Adult Services

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

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Mystery
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.

Upcoming Special Programs

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

AARP Fraud Watch
Wednesday, April 27th 10:00-11:00am
Meeting Room A
AARP Iowa Fraud Watch Coffee Talk
Learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from fraud and financial exploitation.
Presented by Connie Eastman of AARP. Coffee and dessert will be served.
Advance registration is required – call 1-877-926-8300

Keeping $$ Happy and Healthy
Wednesday, April 27th 12:30-1:30pm
Meeting Room 2D
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.

At Home in the Heartland BUS-eum
Wednesday, April 27th 6:00-9:00pm
Meeting Room A and Outside
Attend the program “Rescuers of Jews” and tour the BUS-eum.
The BUS-eum exhibit examines how the Midwest developed in ways different from other regions of America, how Iowa’s settlement and subsequent development distinguished it from its neighbors, and what both blesses and burdens it today.

Investment Basics
Friday, April 29th 10:30-11:30am
Meeting Room A
Learn about setting and making financial goals, retirement and investment strategies and insurance solutions.
Presented by Paul Folkers, CFP, Partner/Owner of Midwest Capital, Inc.

Mariachi Zapata
Saturday, April 30th 1:30pm
Meeting Room B
Join us for live music!
Mariachi Zapata began as a student group, which started from a mariachi class funded by a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council and offered through the Hispanic Ministries project: Cuicacalli Centro de Arte.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

A Sneak Peek at Chanticleer Community Theater and Mary Poppins!
Monday, May 2nd 5:30-6:30pm
Meeting Room B
Learn how Chanticleer Community Theater puts on a show and get a sneak peek at their upcoming production of Mary Poppins!

FREE Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 7th 12:00-3:00pm
Meeting Room B
Celebrating 15 years! Join us for games, activities, videos, and FREE comic books.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, May 16th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
De-stress and self-express. Come color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, May 21st 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Cubism!
Learn Cubism painting technique.
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

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.

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.

Creating Invitations with the Silhouette Cutter
Thursday, April 28th 6:30-8:00pm
Whether for Graduation, Family Reunions or Birthdays, the Silhouette Cameo Cutter makes personalized invitations a breeze.
Same class both days.

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, May 4th 6:30-8:00pm

Video Editing
Wednesday, May 11th & Thursday, May 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Learn about adding a title screen, adding music, editing for time, splicing video. Bring your video on an SD card or flash drive.
Same class both days.

Excel Basics
Wednesday, May 25th 6:30-8:00pm

Computer Help Time
Thursday, May 31st 6:30-8:00pm
Do you have questions about your computer or tablet? Need to know how to do something in Word or Excel?
Bring your computer and device questions. Bring your tablet or laptop with you!

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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