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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Aquatic Center Open Memorial Day Weekend

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Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center will open for the Memorial Day weekend.  The pool is closed when Indianola schools are in session.  The pool should reopen on Thursday, June 1, for the summer after the school year ends.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie: Finding Dory (PG)

Finding Dory

Make an unforgettable memory watching FREE family-friendly movies under the stars on our big screen at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Free popcorn courtesy of Fridley Paramount Theatres. Drinks & candy also available. P...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

2017 Street Improvement Project Update

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Residents living in and near the area affected by the 2017 Capital Street Improvement Project were sent a letter notifying them that Sternquist Construction will begin work.  The work being done on  Iowa Avenue, from D Street to B Street...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Presentation

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An overview of the the fiscal year 2018 budget was presented to the City Council on January 17, 2017.  Please click on a link below to view the presentation or to view the draft copy of the budget.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget DRAFT Copy

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Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Presentation
Posted on: January 1, 2016

Recycling Calendar

Single stream recycling is a program where all recyclable materials (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, cardboard, tin & aluminum cans, plastics, and glass jars/bottles are placed into one recycling cart which is picked up every other ...Read on...

Recycling Calendar
Posted on: January 1, 2015

Council Meetings Schedule

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The City Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm and the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the city hall council chambers. The Council also holds a study session the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the same location.Read on...


Posted on: May 16, 2017

A New Way to Bake

a new way to bake

A collection of recipes inspired by recent trends in healthier ingredients, from whole-grain and nut flours to alternate milks and sweeteners, shares thoroughly tested and photographed advice on storing alternate foods and how to render favorite baked tre...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Enduring Vietnam

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Depicts the cruelty of the Vietnam war through interviews with those who served and the families of those who served and never returned, discussing why they joined the military, what they thought of the war and what it was like to serve.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Hello Girls: America's First women soldiers

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In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated the...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Plain Missing

Plain Missing

No longer a devout member of a Pennsylvania Amish community, inn owner Rachel Mast, staying at her family’s farm to help her mother through an illness, tries to track down a young Amish couple who have gone missing.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Pursued

Pursued

After her plane crashes on landing in Nashville, Nikki investigates the disappearance of the woman who was sitting next to her, who is an important witness in an upcoming grand jury trial.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Song of the Lion

Song of the Lion

When a deadly bombing in the Shiprock High School parking lot is discovered to be part of a terrorist plot to disrupt peaceful negotiations between the Hopi and Dine tribes, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn discovers links between the bombing and a cold ca...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Ashes of London

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From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Devil's Feast

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In 1842 London, investigative team Blake and Avery find themselves entangled in a discreet murder investigation at a grand gentleman’s club shaped by political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England’s first celebrity chef.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Ebb Tide

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Spending the summer working as a nanny in Cape May, young Amish woman Sallie meets a marine biology student and makes discoveries about herself and the world outside her community that compel her to question her commitments to the home she has always love...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency

The No 2 Feline Detective Agency

Indignantly dispatched to a home for older cats, feline detective Hettie Bagshot teams up with new sidekick, Tilly, to solve the mystery of a series of body snatchings behind the disappearances of three former residents from their graves.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

the twelve lives of samuel

A once-professional killer protects his daughter from the legacy of his criminal past, an effort that is challenged by his daughter’s struggles with the death of her mother and the reckoning of old enemies. By the prize-winning author of The Goo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

A Perfect Obsession

a perfect obsession

Investigating a serial killer who is leaving his victims gruesomely displayed in mausoleums and underground tombs, FBI Special Agent Craig Frasier and forensic psychologist Kieran Finnegan become increasingly desperate to track down the murderer, who mayb...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

A Simple Favor

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She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes, in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Duplicity

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Detroit crime reporter Julia Gooden struggles to overcome past demons and support a high-profile case against a drug trafficker who has orchestrated a bombing that has left Julia’s assistant district attorney husband critically injured.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Enduring Vietnam

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Depicts the cruelty of the Vietnam war through interviews with those who served and the families of those who served and never returned, discussing why they joined the military, what they thought of the war and what it was like to serve.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Hallelujah Anyway

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An exploration of mercy, its elusive presence, and why people ignore or embrace it shares advice for forging deeper self-understanding and how to pursue an honest, meaningful life that involves kindness to others

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

My Darling Detective

my darling detective

When her future mother-in-law shocks the art world by destroying a master work of photography, police detective Martha Crauchet conducts the ensuing interrogation against a backdrop of her fiancâe’s shocking discovery about his father.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Resurrecting the Shark

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Two men, independently fascinated with the Helicoprion, a mysterious, Paleozoic monster shark fossil, join forces with an unconventional group of like-minded collaborators to solve the puzzle of the creature’s unique spiral of teeth and learn mo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Sandpiper Cove

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When local police chief and single mother Lexie Graham enlists the aid of ex-convict Adam Stone to help a troubled young man choose the right path, sparks begin to fly as both realize that God may have a greater plan for them than either has realized.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

