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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Full-Time Library Opening

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The Independence Public Library is seeking a full-time program coordinator to work closely with teens and adults in a fun, dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be a team player who works well in a collaborative environment and can creatively...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

OBOI: Virtual Connect with Susan Wilson

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Chat with the author of the Independence Public Library’s One Book One Independence selection as we connect through skype on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 PM! Discover Susan Wilson’s original concept for the book, her writing process, an...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

OBOI: Tales to Tails*

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Share the love of reading by reading to a therapy dog at the Independence Public Library! Reading aloud helps young children expand their vocabulary and improve their budding literary skills. Beginner readers ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15-minute slot...

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Posted on: February 23, 2020

OBOI: Who Was Iowa Baseball Legend Bob Feller?

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Hear about an Iowa boy turned baseball legend from Jerel Merical, who knew him personally. At the Independence Public Library, you will hear of Feller, who grew up in Van Meter, Iowa and was signed to the majors as a teenager. Feller’s baseball ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

OBOI: Deafinitely Dogs

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Come to the Independence Public Library to learn about Deafinitely Dogs on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 PM! This non-profit organization enriches the lives of people with disabilities by placing dogs who are trained specifically for their individual needs,...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

OBOI EDGE: Local K9 Celebrities

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It’s early dismissal time at school, and we can’t wait to have fun at the Independence Public Library! This session is all about local K9 celebrities: Officers Cass and Deputy Ward with their K9s, Tyton and Koda. Learn about the traini...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

EDGE: Game Day

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It’s early dismissal time at school, and we can’t wait to play games, do puzzles, challenge you with Minute-To-Win-It, and enjoy snacks at IPL on Wednesday, March 4th! For more information, call 319-334-2470.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Minecraft: Sidewinder Springs*

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Tweens and teens can explore new Minecraft worlds in the Season of the Sidewinder: Sidewinder Springs! Sidewinder Springs is a brand-new mini game world set in the wild west. 

Meet TJ Nissen, the creator of Sidewinder Springs and founder of Networ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

OBOI: Don’t Create a Double Loss: Communicating During Grievance

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The Independence Public Library will host Breanna Lorenzen, a junior in high school. She lost her mother in May of 2019, and the resulting pain and grief put a wall between herself and others, creating difficulties in her relationships. Breanna decided to...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

OBOI: Book Discussion

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There are two opportunities in February to enjoy a discussion of our One Book One Independence title: A Man of His Own by Susan Wilson! The book discussions are on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM; Monday, February 24th at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:...

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