Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jul 23 - Aug 31

All Day

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go

Bring home the Tinker Zone experience with Tinker Zone to Go! Pick up your kit next to the New YA FIC section…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Aug 03 - Aug 17

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Big Library Read

The Big Library Read – the only global eBook reading club – takes place August 3rd-17th! Visit our digital collection to borrow…

Book Club

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Aug 03 - Aug 09

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Origami Face Bookmarks

Use your folding skills to create a silly face that keeps your book page. This event is open to patrons in the…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Aug 06

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Tabletopia Game On Virtual Board Games

Teen Central Game On goes online! Register for a link to play. For patrons in grades 6 through 12.  https://forms.gle/wyintqc67md8s1638

Gaming

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Aug 06

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Cancelled until further notice. 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 06

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PACE Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

Adults

PACE Speaker Series – “The Path to Women’s Suffrage”

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.…
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Aug 10 - Aug 16

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Scratch Art

Uncover an amazing image by scratching the surface of ‘magical’ paper. This event is open to patrons in the 6th through 12th…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Aug 11

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Our Right to Vote 2020 – LIVE Facebook Event

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.…

equal rights

women's history

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Aug 12

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Give Blood – Give Life Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter CBLibrary to schedule an appointment. Or call Ben Johnson at…
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Aug 13

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Tabletopia Game On Virtual Board Games

Teen Central Game On goes online! Register for a link to play. For patrons in grades 6 through 12.  https://forms.gle/wyintqc67md8s1638

Gaming

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Aug 13

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Cancelled until further notice. 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 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

746 Needlework Club – CANCELLED

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 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 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 13

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

The Vote is the Emblem of Our Equality

The Vote is the Emblem of Our Equality: Victorians and the Fight for Women’s Rights This year, Americans will mark the 100th…

19th Amendment

women's history

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Aug 17 - Aug 23

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Matchbook Notebook

Jot down big ideas in your small DIY notebook. This event is open to patrons in the 6th through 12th grades while…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Aug 20

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Cancelled until further notice. 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 24 - Aug 30

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Pop-Up Greeting Cards

Send a special message with a 3D twist. This event is open to patrons in the 6th through 12th grades while supplies…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Aug 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Upcycled Drink Can Wind Spinner

This event has been POSTPONED and will be re-scheduled at a later date. The Pinterest craft for March is an Upcycled Drink…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Aug 27

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Tabletopia Game On Virtual Board Games

Teen Central Game On goes online! Register for a link to play. For patrons in grades 6 through 12.  https://forms.gle/wyintqc67md8s1638

Gaming

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Aug 27

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Cancelled until further notice. 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 27

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 27

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliss Park

Adults

Concert at Bayliss Park with Christian Strutz

Free concert at Bayliss Park featuring singer, songwriter and guitarist Christian Strutz.   Thanks to the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation for…

Concert

Live Music

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Aug 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Iowa’s Hidden Treasures – LIVE Facebook event

Humanities Iowa speaker, Dan Kaercher, spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s 99  counties in search of close-to-home attractions and…

Humanities Iowa

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Aug 31 - Sep 06

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Pizza Box Solar Oven S’mores!

Stop by the Youth Desk and pick up your kit to take home.  Kit includes ingredients to make a yummy s’more! Kits…

Take and Make

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Aug 31 - Sep 06

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Nursery Rhymes

A take-out menu of pre-literacy fun with nursery rhymes for grownups with children 5 & under. Stop by the Youth Department to…

Take and Make

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Sep 01

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…
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Sep 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

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Sep 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

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Sep 08 - Sep 13

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Twirligig!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Twirligig kit to take home. A fun colorful paper craft designed for children…

Take and Make

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Sep 08 - Sep 13

12:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Apples!

A take-out menu of pre-literacy fun all about apples for grownups with children 5 & under. Stop by the Youth Department to…

Take and Make

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Sep 10

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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Sep 14 - Sep 20

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Grow Your Own Crystal Suncatcher!

Stop by the Youth Department and pick up a kit to take home and grow your own Suncatcher! Kits designed for children…

Take and Make

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Sep 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

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Sep 15

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

Sep 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

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Sep 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka…

Movie

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Sep 21 - Sep 27

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Magic Kit!

Stop by the Youth Department and pick up a Magic Kit to go! Be prepared to amaze your friends and family! Kits…

Take and Make

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Sep 21 - Sep 27

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Farm!

A take-out menu of pre-literacy fun all about the FARM for grownups with children 5 & under. Stop by the Youth Department…

Take and Make

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Sep 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…
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Sep 22

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

75 Years to Women’s Suffrage with Pippa White

Presented by Pippa White of One’s Company. As we celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in the United States this year, come…

History

women's history

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Sep 24

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 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pioneer Quilts: the Untold Stories: History Told through Fabric and Patterns

Pioneer Quilts: the Untold Stories will engage the audience to look beyond the quilt as just a blanket. Learn the history of…

quilts

Western Historic Trails Center

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Sep 28 - Oct 04

12:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Wild Smiles!

Stop by the Youth Department and pick up your Wild Smiles take home kit!  We supply the air dry clay, you supply…

Take and Make

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Oct 01

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

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Oct 06

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Iowa Western Community College

Adults

Council Bluffs Public Library Speaker Series

Chris Whipple – Writer, Journalist, Filmmaker and Speaker A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS’s 60 Minutes and ABC’s Primetime, he…

Author Visit

Speaker Series

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Oct 06

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 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…
Learn More

Oct 20

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 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

Learn More