The Lost Order

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When rival factions of a clandestine organization begin a race to find billions in treasure hidden by their progenitors, agent Cotton Malone finds the case complicated by his personal ties to the Knights and a scheming politician.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Army Brats

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When the Bailey family moves into an army base in Virginia there are a lot of adjustments to make; twelve-year-old Tom runs afoul of the base school bully, ten-year-old Charlotte finds herself trying too hard to make friends with the "cool&...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Eva's Treetop Festival

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Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

I Funny: School of Laughs

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When his school has a major funding crisis, national comedy contest winner and TV personality Jamie Grimm organizes a comedy class for his peers to help raise money, only to discover that he is more talented at telling jokes than teaching.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Rocket and Groot: Keep On Truckin'!

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Rocket and Groot continue their journey through the cosmos, triggering zany chaos in their resolve to defeat the bad guys alongside energetic tape dispenser, Veronica. By the creator of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Defender of the Realm

Defender of the Realm

Fated to become the most disappointing king in the history of Great Britain, Prince Alfie is challenged to assume a secret identity as the nation’s defender and teams up with everyday girl Hayley to end a centuries-long battle involving monsters, villains...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Forgetting Spell

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Hiding her sensitive nature as her Wishing Day approaches, Darya, Natasha’s prickly younger sister, struggles with painful memories and considers giving up one of her wishes for someone else. By the best-selling author of ttyl. Simultaneous eBo...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Gauntlet

The gauntlet

Sucked into a mechanical board game and forced to defeat its diabolical architect in order to free themselves and others trapped with them, 12-year-old Farah and her two best friends receive assistance from a lizard guide and an aeronaut while battling fa...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Who Let the Gods Out?

who let the gods out

Twelve-year-old Elliot Hooper has many problems: his mother has been behaving strangely, they are in danger of losing their farm to a mean-spirited developer, and he is failing at school, so when he finds a girl in the cowshed, and she announces that shei...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

beauty and the beast

Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Curious George Plays Mini Golf

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When his friend Steve beats him in a round of mini golf by having the lowest score, Curious George, who scored the highest, comes up with a creative way to practice and improve his game.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Curious George: Roller Coaster

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Curious George want to ride a roller coaster more than anything. Just what lengths will he go to make his dream come true?

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Curious George: The Kite

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When Curious George’s neighbor, Bill, asks him to fly his kite while he helps his mother, Curious George is happy to oblige until a strong wind pulls the kite higher.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Finn and Poe Team Up!

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This level 1 early reader retells a favorite scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations, this World of Reading book is perfect for little Star Wars fans who are ready to read on their own.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Lego Star Wars

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Looks at the adventures of the Rebels as they fight against the evil Galactic Empire.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Map in the Mystery Machine

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Scooby and the gang find an old map that leads them on a wild adventure.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Scooby Doo: Movie Star Mystery

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Scooby-Doo and the gang are in Hollywood for an awards show. But -- ruh-roh! -- somebody has stolen the names of the winners!

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Star Wars: At-At Attack!

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Luke Skywalker does some fast flying as he protects Hoth’s rebel base from the Empire. This level 1 early reader retells classic scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as the rebels face off against the Empires dreaded mechanical AT-ATs...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

The Adventures of BB-8

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A skill-building leveled reader traces a lively adventure starring fan-favorite droid character BB-8 from the latest Star Wars trilogy.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

The Little Mermaid

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Ariel is one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time, and now girls ages 4–6 can relive the magic of the film with this Step 2 book.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

A Crown of Wishes

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Taken prisoner in a neighboring hostile kingdom, Gauri, the princess of Bharata, agrees to help a cunning prince by teaming up with him in a mythical competition that will grant a magic wish to the victor. By the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of In...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Alex and Eliza

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When Alex and Eliza meet one fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.


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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Blood Family

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A Carnegie Medal-shortlisted novel by the author of Alias Madame Doubtfire traces the experiences of a bright young foster kid who struggles to adapt to a new school while coming to terms with the years he spent as the hostage of an abusive father fi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Blood Rose Rebellion

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Accidentally breaking her sister’s debutante spell, a 16-year-old non-magical girl from a powerful magic-wielding family is exiled to her father’s native home in Hungary, where she confronts a difficult choice upon discovering her own ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Bull

bull

Presents a darkly humorous, modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

March

March

A first-hand account of the author’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Ten Miles to Go

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In the wake of a near-fatal car accident, Isaac Kew, twenty, recalls a very long walk he took three years earlier with his bipolar girlfriend, Nest.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

The Diary of a Tokyo Teen

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The summer before she turned sixteen, author/illustrator Christine Inzer traveled solo to Tokyo to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through charming illustrations, photos, and musings, Christine takes us on a journey through modern Japan: she explore...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

The Last Thing You Said

the last thing you said

When Trixie dies, her brother and her best friend, who are falling in love, struggle with grief and guilt which threatens their fledgling romance.

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