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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Triumph Over Destiny

Author Peladija Woodson-Diers will give a presentation on Monday morning at 10:00am.  Peladija wrote a book, Triumph Over Destiny, about her parent's survival from WWII Austria to America. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Interested in reading the book, but unable to attend the program?  The library has a copy of Triumph Over Destiny that you may ask to be put on the waiting list.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Genealogy @ The IPL!

Join the Independence Public Library for the last set of Genealogy Sessions on March 28th. Theresa Liewer will be here to present Naturalization Records from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and Land Records from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. All the sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can click HERE to see a list of all the Genealogy Sessions that have been offered, and if you would like notes from any of the sessions you missed, they will be available at the Circulation Desk. And don't forget to put those new skills to work while you're at the IPL with

Sunday, March 22, 2015

iPad Q&A

The Independence Public Library will hold another iPad Q&A session on March 26th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Community Room. For more information or to register for the class, contact the library at 334-2470. The class will be taught by Kim Van Deest, and participants are encouraged to bring their iPad with them to learn in class.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Discussion

Join fellow readers for the Book Discussion at the Independence Public Library on March 24th at 6:30 PM to discuss this month's Book Club book "A Painted House" by John Grisham. There are still copies available if you would like to get in on the fun. If you want to get a head start on next month's book, stop in and pick up a copy of "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Edward Kelsey Moore.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

No School Monday And iTAB

Join the IPL on No School Monday for LEGOs @ the Library! From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM on March 23rd, the Community Room will have LEGOs for all ages to build and create. You don't have to register, just come ready for fun.
And if you're in grades 6-12 and would like to get more involved with the IPL, be sure to come to the iTAB Meeting at 6:30 PM when LEGOs @ the Library is done.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


The Independence Public Library's Interesting Nuggets of Exploration: Camp NaNoWriMo

Some of you may recognize NaNoWriMo from last November, and if you're like me, November is too far away to ignore that itch for writing. Fret not, April is coming. That's right, I said April!. You can link up with other writing crazed individuals three times a year, November of course, and in April and July with Camp NaNoWriMo. And if you already have a NaNoWriMo account you can just sign in on the Camp NaNoWriMo page, your e-mail and password will work for both sites.

Once you get logged in, remember to create your novel. You can stretch in a different direction than November if you want. Camp NaNoWriMo has more options for word count and format, so experiment, and have fun. Then prepare for April 1st, because you'll officially be a Camp NaNoWriMo Participant.
You can also get in the NaNoWriMo mood by reading some NaNoWriMo books or picking up some hints from books on writing at the IPL.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Flutterby Bits

Fly Like an Eagle

Two Eagles nests filled with eaglets were in the Community Room – will wonders never cease to happen!

On Monday, March 10th, we had the pleasure of hosting 13 eaglets in two handmade nests, eagle style of course.    The ISU Extension office, with Ashley Sherrets, presented one of the ongoing monthly children’s programs as part of Adventures in Nature. This one was “Fly like an Eagle”.

We had loads of fun and learned a bit, too.  As a group we learned many facts about eagles, traced our wingspan, made eagle puppets, built nests, ate fish (Swedish Fish – candy) and watched the Decorah eagles on the big screen.

The Bulletin Board in the Children’s area of the library displays the results of the wingspan comparison.  It is pretty interesting to see how we measure up!

April 13th  at 6 pm the Adventures in Nature program will be “Earth Day”.  Thanks to the  ISU Extension for  helping to bring these opportunities to you.   This series of programs are most suitable for children in grades K-3, but all children and guardians are welcome to attend. 

I do hope you will have the opportunity to join us for future programs.  It is a grand way to start the
week.   Mark your calendar for April 13th at 6:00 pm to have fun and learn, too.

Hope to see you soon


There are many great programs @ the library.  All the way from the youngest patrons (Rhyme Time) to programs for writing Memoirs. Please check out IPL’s website for further information.