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    1 2Unicorns: Break the Cage Virtual Program
Unicorns: Break the Cage Virtual Program
Begins: June 2, 2021
Ends: June 2, 2021

Not everything at the city zoo is as it seems. Two curious kids take a closer look and discover what they believe is a unicorn. But unicorns aren’t real…or are they? Watch this fun fantasy adventure with the Independence Public Library and see where the story takes you! A link will be provided from June 2 to August 31 on our website, our Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Stories for YOU @ 2
Stories for YOU @ 2
Begins: June 2, 2021
Ends: June 2, 2021

This Independence Public Library story time is for all ages! Join the library’s guest reader, Virginia Lake, on Facebook at 2:00 pm for some fun, fabulous stories for the entire family. Gather around, listen and enjoy. To attend this event, go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

3Online Story Time
Online Story Time
Begins: June 3, 2021
Ends: June 3, 2021

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL for Online Story Time on Facebook at 9:30 am. Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements! To attend this event, see our website for a link or go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

4Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Begins: June 4, 2021
Ends: June 4, 2021

The Independence Public Library is joined by guest instructors Megan Rawlins and Austin Pink from the Independence Junior Senior High School! Join us online and find a new way to stay active! A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Minecraft Online at Home
Minecraft Online at Home
Begins: June 4, 2021
Ends: June 4, 2021

Join TJ from Network Nirvana for some online gaming from your home. This summer’s program includes the Season of the Safari, with new dungeons, vaults, and more in ArkoneuxOnline! A personal Minecraft account and **registration are required. This program is appropriate for students in grades 5-12. Please register by emailing iplprograms@gmail.com or calling the library at 319-334-2470. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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6 7Maker Mondays (Virtual)
Maker Mondays (Virtual)
Begins: June 7, 2021
Ends: June 7, 2021

Join the library for this family-friendly craft program! Pick up a craft kit at the circulation desk and follow along as we create something fun. To join in this fun event, use the link found on our website, our Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Virtual Artist Spotlight
Virtual Artist Spotlight
Begins: June 7, 2021
Ends: June 7, 2021

The Independence Public Library presents Artist Spotlights this summer, featuring local artisans and their handiwork. This week’s spotlight is on Maud Bentley and her craft of quilting! Watch as Maud shares about how she got started in this craft and talks about her use of color in her quilted projects. A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

8 9Stories for YOU @ 2
Stories for YOU @ 2
Begins: June 9, 2021
Ends: June 9, 2021

This Independence Public Library story time is for all ages! Join the library’s guest reader, Jane Fischels, on Facebook at 2:00 pm for some fun, fabulous stories for the entire family. Gather around, listen and enjoy. To attend this event, go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

10Online Story Time
Online Story Time
Begins: June 10, 2021
Ends: June 10, 2021

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL for Online Story Time on Facebook at 9:30 am. Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements! To attend this event, see our website for a link or go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

11Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live
Begins: June 11, 2021
Ends: June 11, 2021

Join us for Friday Night Live at Riverwalk Park. It's a great night of music, food, drinks and friends! 6pm - 10pm.

Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Begins: June 11, 2021
Ends: June 11, 2021

The Independence Public Library is joined by guest instructor Jackie Heinz, owner of Heinz Academy! Join us online and find a new way to stay active! A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

12Community Shred Day
Community Shred Day
Begins: June 12, 2021
Ends: June 12, 2021

The Independence Public Library is teaming up with local sponsor BankIowa to bring you a Community Shred Day from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Individuals may bring no more than 5 boxes of documents to the Falcon Civic Center parking lot at 1305 5th Ave NE to be shredded free of charge. 3-ring binders and trash are not accepted. Shredding your documents is key in preventing identity theft. Use this opportunity to destroy unneeded personal documents that include personal information, social security numbers, and/or financial information. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

13 14Colorful Baking
Colorful Baking
Begins: June 14, 2021
Ends: June 14, 2021

Teens, join the Independence Public Library for an exploration in color and baked goods with Hermione! Learn new techniques for decorating your next cake and enjoy the tasty results of your creativity! This program is open to students entering grades 7-12, and registration is required. Please register by emailing iplprograms@gmail.com or calling the library at 319-334-2470. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

