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New Little Free Libraries!

Two new Little Free Libraries have been added in Independence!  The new libraries are at 5th Ward Park and in front of the Oak View Retirement Center.  

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library, Steve Russell, Denny and Kara Vance, Peggy Magner, and Cheryl Penne!  Find out more...

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Walk Your Dog Week Contest

Sunday, October 1-7

Celebrate National Walk Your Dog Week while exploring the local Little Free Libraries (LFL) in the Community! IPL has added two new Little Free Libraries - increasing our number to eight! 

The contest is simple: Pick up a map of the LFLs at the Public Library (or find it on this webpage) and collect bookmarks from them throughout the week  (
You may even find donated dog treats inside each LFL!) Finally, submit these bookmarks to IPL for chances to win prizes! 

The deadline for turning in all bookmarks is Monday, October 9th. More info here.

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine to the World

Monday, October 2 @ 6:30 pm

Nancy Drew is the most popular female detective in fiction!  Few know, however, that Nancy is an Iowa heroine and that her creator was Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson of Ladora.  

Join Barbara Lounsberry at the Independence Public Library for her presentation  at 6:30 pm. This program, with lots of images, is meant to inspire young and old.

Sponsored by Humanities Iowa, this program is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.


Games & Goodies

Tuesday, October 3 @ 1:00-3:00 pm

Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will be served.

No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. Join the fun!
For more information, click here.


Tales to Tails*

Thursday, October 5 @ 6:00-8:00 pm

Children of all ages have an opportunity read aloud to Lenny, a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Register for a private fifteen-minute time slot to read to Lenny in Flutterby Cove.

There will be another opportunity to read to Lenny on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

A parental consent form must be signed prior to participation. Click here for more information.

Plan Ahead...

Teen Book Club - Monday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm
Mix It Up @ IPL during City Week - Tuesday, October 10 @ 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Google Apps Class* - Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Dyslexic Mind: Different by Design - Monday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm
Scribble Art* - Saturday, October 21 @ 10:00 am - noon
Genealogy Online Class* - Monday, October 23 @ 6:30 pm

* Please register

Did you know?

Did you Know?

October has been proclaimed Mystery Month at IPL!

Stop in to check out a mystery, learn about mysteries, solve a mystery, hear about mysteries, and more!

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