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Jan
22
Tue
Stories and More (Children’s) @ 3rd floor Children's Side
Jan 22 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Stories and More (Children's) @ 3rd floor Children's Side

Preschoolers will enjoy this 45-minute storytime with stories, music, and felt-board stories, followed by a themed craft.

Indoor Ice-Skating (Children’s) @ 3rd floor, children's side
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Indoor Ice-Skating (Children's) @ 3rd floor, children's side

Slip & slide in the children’s department without freezing outside.  Welcome to join anytime in between and while supplies last.

Blanket Forts (Teen) @ 3rd Floor Teen Space, Independence Public LIbrary
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stay warm in your own blanket fort. Use our materials and work with your friends to build a cozy fort, perfect for reading.

Jan
23
Wed
Toddler ABC’s (Children’s) @ 3rd Floor Children's Side
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Toddler ABC's (Children's) @ 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.

Get Art-y at the Library (Teens) @ 3rd Floor Teen Space, Independence Public LIbrary
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tri-monthly arts and crafts for teens. Each week will feature a new craft using found materials, recyclable components and other cool objects. Some projects will be messy, all projects will be fun!

Meets selected Wednesdays

Jan
24
Thu
New Chapters (Adult)
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A new book and activity club for  people with disabilities and their friends or caregivers. Members meet each Thursday afternoon for good books, good conversation, and good fun.

Code Your World: Artificial Intelligence (Children’s) @ 3rd floor, children's side
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Code Your World: Artificial Intelligence (Children's) @ 3rd floor, children's side

Artificial intelligence (AI) is something that can make rational decisions to solve one specific problem. In this hour-long activity, kids will learn basic decision-making principles of AI by playing rock, paper, scissors.

Jan
25
Fri
Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop @ Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Facilitators for the class will be Nancy Kishpaugh and Cindy Hutchison. All classes will be held at the Independence Public Library in the 2nd floor meeting room. The workshop begins Friday, January 25 and meets every Friday for 6 weeks, through March 1, 2:00-4:00 pm each week.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education What does this mean?

A new workshop is being offered in our community. Classes are sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment and this is an evidence based program developed by Stanford University. This means this that the workshop has been taught across the United States for a number of years and participants have been studied. The results show that people that attended workshops had better eating habits and increased activity after completing class. Many other health benefits have been proven.

Trained individuals that are certified leaders are the instructors for the 6 week workshop series. One or both leaders usually have a chronic condition themselves. The classes are geared toward individuals with chronic conditions or their caregivers. Information is taught in an interactive format with a book and CD for reference. Some self-management skills that are taught are decision making, improved communication with family or health care provider, symptom management and healthy eating. These are just a few of the areas covered.

Any individual who has a chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes or depression is encouraged to attend. There is no cost for the workshop, just a commitment of approximately 2 hours a week for 6 weeks to better manage your everyday life. Please consider attending or sharing this information with a loved one. For further information please contact Nancy Kishpaugh at nancy@iplks.org or at (620) 331-3030 or Kelle Kiser at kkiser@crmcinc.org or at 620-515-4568.

Jan
28
Mon
Homeschool STEM Club (Children’s) @ 3rd floor Children's Side
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Homeschool STEM Club (Children's) @ 3rd floor Children's Side

Homeschool students challenge yourself to complete the STEM activity! For Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Homeschool STEM Club (Teen) @ 3rd Floor Teen Space, Independence Public LIbrary
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Twice monthly program focusing on different science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. A long list of fun games and projects for grades 6-12.

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