One Book One Independence 2021



Pick up and return books here:

  • Independence Public Library
  • Em's Coffee Co.
  • Fabulous Fridays
  • Falcon Civic Center
  • S & K Collectibles
  • Little Free Libraries


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Donna Bundy

Deborah Clark

Kathy Kitner

Brooke Starling

Lois Stout

Laura Blaker

Caitlin Britwum


Independence Public Library Foundation

Friends of the Independence Public Library

City of Independence


Culture, Commerce, and Conservation on the Mississippi River*

February 11 6:30 PM on Zoom

Ice Fishing and Survival Skills*

February 20  1:00-2:30 PM @ Fontana Park with Buchanan County Conservation

Snowshoeing by the Wapsi*

March 7  1:00-2:30 PM @ Three Elms Park with Buchanan County Conservation

Rockin' Reptiles with the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium*

March 12  10:00 AM on Zoom


Rock Candy Workshop for Teens*

February 19  3:00 PM @ the Library

Children's OBOI Bingo

February 8 - March 8

Pick up your card at the Library or complete online

Teen Autobiography Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Submit your completed autobiography to See website for guidelines.

ASL and Deaf Culture Basics

March 2  6:30 PM on Zoom

One Book Activity Bags for Kids

Available for pickup starting March 8 @ the Library

Pick up a bag, complete the activity, and be entered for a prize drawing! (For students K-5, while supplies last.)

The Early Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa, October 1929 to November 1932

March 9  6:30 PM on Zoom with Iowa professor of history, Dr. Lisa L. Ossian

The Transformational Power of Storytelling

March 15  6:30 PM on Zoom with author William Kent Krueger

Depression Era Cooking with Dan & Lizzie

March 25  6:30 PM on Zoom featuring a hobo dinner and a Depression-era dessert