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Off Brecksville Road in Civic Center complex
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM -9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday – 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Branch Manager Valerie Kocin
Winter Program Guide
Winter Storytimes are scheduled from
Jan. 6th – April 24th. Join us for stories,
rhymes, songs and more!
Please take out storytime survey.
Music of the Civil Rights Movement Saturday, February 23rd 2:00 PMSee and hear the songs that inspired a nation! Dr. Michael Strasser, Professor of Musicology at Baldwin Wallace College, will present a historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement. Register Now!
Conversation with Eleanor & Lucretia Tuesday, March 5th 7:00 PMTwo American women, from different generations, share their differences and commonalities. Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucretia Garfield meet over tea and discuss their paths to the White House and beyond. Discover how they dealt with marriage difficulties, mothers-in-law, children, and politics. These two educated, intelligent women also examine their early self-esteem issues and how they grew beyond them into strong, independent, and formidable widows. Register Now!
Have a Laugh, for the Health of It Wednesday, March 13th 7:00 PM Laughter produces a general sense of well-being. Come explore the history of therapeutic humor and how it can benefit you in your daily life. Plus learn how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of humor. Register Now!
Life in the Hive Tuesday, March 19th 7:00 PMCleveland Metroparks Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will present the inside story of life in a honeybee hive. These industrious animals make honey of course, but they also spend their time foraging for nectar, making wax, defending the hive, caring for the queen, and playing nurse maids to the young of the hive. Come and learn more about these amazing creatures. Register Now!
G2P: Teen Gaming Club Monday, March 11th 3:00 PMCalling all gamers! Join us each month for Wii open play.
Middle School Book Club: The Search for WondLa Thursday, March 14th 3:30 PMJoin us for food and fun as we discuss The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Independence Library. Grades 5-8. No registration required!Teen Job Search Tuesday 23rd 6:00 PMAttention teens ages 14-18: Are you looking for a job? Join us for a fun, interactive workshop that will help you discover what jobs interest you. You will also learn how to fill out job applications, prepare for job interviews and learn ways that you can best communicate your strengths to employers. This workshop will be presented by a Career Center Counselor.
Visit the Nonprofit Grants Resource Center at the Independence branch to use Foundation Center resources.
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Located in the "Heart of Cuyahoga County," the Independence Branch serves the 11,000+ family-oriented residents of Independence, Cuyahoga Heights, Brooklyn Heights, and Valley View. The city of Independence is second only to Cleveland as a center for business in Northeast Ohio.
The library is a 15,000 square foot colonial style building constructed in 1992. It is adjacent to the Independence Civic Center. The facilities include meeting rooms, quiet study area, and a computer/typewriter room. The library houses a book collection of over 50,000 volumes, and more than 12,000 audio-visual items including books-on-tape/CD, video, DVD, CD-ROM, and music cassettes and CDs. In 2000 the Independence Branch checked out more than 352,000 items to customers.
Read More about the Independence Library
• Brooklyn Hts.
• Cuyahoga Hts.
• Valley View
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Designed for children
with different needs.
March 16th & April 13th 10:30 AM
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Wed., March 20th 7:15 PM
Thurs., March 21st 2:15 PM
Clara& Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Wed., April 17th 7:15 PM
Thurs., April 18th 2:15 PM All are welcome!
What are Friends for? Friends of the Independence branch offer Service, Fund Raising, Public Relations, and Advocacy to the library.
Read more about Friends
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- Application HERE
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Digital collections of books, magazines, music & video
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