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Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 3rd floor, children's side
Find the Easter Eggs hiding in the Children’s Department to create your own goody bag.  Welcome to join anytime in between.
Apr 22 @ 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.
Apr 23 @ 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.
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Find out how foil, string, and markers can make a beautiful art piece to hang at home.  Welcome to join anytime in between and while supplies last.
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd floor, children's side
Learn how to make pigs-in-a-blanket with mini-dogs and crescent rolls.  Welcome to join anytime in between and while supplies last.
Apr 30 @ 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.
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd floor, children's side
Turn a boring brown paper lunch bag into a colorful soaring high flying kite. Welcome to join anytime in between and while supplies last.
May 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 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, songs, movement activities, and themed craft will foster early literacy skills.
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd floor, Children's side
Paint a beautiful picture to hang up at home. Welcome to join at anytime and while supplies last.
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Give your mother a personal flower pot and flower for Mother’s Day.  Welcome to join at anytime and while supplies last.
May 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 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, songs, movement activities, and themed craft will foster early literacy skills.
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Learn how to make your own breakfast with parfaits! Welcome to join at anytime and while supplies last.
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library for a storytime, fun activity together, and then leave your buddy to spend the night at the library. Photos will be taken of your pals during their evening activities. Pick up your…
May 21 all-day
The Library is closed for Staff Development
May 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 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, songs, movement activities, and themed craft will foster early literacy skills.
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Let’s celebrate “Minecraft: The Movie” by making perler bead minecraft characters.  Welcome to join at anytime and while supplies last.
May 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Join us at the Riverside Zoo near Monkey Island to celebrate Able’s 60th anniversary for being launched into space. Stories, songs, movement activities, and themed craft will foster early literacy skills.
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Rock Kitchen Riverside Park and Zoo (Band Shell)
Join the friends of the library for a potluck at the park before the Mid Continent Band concert.
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Kick-off your summer with a Universe of Stories!  IPL’s annual Summer Reading Program is fun for the whole family. Beginning outside at 4:00 PM, sign up for the children’s, teen, and adult summer reading; enjoy a glass of Galaxy Punch…
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Help decorate the Children’s Department windows with the “Universe of Stories” theme.
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
Jun 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am 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, songs, movement activities, and themed craft will foster early literacy skills.
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
Jun 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Experiment with some fizzy potions and create your own wand.
Jun 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
Jun 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 3rd Floor, Children's Side
Build your own star BINGO card then play against others to win fun prizes.
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Families will enjoy this activity-filled session with music, creative movement, and fun all with a big colorful parachute!
Jun 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd floor Meeting Room
Enjoy a FREE lunch in the library thanks to USD 446 Food Service. Free for ages 1 – 18; adults may purchase a meal. Located in the 2nd floor Meeting Room.  There will be no Sack Lunch Thursday, July 4th.
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