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It's City Week!

Students will be visiting different city facilities the week of Oct. 9-14.  We get to host 2nd Graders and a few junior high students at the library.

Read about Mix it Up below, which is our event in celebration of City Week!  Things will be mixed up and mismatched...even the librarians!  Find out more...

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Walk Your Dog Week Contest

October 1-7
Contest deadline is Monday, October 9th

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 here) 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

Teen Book Club

Monday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm

Teens! Join us for a new program this fall – a Teen Book Club! Next we will be discussing Backlash, a cautionary tale about online bullying and its unintended consequences.

Check out a copy now and join the discussion in the Community Room at 6:00 pm on October 9th. Open to teens in grades 7-12. Refreshments will be served. More info here.

Mix it up

Mix It Up @ IPL during City Week

Tuesday, October 10 @ 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Get your BookFace picture taken, mix up a snack (trail mix while supplies last), and find out what's upside down, backwards, and mismatched.

Participate in the Scavenger Hunt and you could win a trio of gift cards from downtown merchants (worth $30)!

Stop in at the Independence Public Library from 10:00 am -2:00 pm on Oct. 10 and celebrate all we have to offer…and it’s more than just books!
Join the fun!
For more information, click here.


Tales to Tails*

Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00-8:00 pm
*This program is currently full.

Children of all ages have an opportunity read aloud to Lenny, a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International.

Click here for more information.

google apps class

Google Apps Class*

Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00-8:00 pm

Google applications are becoming more and more popular. Ryan Decker from Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications will be instructing participants on topics such as Google account creation, managing your Google drive, and an introduction to Google Docs, the Google Calendar, spreadsheets, and slides.

Class is from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Community Room. Class size is limited and registration is required for this class. More information here.

Plan Ahead...

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
Book Discussion - Tuesday, October 24 @ 6:30 pm
Halloween Boo Bash! - Friday, October 27 @ 5:00-6:30 @ the Falcon Center
Sherlock Holmes - Monday, October 30 @ 6:30 pm

* Please register

Did you know?

Did you Know?

The Library will be closing at 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 11 for Staff Development.
Regular hours will resume Thursday.

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