Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Aug 19

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Adult Coloring Club

Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring…
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Aug 19

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

How-To Series ~ Write a Personal History

Receive practical advice on topics that matter to you at these free back-to-the-basics classes. Write a Personal History Everyone has a story…

Class

writing

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Aug 20

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Adult Board Game Night

Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it…
Learn More

Aug 21

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Non Fiction Book Club

Are you a history buff? Or do you love reading medical mysteries or family memoirs? Non fiction books provide a change of…

Book Club

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Aug 22

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

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Aug 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

746 Needlework Club

The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome!…

Arts & Crafts

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Aug 22

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Welcome to Medicare

Welcome to Medicare A free seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Connections Area Agency…

Medicare

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Aug 24

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Lunch in the Cosmos

Get out of the office and into orbit! Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy an episode of Cosmos: a Spacetime…

Science

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Aug 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pinterest’d In… DIY Galaxy Notecards – This Class is FULL

THIS CLASS IS FULL. The Pinterest craft for August is DIY Galaxy Notecards! Marbling with oil and food coloring is simpler than…

DIY

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Aug 29

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

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Sep 03

9:45 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter L!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Sep 03

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Locker Photo Magnets

Make your Instagram worthy photo magnets! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as little as you…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Sep 03

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Adult Board Game Night

Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 03

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Mystery Book Club

Ever think you could have been a detective? Drop by the Mystery Book Club and investigate different styles of mysteries. All book clubs…

Book Club

Learn More

Sep 04

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Music with Lori Lynn!

Join us for a half hour of musical fun with Lori Lynn!  For kids ages 5 years old and younger and an…

Music

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Sep 04 - Sep 05

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Locker Photo Magnets

Make your Instagram worthy photo magnets! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as little as you…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 05

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the letter L!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 05

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 05

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Humanities Iowa Presents ~ The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1940-1945

As Americans geared up for World War II, each state responded according to its economy and circumstances. Iowans quickly answered the call with overwhelming…

Humanities Iowa

Iowa history

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Sep 05

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Worlds Away – SciFi/Fantasy Book Discussion

Escape the ordinary and plunge into the unique, alternate worlds depicted in science fiction and fantasy genres. Our Worlds Away Group Discussion…

Book Club

Learn More

Sep 07

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Locker Photo Magnets

Make your Instagram worthy photo magnets! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as little as you…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 09

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Emoji Erasers

Update your school supplies with these DIY emoji erasers. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 09

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Kids

Bedtime Storytime!

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffie for a half hour of stories and fun with Miss Lisa!  Storytime is most…

Story Time

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Sep 09

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Carnegie Libraries in Iowa Project

Between 1892 and 1919, industrialist Andrew Carnegie and his corporation provided grants for 1,689 public library buildings. In Iowa, 101 were built…
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Sep 10

9:45 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter M!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Emoji Erasers

Update your school supplies with these DIY emoji erasers. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Dance with Dee Dee!

Join us for a half hour of dancing fun with Dee Dee!  For kids age 5 years old and younger and an…

Music

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Sep 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Emoji Erasers

Update your school supplies with these DIY emoji erasers. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 11

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Adult Video Game Night

Time to Get Your Game On! Stop by to play Playstation 4, XBOX One S, and Super Nintendo Classic. For adults –…

video games

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Sep 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter M!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 12

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

746 Needlework Club

The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome!…
Learn More

Sep 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Friends of the Council Bluffs Library Annual Book Sale

Join us for the Annual Book Sale. MEMBERS ONLY – Thursday, September 12th 6:00-8:00 pm (Annual tax-deductible memberships available here.) OPEN to…

book sale

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Sep 12

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Family, Kids

Love on a Leash!