15The Carbon Market: Soil Health, Carbon Sequestration and Economi
The Carbon Market: Soil Health, Carbon Sequestration and Economi
Begins: June 15, 2021
Ends: June 15, 2021

“The Carbon Market: Soil Health, Carbon Sequestration and Economics” will be held Tuesday, June 15 from 2-4 p.m. and hosted by Women, Land & Legacy. Registration is free but space is limited. Registrations are due by Friday, June 4. To register, call the Buchanan County Extension Office at 319-334-7161 or email Roxanne Fuller at rrfuller@iastate.edu .

Virtual Planter Design and How-To
Virtual Planter Design and How-To
Begins: June 15, 2021
Ends: June 15, 2021

The Independence Public Library is joined by Blands Flower Shop & Gifts for this video program detailing the ways to choose, plan, and enjoy your planters all season long! Watch as they share information about the best location and the best plant choices for your set-up and be inspired for the rest of the summer! A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

16Fire & Ice Reaction Show Virtual Program
Fire & Ice Reaction Show Virtual Program
Begins: June 16, 2021
Ends: June 16, 2021

You’ll see fire light up in different beautiful colors, the freezing magic of liquid nitrogen, and you’ll even learn how to make smoke appear like a genie out of a bottle! Independence Public Library presents this video for your enjoyment through the end of August. A link will be provided from June 16 - August 31 on our website, our Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Stories for YOU @ 2
Stories for YOU @ 2
Begins: June 16, 2021
Ends: June 16, 2021

This Independence Public Library story time is for all ages! Join the library’s Guest High School reader on Facebook at 2:00 pm for some fun, fabulous stories for the entire family. Gather around, listen and enjoy. To attend this event, go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

17Online Story Time
Online Story Time
Begins: June 17, 2021
Ends: June 17, 2021

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL for Online Story Time on Facebook at 9:30 am. Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements! To attend this event, see our website for a link or go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

3rd Thursday with Hoover's Library (Virtual)
3rd Thursday with Hoover's Library (Virtual)
Begins: June 17, 2021
Ends: June 17, 2021

In partnership with the Hoover Presidential Foundation, the Independence Public Library presents retired professor Dr. Steve Coon for this month’s program, “Clearing the Static: Herbert Hoover and Early Radio Regulation.” *Registration is required for this event – access the link on our website or on our Facebook page to register and receive the Zoom link. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

18Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Begins: June 18, 2021
Ends: June 18, 2021

The Independence Public Library is joined by guest instructor Brian and our friends at Prairie Hills! Join us online and find a new way to stay active! A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Minecraft Online at Home
Minecraft Online at Home
Begins: June 18, 2021
Ends: June 18, 2021

Join TJ from Network Nirvana for some online gaming from your home. This summer’s program includes the Season of the Safari, with new dungeons, vaults, and more in ArkoneuxOnline! A personal Minecraft account and **registration are required. This program is appropriate for students in grades 5-12. Please register by emailing iplprograms@gmail.com or calling the library at 319-334-2470. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

19Chalk it Up Independence
Chalk it Up Independence
Begins: June 19, 2021
Ends: June 20, 2021

Join us for Chalk it Up Independence! This is a 2 day Chalk Art Event you won't want to miss! June 19th and 20th from 10a-5p at Riverwalk Park. You can participate in the community mural, listen to music, shop the handmade vendor fair, or even participate as an chalk artist! More details to come!

20Chalk it Up Independence
Chalk it Up Independence
Begins: June 19, 2021
Ends: June 20, 2021

Join us for Chalk it Up Independence! This is a 2 day Chalk Art Event you won't want to miss! June 19th and 20th from 10a-5p at Riverwalk Park. You can participate in the community mural, listen to music, shop the handmade vendor fair, or even participate as an chalk artist! More details to come!

