Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults.
Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete May 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:
Mystery
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.

Sponsorship for Nonprofits – How to Put a Price Tag on What You Do
Tuesday, June 7th 1:00-2:00pm
Meeting Room A
Gain insider tips on selling sponsorship opportunities to companies large and small. You will also learn how to identify and price your organization’s assets in order to build your proposal and make the pitch.
Presented by the Foundation Center.

746 Needlework Club
Thursdays, June 9th and 23rd 6:00-8:00pm
Meeting Room D
Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – Beginner or Advanced Skills. Bring your own supplies.

Be Smart and Safe with Exercise
Tuesday, June 14th 4:30-5:30pm
Meeting Room B
Jesse Story from Planet Fitness presents tips on how to exercise safely.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, June 20th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
De-stress and self-express. Come color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

Self-Defense
Thursday, June 23rd 1:30-2:30pm
Meeting Room B
Learn basic self-defense strategies with Shane Sanders of Sanders ATA.

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.

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, July 23rd 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Activity to be announced.
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, June 4th 3:00-4:00pm ~ Media Makeover
Drop in to learn how to convert your old VHS tapes, cassettes, and other media into digital files. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.
Saturday, June 25th 11:00am – 12:00pm ~ From No Way! to DJ
Playing an instrument is hard. But thanks to programs like Garage Band and Logic Pro X, making music is not! Learn how to create songs and ringtones using prerecorded content. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.
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!

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, June 8th 6:30-8:00pm

Creating a Video Resume
Tuesday, June 14th 6:30-8:00pm
Add a new flair to the traditional paper resume with a video to present your unique skills.

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.

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!

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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