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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Closed for Thanksgiving

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The Independence Public Library will close at 1:00 pm on November 27, and will be closed on November 28 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Normal hours will resume Friday, November 29 at 9:30 AM.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Book Discussion

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Uncover the murder, magic, and madness of the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair in Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City at the Independence Public Library’s book discussionCopies of the book will be available at ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2019

Embracing Cultures, Building Friendships:

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Meet the PAX high school foreign exchange students at the Independence Public Library! Ghana, Spain, Mexico, China, Estonia and others are represented. Students will discuss their own cultures as well as their experiences in Iowa. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Minecraft: Black Friday

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Get building with Minecraft Black Friday 1989. Venture into the cosmic mall that is Roswell Carnivale Online to discover an abandoned shopping mall called the Astroplex. Since this is the Season of Discovery within NirvanaOnline, we will be challenging pl...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Writers Group 101

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Mary Potter Kenyon, local author and writers group leader, will discuss writers groups at the Independence Public Library. She will cover how to get them started and keep them going. Following the presentation, there will be discussion about the formation...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Downstairs at Downton

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Find about about the real Downton Abbey at the Independence Public Library. Professional historian and educator Kathy Wilson proves learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. She explores the reality of running a house like Highclere Castl...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Staff Development

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The Independence Public Library closes at 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month for staff development. Employees work to learn, grow, and serve you better. 

For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.indepen...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

The EDGE

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It’s early dismissal time at school, and Wii can’t wait to have fun at the Independence Public Library! Play Wii and board games and eat snacks. Early Dismissal Games, Etc (EDGE) will be available during professional development dismissals on Nov. 6, Nov....

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Network Nirvana - Build it and they will come

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Network Nirvana - Build it and they will come

By Michelle Toale-Burke

“I have so many ideas. In fact, I came up with two in the shower this morning.”

-TJ Nissen, owner Network Nirvana

TJ Nissen, owner of Network Nirvana, a next-generation ...

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