Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults.
Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete June 2016 calendar of library programs and events for adults.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Get signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program.
Read, Listen and Do for a chance to win a $50 Hy-Vee grocery card. Click here to get started!
Drawing to be held in August.

Book Discussion Groups

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

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

Upcoming Special Programs

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

Pinterest’d In… DIY Garden Stepping Stones
Monday, June 27th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
PLEASE BRING: shells, broken dishware, beads, marbles, etc. to decorate your stepping stone.
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

Keeping $$ Happy and Healthy
Wednesday, June 29th 12:30-1:30pm
Iowa Room
This class is designed to offer tips for success, education on danger zones and some key habits that can help to make your finances healthier and eventually make your life happier!
Presented by Heartland Family Service and Horseshoe Casino.

Iowa Author Visit
Thursday, June 30th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Meet true crime writer Phil Hamman and check out his new book Gitchie Girl.

Family, Food, Fitness and FUN!
Thursday, July 7th 5:00-6:30pm
Meeting Room B
Food for thought on moving your family toward health! Presented by the YMCA.

Smart and Safe Exercise for Older Adults
Friday, July 8th 10:00-11:00am
Meeting Room B
Exercise safely even into your 60’s, 70’s and beyond! Join staff from The Center for demonstrations and stay
smart and safe as you exercise!

All Iowa Reads
Tuesday, July 12th 7:00-8:00pm
Meeting Room D
Encouraging Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year.
In Lila, Marilynne Robinson returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society
in fear, awe and wonder. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

Relaxation and Meditation
Thursday, July 14th 6:30-7:30pm
Meeting Room A
Learn how to unwind using various relaxation and meditation techniques with Sara Stoddard from Compassionate Wellness Center.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, July 18th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
De-stress and self-express. Come color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, July 23rd 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Artisan Wall Hangings
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

Adult Computer and Makerspace Classes

Tiempo de Tecnologia con Yvonne
Cada jueves de 1:30-2:30pm
Por una hora se puede practicar como usar el teclado, recibir ayuda con un proyecto, usar los recursos de la biblioteca, o aprender como utilizar una computadora y mucho mas.

Makerspace Mania
Saturday, July 2nd 3:00-4:00pm ~ Photo Surrealism
We all know when a picture has been “photoshopped,” but have you ever wanted to do it yourself? Using simple photo editing software, learn the basics to make your memories as lovely, or crazy, as you want them. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.
Saturday, July 16th 11:00am-12:00pm ~ Tech the Cake
Think all creative tools come from a computer? We beg to differ, deliciously! Dig in to the library’s cake pan collection and use some old school tools to make magic! Although the tools are here, the cake baking will not take place in the library, but in the participants own homes.
This is a series of six classes taking place throughout the summer. Attend four classes and complete four projects to earn a completion prize!

Computer Help Time
Monday, June 6th 1:30-3:00pm and Tuesday, June 28th 6:30-8:00pm
Do you have questions about your computer or tablet? How to download an audiobook or eBook?
Bring your computer and device questions. Bring your tablet or laptop with you!

Shooting a Commercial – Video Advertising
Wednesday, June 29th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to put together a commercial or short video for your business organization.

Virtual Reality Demonstration
Wednesday, July 6th 6:30-8:00pm
Take a look at the future today with a hands on demonstration of VR.

Microsoft Excel Basics
Tuesday, July 12th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to get started with Excel.

PC Safety and Security
Wednesday, July 20th 6:30-8:00pm
This session will provide you with general hints and tips for PC security, as well as some suggestions for reputable, tried and tested programs that can help you maintain a clean system.
For inexperienced users and those users not familiar with the possible dangers presented by the internet.

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.

Coloring Club for Adults This group meets the third Monday each month. Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

746 Needlework Club This group meets the second and fourth Thursday each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome! Bring your own supplies or projects to work on.

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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