Pet therapy teams visit the Library to help motivate children to read.  Wear your jammies, grab a book and cuddle up to…

Story Time

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Sep 12

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company

Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn’t always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and…

History

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Sep 13

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Friends of the Council Bluffs Library Annual Book Sale

Join us for the Annual Book Sale. MEMBERS ONLY – Thursday, September 12th 6:00-8:00 pm (Annual tax-deductible memberships available here.) OPEN to…

book sale

Learn More

Sep 14

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Friends of the Council Bluffs Library Annual Book Sale

Join us for the Annual Book Sale. MEMBERS ONLY – Thursday, September 12th 6:00-8:00 pm (Annual tax-deductible memberships available here.) OPEN to…

book sale

Learn More

Sep 14

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Emoji Erasers

Update your school supplies with these DIY emoji erasers. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Friends of the Council Bluffs Library Annual Book Sale

Join us for the Annual Book Sale. MEMBERS ONLY – Thursday, September 12th 6:00-8:00 pm (Annual tax-deductible memberships available here.) OPEN to…

book sale

Learn More

Sep 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: DIY Candy Dots

Learn how to make your own candy with these simple candy creations. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

Learn More

Sep 16

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Adult Coloring Club

Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring…
Learn More

Sep 17

9:45 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter N!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 17

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Bring your lunch and join in as we discuss a mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction books. Take your mind out of…

Book Club

Learn More

Sep 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: DIY Candy Dots

Learn how to make your own candy with these simple candy creations. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

Learn More

Sep 17

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Adult Board Game Night

Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Meet a Real Chicken Lady!

Join us for a short story and then stay for a meet and greet with our special guest: CHICKEN LADY and her…

Story Time

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Sep 18

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Remembering the Orphans

Lori Vicker, retired reading specialist, will give a presentation on the historical era known as the Orphan Train Movement, that took place…

Iowa history

Orphan Train

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Sep 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: DIY Candy Dots

Learn how to make your own candy with these simple candy creations. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

Learn More

Sep 18

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Non Fiction Book Club

Are you a history buff? Or do you love reading medical mysteries or family memoirs? Non fiction books provide a change of…

Book Club

Learn More

Sep 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter N!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 19

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 19

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Dungeons & Dragons Basics

D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, originally published in 1974. Each player is assigned a specific character to play. These characters…

D&D

tabletop games

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Sep 20

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Blood Drive

Give More Life – Donate Blood Today A blood donation is one of the most incredible gifts you can give someone. And…

blood drive

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Sep 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Avengers: Endgame – FREE Popcorn! Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as…

Movie

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Sep 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: DIY Candy Dots

Learn how to make your own candy with these simple candy creations. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

Learn More

Sep 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Silhouette Bookends

Keep your books organized in style. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for as long or as little…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 23

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Relay Iowa CapTel Presentation

If you’ve ever missed out on what was said during a telephone call – you no longer need to. Now you can…
Learn More

Sep 24

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter O!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 24

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Silhouette Bookends

Keep your books organized in style. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for as long or as little…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 25

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Outdoor Art!

Drop-In between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. and explore with water, paint, and chalk outside!  For kids ages 5 years old and younger…

Arts & Crafts

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Sep 25

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Silhouette Bookends

Keep your books organized in style. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for as long or as little…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about the Letter O!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Sep 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Sep 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

746 Needlework Club

The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome!…

Arts & Crafts

Learn More

Sep 28

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Silhouette Bookends

Keep your books organized in style. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for as long or as little…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Sep 30

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Faux Wrought Iron

The Pinterest craft for September is Faux Wrought Iron! Decorate your walls with this simple and affordable DIY project! Learn an easy…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Oct 01

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Mystery Book Club

Ever think you could have been a detective? Drop by the Mystery Book Club and investigate different styles of mysteries. All book clubs…

Book Club

Learn More

Oct 03

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Oct 03

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Iowa Western Community College

Adults

An Evening with Lisa Scottoline

The Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation presents an evening with Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline at The Arts Center at Iowa Western Community…

Author Visit

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Oct 03

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Worlds Away – SciFi/Fantasy Book Discussion

Escape the ordinary and plunge into the unique, alternate worlds depicted in science fiction and fantasy genres. Our Worlds Away Group Discussion…

Book Club

Learn More

Oct 10

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Oct 15

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Bring your lunch and join in as we discuss a mix of contemporary fiction and nonfiction books. Take your mind out of…

Book Club

Learn More

Oct 16

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Non Fiction Book Club

Are you a history buff? Or do you love reading medical mysteries or family memoirs? Non fiction books provide a change of…

Book Club

Learn More

Oct 17

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Oct 21

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Adult Coloring Club

Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring…
Learn More

Oct 24

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Oct 31

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More