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2Fourth of July Breakfast
Fourth of July Breakfast
Begins: July 2, 2017
Ends: July 2, 2017

Join the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce for their annual Fourth of July Breakfast from 8:00 am - 12 Noon at the American Legion.

3Come 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

4157th Annual Fourth of July Parade
157th Annual Fourth of July Parade
Begins: July 4, 2017
Ends: July 4, 2017

9:00 am Start Time

Route: First Street East & Second Avenue NE

Theme: Pride In Our Past ~ Faith In Our Future

5 6Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

7Hotdog 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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9 10iTAB @ IPL
iTAB @ IPL
Begins: July 10, 2017
Ends: July 10, 2017

Calling all people in grades 7-12!  iTAB is looking for new members!  The Independence Public Library Teen Advisory Board (iTAB) is designed to energize teen programming and services, as well as allow teens a greater voice at the library.

We meet monthly to discuss books, movies, ideas, volunteer opportunities; plan upcoming events; and talk about what’s going on. We also eat snacks -and sometimes play games or make crafts.  Want to make a difference at IPL?  Maybe you just love reading and making new friends?  We’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in joining iTAB, drop by one of our meetings this summer and find out what we’re about!  We will meet Monday, July 10th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room.  Contact Kara pt Lulu at the library for more information at 319-334-2470 or iplprograms@gmail.com.

iPad: Pictures
iPad: Pictures
Begins: July 10, 2017
Ends: July 10, 2017

People are taking more photos and videos than ever- and, as photo collections grow, so does the desire to do something with them.

Join Judd Taylor from Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications at the Independence Public Library as he discusses how to use the Apps on your iPad or iPhone to edit pictures, create albums, share, make videos, and transfer your favorite photos.

All are welcome to attend library programs and classes; no library card is necessary.

Class begins at 6:30 pm.  Registration is required.

Please stop in or call 334-2470 to register or email iplprograms@gmail.com. Visit the website for more information: www.independenceia.org/library.

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What's Really Behind That Happy Face?
What's Really Behind That Happy Face?
Begins: July 10, 2017
Ends: July 10, 2017

Join the Independence Area Women's Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft, for their monthly meeting 6:30 pm at Prairie Hills (505 Enterprise Drive SW).

Speaker: Arlene Gabrielsen (Mankato, MN)
Special Feature: Style Show
Short Talk: Celebrating 40 Years
Music: Happy Birthday Song

Birthday Cake, Ice Cream & Nut Cups $7.00

Contact Sharon at (319) 327-4164 to make your reservations by 10 AM on Thursday, July 6.  Reservations not honored may require payment.

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

11 12Rope Warrior
Rope Warrior
Begins: July 12, 2017
Ends: July 12, 2017

Guinness World Record holder David Fisher, The Rope Warrior, is a professional athlete, entertainer, and author. His high-impact, high-energy show will be in the Community Room at the Independence Public Library @ 9:30 am.

His incredible jump rope tricks, stunts, extraordinary speed and record-breaking jumps have been seen on over 100 national television programs.  Come see this amazing athlete!

For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Cards & Cookies
Cards & Cookies
Begins: July 12, 2017
Ends: July 12, 2017

Children are invited to take part in a new program this summer with the Independence Public Library.  Care Centers Pair ‘n’ Share will be held Wednesday, July 12th @ 1:30 pm.

Children may sign up to go to play cards games and eat cookies with the residents.

Children in grades 1-5, please register at the library, email iplrpograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer visit www.independenceia.org/library

13Rhyme Time
Rhyme Time
Begins: July 11, 2013
Ends: N/A

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

14Geocaching
Geocaching
Begins: July 14, 2017
Ends: July 14, 2017

Teens and tweens in grades 5-12 are welcome to participate in this Independence Public Library event from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where participants use a GPS to hide and seek containers with others in the activity.  We will search for treasures in town.

No registration is required; however, a liability waiver must be singed prior to participating.  Meet in the Community Room at the library – rain or shine!

For more information, contact the library at 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.

157th Annual Oakwood Cemetery Guided Tour
7th Annual Oakwood Cemetery Guided Tour
Begins: July 15, 2017
Ends: July 15, 2017

The Buchanan County Historical Society will host its 7th annual Oakwood Cemetery Guided Tours at 12 Noon, 12:30, and 1:00.  Learn about our local history and Independence's prominent citizens of the past.

Tickets: $5

Wear your walking shoes!

16 17Pink PolkaDot: Teens @ IPL
Pink PolkaDot: Teens @ IPL
Begins: July 17, 2017
Ends: July 17, 2017

Get artsy and craftsy at the Independence Public Library with the help of experts from a local business.  Come to relax, enjoy, and create a cool box for your locker at school or for your home beginning at 6:30 pm.

