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        1Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Begins: December 1, 2022
Ends: December 1, 2022

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes!

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

2Jingle on Main
Jingle on Main
Begins: December 2, 2022
Ends: December 2, 2022

Join us in Downtown Independence for Jingle on Main. Music, sleigh rides, holiday lights and more!

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4 5 6Adult DIY Hand-Stamped Book Decor* @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Adult DIY Hand-Stamped Book Decor* @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Begins: December 6, 2022
Ends: December 6, 2022

Make your own hand-stamped books to gift to others or yourself this holiday season!

The Independence Public Library has all the supplies to make your own hand-stamped book décor for the holidays! Cost is free and *registration is required. Register by emailing iplprograms@gmail.com or calling the library at 319-334-2470. For more information, go to www.independenceia.org/library.

7 8Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Begins: December 8, 2022
Ends: December 8, 2022

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

9Ho! Ho! Holiday Fun with Santa! @ IPL, 5-6:30 pm
Ho! Ho! Holiday Fun with Santa! @ IPL, 5-6:30 pm
Begins: December 9, 2022
Ends: December 9, 2022

Come to the Independence Public Library for some Ho! Ho! Holiday fun! This free children’s event includes crafts, games, balloon art by Mr. Nick, and a visit with Santa Claus. For more information, call 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

1025th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
25th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store
Begins: December 10, 2022
Ends: December 10, 2022

Join us at the Falcon Civic Center on Saturday, December 10th between 9am- 12noon for our 25th Annual "Just for Kids" Holiday Store. This special event is a day for children of ALL AGES to come out and finish up their holiday shopping for family & friends. Crafters will be on hand to sell small items for under $10 to the children. Volunteers will help the day run smoothly and wrap all gifts. A great day all about the Holidays!! Contact Person: Angie @ 319-334-6711.

11 12 13Navigating Grief & Loss During the Holidays @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Navigating Grief & Loss During the Holidays @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Begins: December 13, 2022
Ends: December 13, 2022

The holiday season can be especially difficult when grieving – join Laura Yeats from Cedar Valley Hospice at the Independence Public Library as she discusses grief during the holidays. Email iplprograms@gmail.com, call 319-334-2470 or visit www.independenceia.org/library for more information.

14 15Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Begins: December 15, 2022
Ends: December 15, 2022

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks, 12:00 noon live on Zoom
Spotlight on the Famous Flour Sacks, 12:00 noon live on Zoom
Begins: December 15, 2022
Ends: December 15, 2022

Annelien van Kempen, visiting researcher from The Netherlands, and Marcus Eckhardt, Hoover Museum curator, discuss the entire collection of decorated Belgian Relief flour sacks from World War I. As this program will be a live presentation from The Netherlands, live program will be at noon with a replay of the recorded program at 6:00 pm. *Registration is required – find the registration link on our website or Facebook page and register to receive the Zoom link (registration will work with either time slot). For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

16Interactive Friday Flick @ IPL, 2:00 pm
Interactive Friday Flick @ IPL, 2:00 pm
Begins: December 16, 2022
Ends: December 16, 2022

Sing, shout, and snack along with an interactive movie at the Independence Public Library! Can you guess this month’s flick? This PG movie follows the tale of a human raised by elves who goes on a quest to meet his biological father. Go to our website to see this month’s selection! For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

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18 19Book Discussion - Comfort & Joy @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Book Discussion - Comfort & Joy @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Begins: December 19, 2022
Ends: December 19, 2022

Interested in conversation and interaction? Pick up your copy of this month’s book club selection, Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah, at the circulation desk and join the Independence Public Library to discuss and share your thoughts on this novel! For more information, visit our website at www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

20 21 22Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Begins: December 22, 2022
Ends: December 22, 2022

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

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25 26 27Midday Movie @ IPL, 1:00 pm
Midday Movie @ IPL, 1:00 pm
Begins: December 27, 2022
Ends: December 27, 2022

Put on your “blue suede shoes” and come to the library to watch this popular 2022 film!

Enjoy a midday movie at the Independence Public Library! Can you guess the film? It’s a 2022 PG-13 film about a rock and roll legend. See our website to find out the title. Feel free to bring your own chair or use the library’s! For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

28 29Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Story Time @ IPL, 9:30 am
Begins: December 29, 2022
Ends: December 29, 2022

Join story time for fun, reading, and rhymes

Story time is an introduction to the magic of books and reading. Have fun at the Independence Public Library with rhymes, stories, and movements while developing early literacy skills. For more information, visit www.independenceia.org/library, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or call 319-334-2470.

Make Some Macramé for Teens @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Make Some Macramé for Teens @ IPL, 6:30 pm
Begins: December 29, 2022
Ends: December 29, 2022

Try your hand at making a macramé keychain over the winter break!

Teens 12-17 years old can join us at the Independence Library for fun, snacks, and macramé learning how to make a macramé keychain! Program is free and *registration is required. Email iplprograms@gmail.com or call 319-334-2470 to register. For more information, visit our website at www.independenceia.org/library.

30 31Noon Year's Eve Party! @ IPL, 11:30 am
Noon Year's Eve Party! @ IPL, 11:30 am
Begins: December 31, 2022
Ends: December 31, 2022

Ring in the new year at the Independence Public Library with this kid-friendly party that starts at 11:30 am! Enjoy snacks, drinks, fun activities, and a countdown to 12:00 noon! For more information, email iplprograms@gmail.com, call the library at 319-334-2470, or visit www.independenceia.org/library.

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