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Aug
11
Tue
Virtual Story Time @ Home
Aug 11 all-day
Virtual Story Time @ Home

Every Tuesday, Miss Charlene will lead a memorable story time with stories & shaker songs to foster pre-reading skills through a prerecorded video posted on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/iplks

Friends of the Independence Public Library
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friends of the Independence Public Library

Join the fun!  The library needs its FRIENDS.  The Friends of IPL is a lively group that helps the library through volunteering at events and fundraising.  It is also a social organization that has its own fun activities like Pot Luck in the Park, Friends Appreciation Night, finger-food socials, guest speakers and other engaging events. Everyone is always welcome!

The Friends of the Library meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM. For an up-to-date schedule please check out our calendar.

  • January – Business Meeting
  • Feburary – Local History Event, and Team Bee (Fundraiser)
  • March – Business Meeting
  • April – Social Event
  • May – Business Meeting, and Literary Vine (Fundraiser)
  • June – Social Event
  • July – Business Meeting
  • August – Meet Me In Social Event
  • September – Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker
  • October – Ghost Stories in the Park
  • November – Business Meeting
  • December – Holiday Sing-a-Long, and Holiday Festival
Aug
12
Wed
Homebound Delivery Day
Aug 12 all-day
Homebound Delivery Day

Library items may be delivered to patrons who reside in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or  to those who are confined to their  homes because of a medical condition that prevents them from coming to the library.

Librarians can enroll patrons for Talking Books and Audio-Readers for the visually impaired. Forms may be picked up at the library.

For more information about either program, contact Nancy Kishpaugh, (620) 331-3030 or nancy@iplks.org.

Prizes for Summer Reading Challenges
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Prizes for Summer Reading Challenges
 
Since we are only open for Curbside Pick Up and Open Access, we want to make sure you receive your reward(s) for all your hard work this summer.  Throughout the entire month of August, during our Curbside Pick Up hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, pick up your prize(s) from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Simply call the library to let us know you are out front, and tell us your child/teen’s name.  Anyone only doing the “Summer Reading Activity Log” sheet may trade their completed form in for a prize.”
Aug
13
Thu
Prizes for Summer Reading Challenges
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Prizes for Summer Reading Challenges
 
Since we are only open for Curbside Pick Up and Open Access, we want to make sure you receive your reward(s) for all your hard work this summer.  Throughout the entire month of August, during our Curbside Pick Up hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, pick up your prize(s) from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Simply call the library to let us know you are out front, and tell us your child/teen’s name.  Anyone only doing the “Summer Reading Activity Log” sheet may trade their completed form in for a prize.”
Little Green Meen @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Little Green Meen @ 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.

Aug
14
Fri
Belle’s Book Nook @ Home
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Belle's Book Nook @ Home

A fantastical group for boys and girls ages 6 – 11 to talk about books! During the hour, we will talk about books you are reading at the moment and anything related.  The only rule is to be respectful to everyone in the group.  We will “meet” once a month at 5:00 PM on Fridays.

Register once to receive the virtual room link for all meetings: https://forms.gle/9Dyng5HWkV2BNPXaA

Aug
17
Mon
Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Big Cheese Pizza
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Toastmasters International Informational Meeting @ Big Cheese Pizza

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

 

Aug
18
Tue
Virtual Story Time @ Home
Aug 18 all-day
Virtual Story Time @ Home

Every Tuesday, Miss Charlene will lead a memorable story time with stories & shaker songs to foster pre-reading skills through a prerecorded video posted on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/iplks

Ladies Night Out @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies Night Out @ 2nd Floor Meeting Room @IPL | Independence | Kansas | United States

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 crafts while indulging in conversation, appetizers, and wine. This evening is designed to be fun, creative, and carefree. Sign-up is required for this event, and a fee of $5 to cover the cost of materials. Sign-up by calling the library at 620.331.3030 or email brandon@iplks.org.

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