The program is free and open to teens in grades 7-12 only.  No library card is needed.  Be sure to register as space is limited.

For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 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

18Games & Goodies
Games & Goodies
Begins: July 18, 2017
Ends: July 18, 2017

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.

19RAD Zoo
RAD Zoo
Begins: July 19, 2017
Ends: July 19, 2017

RAD Zoo is coming to the Independence Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Program! Join us in the Community Room at 9:30 am for this highly informative, engaging, and hands-on event.

The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo presentation is fun for all ages.  Learn more about the lives of these amazing creatures and see them up close!  A variety of reptiles and amphibians will be on hand including turtles, a tortoise, lizards, snakes (even a large one!), and a small alligator.

For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Robotics Workshop
Robotics Workshop
Begins: July 19, 2017
Ends: July 19, 2017

Build, program, and play with robotics from LEGO WeDo or LEGO Mindstorms this summer at the Independence Public Library.  Explore our other devices too!

Drop-in today from 5:00-8:00 pm and our volunteer experts will assist you if needed.

This program is free for all ages and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.

For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call at 334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

20American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Begins: July 20, 2017
Ends: July 20, 2017

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Multipurpose Room @ First Presbyterian Church

For appointment, contact Vicki at (319) 334-6520.

 

Community Appreciation Night
Community Appreciation Night
Begins: July 20, 2017
Ends: July 20, 2017

The staff at Pipestone Veterinary Services will be serving food, fun, and games from 4:00 - 7:00 pm to thank the community for their support.

Food items include hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, and pork chops on a stick from the Buchanan County Pork Producers.

Entertainment includes a photo booth, kid's crafts, a bouncy castle, bean bags, and more.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

21Hotdog 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.

22Spa Day for Teens
Spa Day for Teens
Begins: July 22, 2017
Ends: July 22, 2017

Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate in the Spa Day as part of the Independence Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Participants are asked to meet in the Community Room at 1:00 pm to learn to make soap, body butter, or lip balm. Mary Kay consultants will also be on hand for a mini make-up tutorial.

No library card is needed to participate. For more information, contact the library at 334-2470, visit www.independenceia.org/library, or find us on Facebook.

23Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Begins: July 23, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Get your registration form by contacting the church office at 334-2511. Fee is $10 for 5 meals, a t-shirt, crafts, activities, one CD per family, and faith growth throughout the week.

Registrations deadline is June 30th to receive a shirt.
Activities appropriate for 4-year-old thru 6th grade.

24Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: July 24, 2017
Ends: July 24, 2017

Author Ann Patchett’s award-winning, New York Times bestselling Bel Canto will be the topic of the book discussion at the Independence Public Library this month.  All are welcome to attend at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

The novel balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language when a world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation in South America. Bel Canto is a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.

Multiple copies of the book are now available for check out at the library and on our eReaders.

For more information, please call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Begins: July 23, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Get your registration form by contacting the church office at 334-2511. Fee is $10 for 5 meals, a t-shirt, crafts, activities, one CD per family, and faith growth throughout the week.

Registrations deadline is June 30th to receive a shirt.
Activities appropriate for 4-year-old thru 6th grade.

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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

25Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Begins: July 23, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Get your registration form by contacting the church office at 334-2511. Fee is $10 for 5 meals, a t-shirt, crafts, activities, one CD per family, and faith growth throughout the week.

Registrations deadline is June 30th to receive a shirt.
Activities appropriate for 4-year-old thru 6th grade.

26Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Begins: July 23, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Get your registration form by contacting the church office at 334-2511. Fee is $10 for 5 meals, a t-shirt, crafts, activities, one CD per family, and faith growth throughout the week.

Registrations deadline is June 30th to receive a shirt.
Activities appropriate for 4-year-old thru 6th grade.

27LinkedIn Class
LinkedIn Class
Begins: July 27, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

The Independence Public Library will offer a LinkedIn class from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Community Room.

Ryan Decker from Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications will share information about this professional social networking site that is designed for the business community.

Registration is required, but no library card is needed.

Please stop in, call 334-2470, or email iplprograms@indytel.com to sign up for this class.  For more information, please contact the library or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
Begins: July 23, 2017
Ends: July 27, 2017

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Get your registration form by contacting the church office at 334-2511. Fee is $10 for 5 meals, a t-shirt, crafts, activities, one CD per family, and faith growth throughout the week.

Registrations deadline is June 30th to receive a shirt.
Activities appropriate for 4-year-old thru 6th grade.

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

Independence Public Library at 9:30am

28Hotdog 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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30 31Come 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

         
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