Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults. Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete August 2015 calendar of library programs and events for adults.

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Worlds Away (SciFi/Fantasy) New this season!
Lunch Bunch
Biographies in History New this season!
Poetry Club

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

CELEBRATE read an eBook day with us on Friday, September 18th!
Borrow an eBook from our digital library and share your experience at

Upcoming Special Programs

Get more information or sign up for programs and classes at the Reference desk.

Pinterest’d In… Egg Decorating
Monday, August 31st 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Have you seen the decorated eggs at the State Fair? Design an egg that reflects something unique about you!
Learn beading, painting and carving techniques. Space is limited – sign up early!
**Please bring 2 or 3 prepared eggs. Pick up egg preparation instructions at the Reference Desk.

Taste of China
Thursday, September 3rd 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Join Tony Newton as he shares photos, memorabilia and stories from his four year stay in China.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
Monday, September 14 6:30-8:30pm – ‘The New Latinos (1945-1965)’
Thursday, September 17 6:30-8:30pm – ‘Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)’

(A different portion will be shown each night.)
Meeting Room B
Join this free screening and discussion that builds on the PBS documentary film series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.
Discussions will be led by Dr. Ramon Guerra and Dr. Troy Romero, both associate professors at UNO/OLLAS.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Thursday, September 24th 6:00-8:00pm ~ Preview Sale for Friends Members (memberships available at the door)
Friday & Saturday, September 25th – 26th 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, September 27th 1:00-4:30pm
Meeting Room B
Books, Audiobooks, Art Prints, DVDs and more – something for everyone!

Holocaust Survivor, Kitty Williams
Tuesday, September 29 6:30-8:30pm
Meeting Room A
Kitty Williams, a Holocaust survivor living in Council Bluffs, will tell the story of how she survived Auschwitz during World War II.

Iowa Author/Photographer Ty Smedes
Monday, October 5 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Ty Smedes presents ‘Capturing Iowa’s Seasons’

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, October 24th 6:00-8:30pm
Meeting Room B
To be announced. Space is limited!

Adult Computer Classes

Organize Your Summer Photos
Wednesday, September 9th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to organize your vacation pictures. Bring a flash drive or SD card with photos.

Microsoft Excel Level 1
Tuesday, September 22nd 6:30-8:00pm

Microsoft Excel Level 2
Wednesday, September 30th 6:30-8:00pm

Groups & Clubs

Adult Board Game Night Join us! Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Click here for more information on our Board Game Collection.

Manga/Anime for Adults This group meets every Monday at 6:45 to discuss and share our favorite Japanese books and movies. If you are interested in joining us, please stop by or inquire at the Reference Desk.

Test Proctoring

The Council Bluffs Public Library offers test proctoring when adequate personnel, facilities, and technology are available. For more information on Test Proctoring at the Library, please click here or contact the Reference Department.


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