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Apr
1
Wed
Homebound Delivery Day
Apr 1 all-day
Homebound Delivery Day

Library items may be delivered to patrons who reside in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or  to those who are confined to their  homes because of a medical condition that prevents them from coming to the library.

Librarians can enroll patrons for Talking Books and Audio-Readers for the visually impaired. Forms may be picked up at the library.

For more information about either program, contact Nancy Kishpaugh, (620) 331-3030 or nancy@iplks.org.

Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Independence Public Library
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Independence Public Library

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Teen Drop-In (Teen) @ 3rd Floor Teen Space, Independence Public LIbrary
Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stop by the library teen space for video and tabletop games, crafts, and friends. A different activity each week. Drop-in for a while or stay the whole time.

Apr
2
Thu
New Chapters (Adult) @ 3rd Floor Teen Space, Independence Public LIbrary
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

**MARCH CANCELLED**

 

Social and book club for adults with disabilities and their friends or caregivers. Enjoy books, singing and crafts in this weekly meet-up.

International Children’s Book Day (Children) @ 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
International Children’s Book Day (Children) @ 3rd Floor, Children's Side

International Children’s Book Day encourages reading and promotes the love of books for children with a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.  Meet Independence children’s author Kim McGrath, known for her recent book A Fable About Miss Able. McGrath will read her stories during this storytime hour along with the Children’s Librarian. Three lucky participants will receive an autograph copy of her children’s book.  Movement activities, craft, and refreshments included.

Apr
7
Tue
Family Storytime Adventure (Childrens) @ 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Apr 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime Adventure (Childrens) @ 3rd Floor, Children's Side

Hearing stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a lifelong love of reading. Stories, movement activities, shaker songs, hands-on STEM experiences, and themed craft will foster pre-reading skills.

*NO STORYTIMES DEC. 17, 24, & 31 DUE TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

Pizza Hut Fundraiser @ Pizza Hut
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Pizza Hut Fundraiser @ Pizza Hut

Support the Independence Public Library at Pizza Hut on anytime from 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM.  Using our Pizza Hut flyer, accessible for pick up at the library or print it from our Facebook page (@iplks), 20% of your purchase will go towards raising funds for literacy at the library. This fundraiser is every 1st Tuesday of the month and you must have the new flyer at time of purchase.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us since June 2018.

For more information, please contact our Children’s Librarian, Charlene Mitchell, by phone (620) 331-3030, email charlene@iplks.org, or visit the library at 220 East Maple.

Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sheep on a Stick @ Independence Public Library

**MARCH CANCELLED**

Do you  knit or crochet or do other handwork? It’s lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. Learn a new stitch, watch a video or get help with a problem or just visit a while. We make purple hats for babies as part of the Purple Hats for Babies/Shaken Baby Syndrome program. We’ve also make red hats for babies as part of the Little Hats Big Hearts program. Bring a friend to Sheep on a Stick. Cookies welcome!

Lit Lounge: The Moon is Down @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lit Lounge: The Moon is Down @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community

A Penguin Classic

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.

Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy” had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), The Moon is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of ideas in the face of cold steel and brute force. This edition features an introduction by Donald V. Coers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Apr
8
Wed
Homebound Delivery Day
Apr 8 all-day
Homebound Delivery Day

Library items may be delivered to patrons who reside in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or  to those who are confined to their  homes because of a medical condition that prevents them from coming to the library.

Librarians can enroll patrons for Talking Books and Audio-Readers for the visually impaired. Forms may be picked up at the library.

For more information about either program, contact Nancy Kishpaugh, (620) 331-3030 or nancy@iplks.org.

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