Adult Services

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

Adult Summer Reading Program
June 15 – August 15
ESCAPE THE ORDINARY with us this summer! There’s still time to sign up!
Join in for a chance to win one of three extraordinary prizes!
Stop by a service desk to pick up a game card or click here to print one.

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Mystery, Worlds Away (SciFi/Fantasy), Lunch Bunch, Biographies in History and Poetry Club.

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

All Iowa Reads
Monday, August 3rd 7:00pm
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.
My Name is Mary Sutter, Robin Oliveira’s stunning Civil War epic, is about a young headstrong midwife determined to become a surgeon striving to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

Upcoming Special Programs

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

Meet a Local Hero – Amelia Bloomer
Thursday, August 6th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room A
‘We Want the Vote!’ Amelia Bloomer, Women’s Rights and Temperance Advocate.
Amelia Jenks Bloomer was the first woman to own and edit a newspaper and the first woman to address the Nebraska legislature. She was the second person in Council Bluffs to get a library card! She and her husband, Dexter, were both very active in the community and staunch supporters of the Union Cause.
Portrayed by Danette Hein-Snider.

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, August 29th 6:00-8:30pm
Meeting Room B
Learn IKAT painting technique. Space is limited!

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 information at the Reference Desk.

Adult Computer Classes

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, July 29th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how to create professional PowerPoint presentations using animations, background music, art and text effects and more.

Intro to Word
Wednesday, August 12th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn to use all the great features of Microsoft Word. Brush up on existing skills or learn something new!

Digital Resources @ Your Library
Thursday, August 20th 6:30-8:00pm
Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, movies, music and more available from Your Library!

Intro to Makerspace
Tuesday, August 25th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn about the new Makerspace @ Your Library!

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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