Here, we offer many library events for adults that allow you to relax, learn and have fun. We have six different book discussion groups that are sure to engage you in all of your favorites. Groups and clubs such as board game night, coloring and needlework and knitting allow you to have fun and socialize. On this page, you can explore the groups and clubs, book discussion groups and so much more. Keep scrolling to see everything we have to offer!

Groups & Clubs

Adult Board Game Night

Come play new and classic board and card games with us! Bring your own or stop in to join a game. There are plenty of tables, games and players for you to enjoy. Click here to learn more about our board games.

Meet: Every First & Third Tuesday 6pm

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

Manga & Anime

Join us to discuss and share your favorite Japanese books and movies. New to manga and anime? No problem, come see what it’s all about!

Meet: First Monday of the month at 6:45pm

Join: Stop by Reference Desk

person coloring

Coloring for Adults

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!

Meet: Every Third Monday 6:30pm

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

women at the library knitting event

746 Needlework Club

Come join our Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting and Embroidery club. All skills welcome! Bring your own supplies or project to work on. Meet new friends, work on your skills and have fun!

Meet: Every Second and Fourth Thursday 6pm

Join: Open to all, just come on in!

Book Clubs

Join a book discussion club at the library! Choose from one of our several categories like biography, poetry or sci-fi to discuss and share. All book clubs are free and open to the public – no membership required, just stop in! Books are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor.

Mystery Book Club

Are you into thrillers and always looking for the next adventure? Immerse yourself in our extensive collection of mystery books, then meet up to talk about them! Our selection is sure to keep you on your toes and always wanting more.

Meet: First Tuesday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk.

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book by patrick dewitt

Worlds Away

Escape the ordinary and plunge into the unique, alternate worlds depicted in science fiction and fantasy genres. Our Worlds Away Book Club will transport you into other cultures, peoples, eras and galaxies with our selection.

Meet: First Thursday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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book by william gibson

Lunch Bunch

Bring your lunch and join in as we discuss a mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction books. Take your mind out of the grind of everyday life to be transported into captivating and calming reads.

Meet: Third Tuesday 12pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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book by rachel simon

Biographies in History

Are you a history buff? Or do you love learning about the people who have shaped the way we live today? Take a step back in time with our selected biographies. Experience the true struggles, dreams, accomplishments and lives of some of history’s most memorable people.

Meet: Third Wednesday 7pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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history book by joseph ellis

Poetry Book Club

Whether you’re a complete poetry novice or if you are the next Robert Frost, you ought to check out our Poetry Book Club. Forget the stresses of daily life and let go while sharing your favorite poems and developing a passion for the art.

Meet: Third Thursday 6pm

Join: Pick up discussion books at the Reference Desk

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poetry by maya angelou

Adult Events

Date/Time Event
May 31
Makerspace Class ~ Digitize Your Old Slides
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tech Lab

Jun 01
Look Up to the Stars
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Meeting Room B

Jun 01
Worlds Away - SciFi/Fantasy Book Discussion
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Council Bluffs Public Library

Jun 05
Open Tech Help Time
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tech Lab

Jun 05
Otaku Pandemikku - Anime
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Meeting Room A

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