Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults.
Clickhere to view a printable pdf of the complete July 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!
It’s not too late to get signed up or log your points!
The prize drawing to be held after August 15th.

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.

National Coloring Book Day
Tuesday, August 2nd 10:00am-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Stop by and color a page or pick one up to take home. Add a splash of color to your life!

Exercise Your Mind with Travel
Wednesday, August 3rd & Thursday, August 4th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
A two part adventure featuring experts with advice on planning and executing your perfect trip, as well as a travelogue of past adventures from three seasoned travelers.
Each session will be a different topic – plan on attending both! Presented by Steve Regan, Kathleen Pyper and Kathy Penkert.

Hale and Hearty Eating Habits
Thursday, August 11th 2:00-3:00pm
Meeting Room A
Learn about the effects of good fats and bad carbs and what kind of fresh foods are best. Presented by Bambi’s Green Acres Natural Market.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, August 15th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
De-stress and self-express. Come color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

Pinterest’d In… Decorating Terra Cotta Pots
Monday, August 29th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Learn two techniques to spruce up your plain terra cotta pots.
One pot will be provided. Please bring a favorite decorated napkin or piece of scrapbook paper for one of the techniques.
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

Keeping $$ Happy and Healthy
Wednesday, August 31st 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.

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, September 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Project 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, July 30th 11:00am-12:00pm ~ Raising Robots
Build your own machine from the ground up. In this class we’ll go over the fundamentals of using the Lego Mindstorm set to create simple but amazing robots!
Remember, with this project patience is definitely a virtue. As time permits, all participants will work together on a build during class.
Saturday, August 6th 3:00-4:00pm ~ Going Green Screen
You know you belong in a superhero/action adventure/blockbuster movie with sweet special effects. Now you can make one! Learn basic use of the library’s video camera and green screen. From there, we’ll go through the first steps of video editing with Adobe software. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Hands on practice available as time permits.
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, August 1st 1:30-3:00pm & Tuesday, August 23rd 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!

Simple 3D Magnets
Tuesday, August 9th 6:30-8:00pm
Use our 3D printer to make simple magnets.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Tuesday, August 16th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to get started with PowerPoint.

Simple 3D Charms and Jewelry
Wednesday, August 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Use our 3D printer to make simple charms and jewelry.

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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