Join us for a reception and readings from Mr. Rivera's book. Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase.
“Many people urged me to write my story. But when I realized that my own children knew so little about my early life, I finally decided to write about it. It was a foreign experience to so many, in a foreign language and culture in what seemed a foreign country known as the Magic Valley. Many of us traversed America’s highways in search of a limited economic window that kept us in poverty, fragmented educational opportunities, and an even more fragmented home environment. It was not an easy life, though we made the most of it. We carried our culture and our traditions with us.
Adults are invited to the library to make greenery wreaths at this hands-on workshop taught by Maggie Triplett of Petals and Vines.This program is free and basic materials will be provided. Bring any special decorations that you want to add. This program requires the use of hand clippers, and is not suitable for children. Older teens are welcome.
The library now offers access to Mango Languages. Just select our Learn a Language link. If you are using this resource from home, you will need to enter your library card number and the pin number from your library account. Using Mango, you can now learn 8 different languages. Check out the list below!
Not sure what you want to read next? Want find a "read-alike"? Need an idea for your book club? NoveList can help! Use this resource to find reviews, lists, genre suggestions and more. If you are using NoveList from home, you will need your library card.
The Independence Public Library is participating in a three year pilot project to expand your access to Oregon libraries. Your library card is your passport to libraries across Oregon. Do you have a summer home? Visit relatives or work in another county? Now you may be able obtain a library card for that library and use it like your own. Check the web site librariesoforegon.org/passport to see which Oregon libraries are participating.