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Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Join Marsha Hayes, Bill Gour, and Nancy Kishpaugh to help celebrate the the final Game of Thrones season by gathering to discuss who will end up on the Iron Throne. 200 years from now society will place the HBO series…
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Free small business training event sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This event will talk about resources available to plan, launch, manage, and grow a business.
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Knitting and crocheting or doing other handwork is lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. It’s also fun to learn a new stitch or get help or just visit. Join Danielle Kinnamon and bring a friend to Sheep…
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Laurel Street Bakery
Get a cup of coffee or a Laurel Street Bakery goody and speak with the director the Independence Public Library, Jeri Hopkins.  Get to know our director out in the community to chat about the library.
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Based on John Steinbeck’s novel and directed by award-winning director Elia Kazan, East of Eden was James Dean’s breakout big-screen performance, one that will forever be remembered in Hollywood history. The emotionally charged film tells the story of lonely youth…
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
A new workshop is being offered in our community: Diabetes Self Management. 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…
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Knitting and crocheting or doing other handwork is lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. It’s also fun to learn a new stitch or get help or just visit. Join Danielle Kinnamon and bring a friend to Sheep…
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @ IPL
Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common…
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Community Room
Enjoy popcorn and a recently released movie on DVD in the Penn Terrace Community Room.
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 1st Floor
Parents and guardians meet with local preschools to learn about their program available for your child for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  All attendees can register for a chance to win 2 Literary Vine tickets ($60 value) held on May…
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Bullet Journal® (or BuJo® for short) was created by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Through many years of trial and error, the system has evolved into a phenomenon. Carroll sees this as an evolving, adaptable…
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
A new workshop is being offered in our community: Diabetes Self Management. 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…
May 4 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am Downtown Independence
Stop by our stall at the Farmer’s Market on the 1st Saturday of the month to support your local library with our name-your-price book sale.
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Knitting and crocheting or doing other handwork is lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. It’s also fun to learn a new stitch or get help or just visit. Join Danielle Kinnamon and bring a friend to Sheep…
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron Led by Nancy Kishpaugh Two isolated teens struggle against their complicated lives to find a true connection in this timely and timeless debut novel about first love and the wreckage of…
May 9 @ 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.
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Independence Public Library
Join the Friends of the Independence Public Library for a wine tasting fundraiser on May 10 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This elegant evening will take place on the lawn in front of Independence’s historic Carnegie Library. Sample 12…
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Independence Public Library
Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Fundraiser Join the Friends of the Independence Public Library for a wine and whiskey tasting fundraiser! This elegant evening will take place on the lawn in front of Independence’s historic Carnegie Library. Enjoy appetizers,…
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Knitting and crocheting or doing other handwork is lots more fun when you’re doing it with friends. It’s also fun to learn a new stitch or get help or just visit. Join Danielle Kinnamon and bring a friend to Sheep…
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Retablos by Octavio Solis, Inge Festival Honoree, and Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Led by Nancy Kishpaugh Solis grew up just a mile from the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, and he tells stories about his childhood and coming…
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Author of more than twenty plays, Octavio Solis is considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. His works have been produced in theatres across the country, including the Center Group Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in…
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library
Kara Lee Corthron lives and writes in New York City. She’s written many plays that have been performed around the U.S. including ALICEGRACEANON, WELCOME TO FEAR CITY, LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT, and HOLLY DOWN IN HEAVEN, which won her the…
May 15 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Library Board Room
The board meeting is open to the public.  Come join us!
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Independence Public Library, 2nd Floor
Each month there will be free coffee, doughnuts, or a healthy snack for seniors, along with activities, games, a movie, speakers, a discount in the bookstore, and a chance to gather and chat with friends. Stop by every month on…
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Independence Public Library
 
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Join the Montgomery County Coalition for Human Dignity as they read and discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar.
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @ IPL
Grant Writers of Montgomery County is an organization for grant writers, both new and experienced, collaborating with each other and learning more about grant resources and writing. Today’s discussion includes a panel of grant readers sharing best practices in grant…
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Ane Mae's Coffee & Sandwich Shop
Get a cup of coffee or an Ane Mae’s goody and speak with the director the Independence Public Library, Jeri Hopkins.  Get to know our director out in the community to chat about the library.
May 21 all-day
The Library is closed for Staff Development
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Join the Independence Public Library each month for an evening just for ladies. It’s Sex in the City, meets Crafts in the Stacks. Enjoy good company, great food, and fabulous crafts. This class will teach you how to create marketable…
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