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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

September 24-30, 2017

Celebrate your freedom to read @ IPL!
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the  free and open access to information. With books that have been challenged or banned, there have been
attempts to remove those from a curriculum or library,
restricting access for others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice. 


Take a look at the Banned Books display across from the circulation desk and enter our contest to win a canvas tote!


Wilder: The Real Story

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story

Sunday, September 24 @ 2:00 pm

Hear the real history of Laura Ingalls Wilder as depicted in a one-woman show with Laura F. Keyes.  The audience will discover the times, places, and people who inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder’s wonderful books.

All ages will enjoy this free presentation. Join us in the Community Room Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

Wilder in Song

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Song

Sunday, Sept 24 @ 6:30 pm at Lexington Estate
Monday, Sept 25 @ 10:00 am at ABCM East
Monday, Sept 25 @ 2:00 pm at Prairie Hills


Laura F. Keyes will be presenting Laura Ingalls Wilder in Song on the above care center locations, dates, and times.

In these presentations, the audience will hear Wilder’s story through the songs she and her family loved to sing out on the prairie. 

All of these presentations are part of the library's Enriching the Lives of our Elders
Outreach. The presentations are free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. 

Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 26

Get registered to vote! It's free and easy at the library.
A laptop will be set up all day for those wishing to register. IPL staff will assist as needed.

The online voter registration form is safe, secure, and easy to use. Sensitive information is held on a secure server and then discarded.


Postmistress

Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake will be the topic of the book discussion this month.

Filled with stunning parallels to today, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about what happens to love during wartime. Weaving together the stories of three very
different women loosely tied to each other, Blake takes readers back and forth between small town America and
war-torn Europe in 1940.

All are welcome. Click here for more information.

Plan Ahead...


Walk Your Dog Week Contest - October 1-7
Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine to the World - Monday, October 2 @ 6:30 pm
Tales to Tails* - Thursdays, October 5 and 12 @ 6:00-8:00 pm
Google Apps Class* - Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm

* Please register




Did you know?

Did you Know?


Celebrate City Week
in Independence
October 8-14!

Mix it Up @ IPL
 Tuesday, October 10 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Celebrate all the library has to offer the
community.




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