21Maker Mondays (Virtual)
Maker Mondays (Virtual)
Begins: June 21, 2021
Ends: June 21, 2021

Join the library for this family-friendly craft program! Pick up a craft kit at the circulation desk and follow along as we create something fun. To join in this fun event, use the link found on our website, our Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Virtual Artist Spotlight
Virtual Artist Spotlight
Begins: June 21, 2021
Ends: June 21, 2021

The Independence Public Library presents Artist Spotlights this summer, featuring local artisans and their handiwork. This week’s spotlight is on Sara Sheets and her paintings! Watch as Sara shares about how she got started in this craft and talks about her many crafty interests. A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

22 23Stories for YOU @ 2
Stories for YOU @ 2
Begins: June 23, 2021
Ends: June 23, 2021

This Independence Public Library story time is for all ages! Join the library’s guest reader, Mayor Bonita Davis, on Facebook at 2:00 pm for some fun, fabulous stories for the entire family. Gather around, listen and enjoy. To attend this event, go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

24Online Story Time
Online Story Time
Begins: June 24, 2021
Ends: June 24, 2021

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL for Online Story Time on Facebook at 9:30 am. Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements! To attend this event, see this page for a link or go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Writer's Group
Writer's Group
Begins: June 24, 2021
Ends: June 24, 2021

The Independence Area Writer’s Group provides a community for writers to share their works and encourage one another. Join us in-person as we share our writing and discuss new ideas! *Registration is required – please call the library at 319-334-2470 or email us at iplprograms@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

25Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Fitness Friday (Virtual)
Begins: June 25, 2021
Ends: June 25, 2021

The Independence Public Library is joined by guest instructor Ben Pernick for a Music and Movement workout! Join us online and find a new way to stay active! A link to the video will be provided on our website, our Facebook page, and in our enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

26Pajama Online Story Time
Pajama Online Story Time
Begins: June 26, 2021
Ends: June 26, 2021

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Join IPL for Online Story Time on Facebook and be sure to wear your pajamas! Have fun with rhymes, stories, and movements! To attend this event, see out website for a link or go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

27 28Skittle Art Project
Skittle Art Project
Begins: June 28, 2021
Ends: June 28, 2021

The Independence Public Library wants YOU to show off your art skills and create a masterpiece using Skittles and glue! Pick up a Skittle art kit and create a colorful scene of your choice! Return your canvas to the library by Saturday, July 24 to be featured in our library display. Photos will be posted on Facebook, and the community’s favorite project will be awarded a prize basket! One kit per family, please. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Begins: June 28, 2021
Ends: June 28, 2021

Interested in conversation and interaction? Join the Independence Public Library to discuss Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Join us and share your thoughts on this novel! *Registration is required for this in-person program. Email iplprograms@gmail.com or call the library at 319-334-2470 to register. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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Nifty Tricks and Colorful Stories Virtual Program
Nifty Tricks and Colorful Stories Virtual Program
Begins: June 28, 2021
Ends: June 28, 2021

Jay and Leslie bring the fun with juggling, color themed stories, and lots of laughs in this program! The Independence Public Library is proud to partner with Jay and Leslie to bring you this fun show, available for just one week! A link will be provided from June 28 - July 4 on our website, our Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

29Colorful Meals with Dan & Lizzie (Virtual)
Colorful Meals with Dan & Lizzie (Virtual)
Begins: June 29, 2021
Ends: June 29, 2021

Dan & Lizzie Lake share their expertise and create a meal including homemade salsa and fajitas! Join us for this virtual program sponsored by Fareway. A recording of this program will be available if you are unable to attend live. Get the link for the Zoom program on our website or in the weekly enewsletter. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

30Stories for YOU @ 2
Stories for YOU @ 2
Begins: June 30, 2021
Ends: June 30, 2021

This Independence Public Library story time is for all ages! Join the library’s guest reader, Nikki Barth, on Facebook at 2:00 pm for some fun, fabulous stories for the entire family. Gather around, listen and enjoy. To attend this event, go to the library’s Facebook page. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call the library at 319-334-2470.

     
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