in-person on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 PM as we make these fun foods togethe...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Bizarre History of Iowa – Strange Stories from the Past

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The Independence Public Library hosts Chad Lewis for a virtual program on Thursday, October 22 showcasing over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Iowa that have not been seen in over 100 years. These stories provide a time portal back to the earl...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Book Discussion*

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Interested in conversation and interaction? Join the Independence Public Library to discuss News of the World by Kristin Hannah. Join us in-person on Monday, October 19 at 6:30 PM and share your thoughts on this novel!

*Registration is re...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Hoover and the Commission for Relief in Belgium

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Presented by historian and author, Jeffrey B. Miller, this presentation will explore the WWI Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) and the role Herbert Hoover played in this humanitarian effort.  During this time, many young idealists interrupte...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Writer’s Group & Author Chat*

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The Independence Area Writer’s Group provides a community for writers to share their works and encourage one another.  On Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, we are joined by author Mary Potter Kenyon for an author chat, followed ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Your Library, Online

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Have you ever wondered how to access eBooks or downloadable audio books?  Curious about learning a new language or accessing a database? Join us online on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 PM on Zoom as we virtually walk through how to access these prog...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Midwest Lumberjack Legends and Lore

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The Independence Public Library hosts Chad Lewis for a virtual program starting October 5th filled with lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends.  Filled with tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatura...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Maker Mondays

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Join the library for this family-friendly craft program on Monday, October 12 and 26 at 10:30 AM! Pick up a craft kit at the circulation desk and follow along as we create something fun.

To join in this fun event, use the link found here or on our Facebook...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Online Story Time

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Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL Children’s Librarian for Online Story Time on Facebook Live every Thursday morning. Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements!

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Library Reopens June 29 with Restrictions!

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FAQ about Reopening  June 29, 2020 (Download PDF here)

The library plans to open the doors on June 29 for patrons to browse and checkout, use computers, print, copy, fax, and to use the study rooms. The Community Room and Flutterby Cove will not b...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Farm Lease Bids

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The City of Independence will be considering sealed bids for a farm lease of 52 acres, more or less, of tillable land located adjacent to the James H. Connell Field at the Independence Municipal Airport.  More information can be found by clicking...

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