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Sep 23 @ 12:00 am – Sep 29 @ 12:00 am Independence Public Library
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. The Independence Public Library is one of the 2018 recipients of…
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Independence Public Library, 1st Floor
Isaias McCaffery will discuss his article: We-He-Sa-Ki (Hard Rope): Osage Band Chief and Diplomat, 1821-1883 by Isaias McCaffery, published in Volume 41, Number 1, Spring 2018 of Kansas History, A Journal of the Central Plains, a collaboration of the Kansas…
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 3rd Floor Teen Space
Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to focus on different science, technology, engineering, and technology (STEM) topics. In September, we will study topographical maps. For grades 6-12.
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 3rd floor Children's Side
Homeschool students challenge yourself to complete the STEM activity! For Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Sep 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 3rd floor Children's Side
Preschoolers will enjoy this 45-minute storytime with stories, music, and felt-board stories, followed by a themed craft.
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd floor Children's Side
Bring your own book, and a friend, to share it with everyone at our 1st book club!  Enjoy a snack, play some activities, and find out about some new books. Suggested for ages 7 – 12.
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 3rd Floor Teen Space
Use plastic shopping bags and paint to make pretty designs and cool textures.
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 1st Floor @ IPL
The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack. Do private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country have the right to remove or limit access to reading materials, to censor content…
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am 3rd Floor Children's Side
Learn a new letter each week with stories, activities, and letter craft.  Suggested for children ages 2 – 3 years old.
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 3rd Floor Teen Space
Talk about, read, draw, and watch your favorite anime and manga in this monthly club.
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Outside @ IPL
Join the library for our third annual Rock the Block. This year’s Rock the Block coincides with Banned Book Week! Banned Book Week is a national event, celebrating the freedom to read. This family-friendly event includes banned book themed carnival…
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Corner of Penn & Myrtle
Locate our table at the pre-show activities from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, while also enjoying face painting, popsicles, popcorn, and more. The movie “The Incredibles” will begin at 7:30 PM.
Oct 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 3rd floor Children's Side
Preschoolers will enjoy this 45-minute storytime with stories, music, and felt-board stories, followed by a themed craft.
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 3rd Floor Teen Space
Try your hand at making a picture using only dots.
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Led by Bill Gour Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no…
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am 3rd Floor Children's Side
Learn a new letter each week with stories, activities, and letter craft.  Suggested for children ages 2 – 3 years old.
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Outside the old entrance
The weather is nice, let’s play outside!
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Presented by Brandon West, Project Q&A President Celebrate LGBT history month by discovering the rich history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civil rights movement. This presentation will span centuries, with the main focus being the 1900’s.
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 3rd floor Children's Side
Homeschool students challenge yourself to complete the STEM activity! For Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 1st floor
Families will receive 1 pie pumpkin to decorate in one of the following themes: funniest, scariest, and literary. Pumpkins will stay at the library to be judged and to decorate the library. The Friends of the Library will announce the…
Oct 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 3rd floor Children's Side
Preschoolers will enjoy this 45-minute storytime with stories, music, and felt-board stories, followed by a themed craft.
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Riverside Park and Zoo 4H building
All are invited to attend.
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
All are invited to attend.
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Riverside Park and Zoo 4H building
Rosie Cutrer, a professional storyteller, will be telling ghost stories for the whole family to enjoy at the Riverside Park 4H Building from 6:30 – 7:30 PM sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  New this year for teens: beginning…
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am 3rd Floor Children's Side
Learn a new letter each week with stories, activities, and letter craft.  Suggested for children ages 2 – 3 years old.
Oct 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 3rd Floor Teen Space
Create a picture or stamp your favorite book quote onto a canvas bag. Materials provided.
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd floor Children's Side
Use real charcoal to make your own drawing.
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Kansas Room
Everyone is welcome, bring your camera gear, photos, questions.
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Little Green Men is a Science Fiction discussion group that meets every second Thursday, at 6:00 PM to discuss the latest SciFi reads and more. All are welcome to attend.
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