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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Kari's Corner

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld’s (author of the Uglies series) latest novel flips between two different characters. 

One story is about Darcy Patel.  She just graduated from

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Story/Rhyme Time

Join the Independence Public Library for Rhyme Time and Story Time on Thursdays this September!
Rhyme Time is a great way for babies to learn early literacy skills in an interactive lap-sit program with their parent or caregiver.

Story Time gives children ages 2-5 years old a change for fun with books and creativity, with a new theme each week.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Games"n'Goodies is back again this Tuesday (September 1st) from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Independence Public Library host Games'n'Goodies in the Community Room every first and third Tuesday of the month. It's a great place to relax with some adult conversation and a little bit of fun. There's no need to register, and the program is free and open to the public, so bring a friend. We'll see you there!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last Day for HERO Bingo Blackout Approaching!

The last day of August is coming up quick. That means that HERO Bingo Blackout is almost over, so finish up your Bingo Cards and get them into the IPL for your chance to win some books. If you've already finished up one card, you might still have time to do another. You can fill in one square right now by commenting below. We'll even get you started with a question. What was your favorite part of summer at the library this year?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cinerama Holiday At The IPL!

Join the Independence Public Library for a Cinerama Holiday Screening. Randy Gitsch will present the 1955 film on August 25th at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, as this program is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. Simply come and enjoy this classic film.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Discussion At The IPL!

Join the Independence Public Library for our August Book Discussion. This month's Book Club Book is Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. The Discussion will start at 6:30 PM on August 24th in the Community Room. This program is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

TIPLINE: Skippyjon Jones (and a Happy Birthday to Judith Byron Schachner)!

The Independence Public Library's Interesting Nuggets of Exploration: Skippyjon Jones

Last Saturday was a whole lot of furry fun at the Check The Chip Day. We made pet toys, helped out the Buchanan County Animal Shelter, and met a litter of kittens looking for a good home. Some of them have already been adopted! If you weren't able to stop in on Saturday, try not to be too sad. you can find some great cats and dogs at the library anytime. You might be surprised to find out just how many series star (or co-star) a cat or dog,or a cat that thinks he a dog, like Skippyjon Jones.
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese kitten who thinks he is a Chihuahua, and the star of a children's book series by Judith Byron Schachner. Today is the author's 64th birthday. If you'd like to give Skippyjon Jones a try, stop in at the IPL and look for the Happy Birthday sign in the picture books. You can also ask at the circulation desk, we're always happy to help.
If Skippyjon Jones doesn't satisfy your cat and dog cravings, give some of these furry friends a try:

You can find Bad Kitty books in
Picture Books and Chapter Books
Charlie The Ranch Dog can be found in
the Picture Books

Chester is hanging out in the
Picture Books

You can read about Ike LaRue
in the Picture Books Section

You can read about Pete The Cat
in the Picture Books

You can find J. J. Tully Mysteries
in the Chapter Books Section

Stretch of the Maxie and Stretch
Series can be found in Adult Fiction
The Cat Who... Series is available
in the Adult Fiction Section

There are many more books (and movies) starring cats dogs and other great pets, stop in at the IPL and explore our shelves. You can also ask us at the circulation desk, we can help you find that furry friend you're looking for.