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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Make'n'Take At The IPL!

The Fall Make'n'Take is coming this Saturday. Children of all ages are welcome to make a craft and take it home with them to show off to all their friends and family. Parents are encouraged to stay for the fun. There is no registration or cost for this program. The Make'n'Take will run from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, on October 25th, at the IPL. See you there!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cards'n'Convo At The IPL

Adults looking for break with a bit of fun can join us at the IPL for Cards'n'Convo. You can play a few games of cards and shoot the breeze with some refreshments every first and third Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There's no charge,  no registration, and no library card required. The next Cards'n'Convo is October 21st at 1:00 PM, see you there.

Friday, October 17, 2014

No School On Monday?, Head To The IPL!

Local students looking for something to do for this Monday, look no further than the Independence Public Library. October 20th, the IPL will hold Reel Time at 1:30 PM, and LEGOs @ The Library from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. If you're a teen hoping to get involved with the library, stick around for the iTAB Meeting at 6:30 PM (Talk to Lulu for more information).
There will be free popcorn at the Reel Time movie, and both Reel Time and LEGOs @ The Library are available for all ages.
And of course, the library always has books, movies, graphic novels, and more to check out and fill the time in between. We even have chess and checkers pieces to checkout for the game board near the teen area. Just ask at the desk.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Friends of The Library Book Sale is Coming!

It's that time of year again. The Friends of The Independence Public Library are hosting their semi-annual book sale this weekend. Grab your reading list, and be sure to leave a few spaces for those great reads you never knew you needed. Then head down to the IPL for some great finds.

The Book Sale Hours:
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

On Saturday all children's books will be $.50, all teen and adult hardcover books will be $2.00, and any teen and adult paperback books will be $.50. If you're looking for a bigger deal, stop in on Sunday too. On Sunday you only pay $4.00 for each bag of books.

If you have any questions, would like to donate books for the sale, or are interested in joining the Friends of The Independence Public Library, you can stop in at the IPL or contact us by phone (334-2470) or E-Mail. You can also click the links above for more information.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

UFOs at The Independence Public Library

Get in the spirit of Halloween, and explore some of the unknown at the Independence Public Library. The IPL's Community Room will host UFOs of The Midwest on October 14th and 6:30 PM. Discuss UFO sightings,  and learn about local and regional cases and eyewitness accounts with Terry Fisk from Unexplained Research.

There is no registration required. This Program is free and open to the public. For more information call the IPL at 334-2470 or E-Mail.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Adventures in Nature!

Join Ashley Sherrets from the Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach Office for the Leaf and Plant Expedition Program. Children will go on an outdoor nature walk, and learn about the leaves and how they get their fantastic fall colors. The program is open to children of all ages, but is best suited for those in kindergarten through third grade. The Leaf and Plant Expedition starts at 6:00 PM on October 13th. No registration is needed, so meet us at the library and bring a friend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plot Party

November is inching our way, and usually that thought would keep our brains busy with holiday plans. But this year we invite you to try something different. November 1st kicks off NaNoWriMo, a month long event that pops up every November for ambitious individuals willing to take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. If you love to write, or just need and excuse to get started, this just may be the challenge for you.
Join other writers at the library on October 15th at 6:00 PM for the IPL's NaNoWriMo Plot Party. We'll learn writing tips to keep us motivated during the month, exchange prompts to get the creative juices flowing, and get registered for the November challenge. Don't forget to cage you Inner Editor and vanquish you Inner Critic: NaNoWriMo is coming!

P.S. If you're a young writer, and think 50,000 words sounds a bit deep. Don't sweat it. You can give the Young Writers Program a try. It's NaNoWriMo for those of us not quite ready for the 50,000 word plunge. You can set your own word goal, and connect with writers your own age. Stop in at the Plot Party to learn more.