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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Book Discussion: The Light Between Oceans

The November Book Discussion book is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Join the IPL next Tuesday night (November 25th) at 6:30 PM. If you haven't read the book yet, stop in at the library and pick up a copy, or read it on one of the IPL's NOOKs also available for checkout.

Next month's Book Discussion book will be Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.

Monday, November 17, 2014

TIPLINE: Award Winners

The Independence Public Library's Interesting Nuggets of Exploration: Award Winners

Each year books of every genre, style, and age group are selected for a variety of awards. Those titles are picked for a number of reasons, but you can safely assume that if they have managed to pass muster there's do doubt it's a good read. The IPL carries a wide variety of these books with many different awards. Check out some winners of these awards, or search out some awards on your own.

Teens Top Ten
National Book
The Goldfinch Award
Iowa Children's Choice Award
Iowa Teen Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award
Caldecott Award
Newbery Medal Award

You can also see if your favorite book has won an award by clicking on its title in the IPL's online catalog, or search for winners of your favorite award by typing the name of the award in the search box.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

More Zen Doodle!

If you missed the first Zen Doodle Workshop, or want to give it a try again, mark your calendars for November 22nd! The IPL will be holding another open workshop next Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, no registration  is required and all the supplies you need will be provided. The workshop is open to all ages, but is best suited for those 12 and up, so be sure to stop in and create with the Independence Public Library.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Minecraft After Hours @ The IPL

Join other Teens and Tweens who love Minecraft tomorrow night at the Independence Public Library. Be sure to register with your username at the IPL. (You can also call us at 334-2470) All the fun starts tomorrow night (Nov. 14th) at 5:00 PM after the library closes.

Please Note: Minecraft After Hours is a free program offered by the IPL, but registration is required. Please contact the library for more information, and to register.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Game Day At The Library For No School Monday!

Be sure to head over to the IPL on the 17th for No School Monday. This time we have games of all kinds. Bring a friend and challenge them to one of our games or bring your own. We'll have board games, card games, and Wii games. No registration is required. Kindergarten through 2nd grade can come between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. 3rd Grade through 5th grade can come between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM. 6th grade through 12th grade can come between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Explore History with EBSCO Host

This weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the end of the Berlin Wall  between East and West Germany. The wall that stood for almost thirty years was a physical representation of the Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall had ties to over fifty years of our world history. So much history, in fact, that there is no way to fit it all into one blog post. But you can easily learn more (for free) with the Independence Public Library and EBSCO Host.
With EBSCO Host you can search through thousands of print sources in digital format, and all for free at the library. To give it a try contact the library for the user name and password. Once you can log in, you'll be able to search from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Adventures in Nature is Back!

Join Alexia Hamlett for another great Adventures in Nature program. "Our Feathered Friends" will teach us about a wide variety of birds and the foods they eat. This program is free and open to the public of all ages, although it is best suited for children in K-3 grades. No registration is required, come ready to have fun learning (and making a craft.)