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Lit Lounge: Tales of the City

The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, and inspiration for the Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of…

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Lit Lounge: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular…

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Lit Lounge: The Moon is Down

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…

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Lit Lounge: The Great Gatsby

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor…

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Library Open House

Join the Friends of the Independence Public Library for an open house! Discover all that IPL has to offer, and the enormous accomplishments they made in 2019. Discover Open Access, The Independence Public Library's solution to provide equal access to…

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Retro Video Game Night (Teen)

Travel back in time to see what video games were like before you could save your progress. Play one of our vintage systems during this afternoon of fun and friendly competition.

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