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      1Food for Fines @ IPL
Food for Fines @ IPL
Begins: February 1, 2017
Ends: February 1, 2017

February is Amnesty Month @ IPL
The entire month of February is designated as "Food for Fines" month at the Independence Public Library. Clear your unpaid library fines and get a fresh start during amnesty month by donating food to those in need. Each donated food item will erase $1.00 of fines from your card. If you prefer to pay your fine with cash, that money will also go to the food pantry. Both food and fine money received throughout Amnesty Month will be given to the Independence Area Food Pantry. Library patrons will have a clear account and a fresh new start at the library! We will also be pleased to accept donations to the food pantry by those who don't have fines. Just bring your donations to the library as a convenient drop-off location during the month of February. For more information, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Online Book Discussion-OBOI
Online Book Discussion-OBOI
Begins: February 1, 2017
Ends: February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1
One Book: Online Book Discussion Begins
Join a discussion of the Independence Public Library’s One Book One Community featured book selection Arrowood. The online discussion of this haunting novel will be live beginning February 1st. Poignant and lyrical, author Laura McHugh ‘s novel is about a young woman’s return to her childhood home in southeast Iowa – and her encounter with the memories and family secrets it holds. Multiple copies of the book are available throughout the community. It is also available for check out on the nooks at the library and through BRIDGES, Iowa’s eLibrary. Join the online book discussion anywhere you have an internet connection, at any time. . Visit tinyurl.com/oboiforum to sign up for free. For more information about this and other One Book One Independence programs, call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

2Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

3Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

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5 6OBOI: Iowa Cold Cases
OBOI: Iowa Cold Cases
Begins: February 6, 2017
Ends: February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6
OBOI: Iowa Cold Cases
Join Jody Ewing from Iowa Cold Cases, Inc at the Independence Public Library for an intriguing presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. Iowa Cold Cases, Inc is Iowa's leading source for case summaries on unsolved murders and missing persons cases where foul play is suspected. Author and freelance writer Ewing will inform the audience about open cases and share some of her experiences as founder and president of Iowa Cold Cases. Free and open to the public; no registration is necessary. For more information about this and other One Book One Independence (OBOI) programs, call the library at 319-334-2470, visit www.independenceia.org/library, or find us on Facebook.

Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

7Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: February 7, 2017
Ends: February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7
Games and Goodies
Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will be served. Games & Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

iPad Class: App Store
iPad Class: App Store
Begins: February 7, 2017
Ends: February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7
iPad Class: App Store
The Independence Public Library will offer an iPad class from 6:30-8:00 pm. Instructor Judd Taylor from Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications will focus on the App Store available on iOS devices. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required and participants are encouraged to bring their Apple ID and password to class. For more information about this and other computer classes offered, contact the library at 319-334-2470 or visit the website www.independenceia.org/library.

8 9OBOI: Forensics
OBOI: Forensics
Begins: February 9, 2017
Ends: February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9
OBOI: Forensics and Crime Investigations
Learn more about forensics and criminal investigation with Captain Steve Hepke from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office. As part of the One Book One Independence (OBOI) programming at the Independence Public Library, Hepke will discuss several of the scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime including crime scene processing, evidence processing, trace evidence, and eyewitness reliability. Join Captain Hepke at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm for this engaging presentation that will include audience participation. Free and open to the public. For more information about this and other OBOI programs, call the library at 319-334-2470, visit www.independenceia.org/library, or find us on Facebook

Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

10Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

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12 13iTAB Meeting
iTAB Meeting
Begins: February 13, 2017
Ends: February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13
iTAB Meeting @ IPL
The Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board will hold their monthly meeting at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. This group is instrumental in planning and implementing teen programs at the library, providing input on library services, materials and activities, and promoting the library by encouraging reading and other programs. Interested teens in grades 7-12 who would like to get involved are encouraged to contact the library for more information at 319-334-2470.

Palmer amaranth: FREE Workshop
Palmer amaranth: FREE Workshop
Begins: February 13, 2017
Ends: February 13, 2017

Learn to identify and manage this new threat! To register call (319) 334-7161. For details visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/news/palmer-amaranth-free-workshop

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Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

14 15 16Winter Webinar Series: Growing Together
Winter Webinar Series: Growing Together
Begins: February 16, 2017
Ends: February 16, 2017

6PM - 8PM @ Heartland Acres (Theater) - Independence

Master Gardener Sponsored webinar. FREE to anyone wishing to attend! Topics: January: Donation & Small-Space Gardens February: Impact Matters March: Growing & Harvesting Vegetables

Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

17OBOI: Teen Live Clue
OBOI: Teen Live Clue
Begins: February 17, 2017
Ends: February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17
OBOI: Teen Live Clue
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the Live Clue Game at the Independence Public Library beginning at 5:00 pm. Based on the popular board game, Live Clue will take players throughout the library’s various rooms trying to solve a mysterious (fictitious) crime. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Please register at the library or call 319-334-2470. For more information about this and other One Book One Independence (OBOI) programs for all ages, call the library at 319-334-2470, visit www.independenceia.org/library, or find us on Facebook.

Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

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19OBOI: Jr Spy Training
OBOI: Jr Spy Training
Begins: February 19, 2017
Ends: February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19
OBOI: Junior Spy Training
Children in grades 3-6 are invited to the Independence Public Library Sunday afternoon for Junior Spy Training. Learn secret spy skills, crack codes and solve riddles, navigate through lasers fields, make gadgets, get fingerprinted by the Independence Police Department, and more beginning at 1:00 pm. No registration is necessary and no library card is needed to participate. For more information, call the library or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

20Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

21Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: February 21, 2017
Ends: February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21
Games and Goodies
Adults are invited to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library and take part in a friendly game of cards, dominoes, Scrabble, or other game. Light refreshments will be served. Games & Goodies meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. No library card is necessary to attend this free social event. For more information, stop in or call the library at 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

OBOI: Canvas Painting
OBOI: Canvas Painting
Begins: February 21, 2017
Ends: February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21
OBOI: Canvas Painting
Embrace your inner artist at the Independence Public Library. No painting skills are required. Enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artist, Jessica Ott beginning at 6:30 pm. Jessica will guide you through the entire process. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. Participants will paint a picture related to the haunting mystery Arrowood, by Laura McHugh, the One Book One Independence (OBOI) 2017 book selection at IPL. Beginners are welcome! Teens (grade 9 and up) and adults, please register at the library 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com as space is limited. For more information about this and other OBOI programs, call the library at 319-334-2470, visit www.independenceia.org/library, or find us on Facebook.

22 23Excel Class
Excel Class
Begins: February 23, 2017
Ends: February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23
Excel Class
Learn the basics of Microsoft Office Excel in this introductory class from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library. Microsoft Office Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that allows users to work efficiently with numbers and data. This class covers basics such as how to create a workbook, use tabs and ribbons, enter data, format numbers, create a formula, and more. Ryan Decker from Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications will instruct. All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary. Registration is required. Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com.

Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

24Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Hotdog Fridays!!!!
Begins: August 16, 2013
Ends: N/A

Join the St. James Episcopal Church every Friday at noon for free hot dogs!!  Free will donations will be accepted.

25Master Gardener Symposium
Master Gardener Symposium
Begins: February 25, 2017
Ends: February 25, 2017

Join us for the 11th Annual Gardening Symposium offered by the Buchanan County Master Gardeners. As we celebrate Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach’s 100 Years of Service, this year’s symposium theme will be Gardening Through the Ages.

26 27OBOI: Historic Architecture of Independence
OBOI: Historic Architecture of Independence
Begins: February 27, 2017
Ends: February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27
OBOI: Historic Architecture of Independence
Learn about the historic architecture of our community as part of the One Book One Independence (OBOI) programming at the Independence Public Library. The OBOI 2017 book selection Arrowood, by Laura McHugh, features ornate and grand historical houses that line the Mississippi River in southern Iowa. Bill Reedy will guide the audience through an exploration of architectural styles from the mid- to late-19th century that can be found in historic homes and buildings here in Independence. The multi-media presentation will feature examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Tuscan Villa, Early and Late Italianate, Queen Anne, and Second Empire styles. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. For more information about other OBOI programs and more book discussions, please call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Come and See Healing Service
Come and See Healing Service
Begins: May 16, 2016
Ends: N/A

Weekly Healing Service-Come and See- Mondays at 2:00pm

St. James' Episcopal Church

202 2nd Ave NE

Independence, IA

50644

28OBOI: Book Discussions @ IPL
OBOI: Book Discussions @ IPL
Begins: February 28, 2017
Ends: February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28
OBOI: Book Discussion @ IPL
A compelling mystery Arrowood will be the topic of the One Book One Independence book discussion at the Independence Public Library. Poignant and lyrical, author Laura McHugh ‘s haunting novel is about a young woman’s return to her childhood home in southeast Iowa – and her encounter with the memories and family secrets it holds. Multiple copies of the book are available throughout the community. All are welcome to attend this book discussion at 2:00pm or 6:30 pm. Both discussions will be held in the Community Room. No library card is necessary to attend and no registration is required. For more information about other One Book One Independence programs and more book discussions, please call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

       
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