Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jun 03 - Jun 17

All Day

Family, Kids

Storywalk at Sunset Park!

STORYWALK @ SUNSET PARK Featuring “THIS JAZZ MAN” by Karen Ehrhardt Watch the CBPL Youth Department FB page or check our website…

Summer

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Jun 07 - Jul 30

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Ages 0-2, Grades K-6KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site!

The Library is a FREE lunch site for the Council Bluffs Community School District.  Located at the exit of the book return. …

Summer

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Jun 14 - Jun 20

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: DIY Pick Up Sticks Game!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your DIY PICK UP STICKS game kit.  Take your kit home and use water…

Arts & Crafts

Summer

Take and Make

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Jun 14 - Jun 20

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Bubbles

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Jun 14 - Jun 18

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Ages 0-2, Grades K-6KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site!

The Library is a FREE lunch site for the Council Bluffs Community School District.  Located at the exit of the book return. …

Summer

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Jun 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jun 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Game On at Teen Central

Get ready for two jam packed hours of fun at Game On! Play the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One alone or with…

Drop-in

Gaming

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Jun 17

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Clearing the Static: Herbert Hoover and Early Radio Regulation

Radio as we know it today emerged at the dawn of the 20th Century–first popular with amateur operators then becoming commercially viable…

History

Presentation

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Jun 17

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Color My World with CBPL Art Prints

Gail Lambertz guides us on a ‘tour’ through a selection of art prints from the CBPL collection. Explore the history and techniques…

Presentation

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Jun 19 - Jun 20

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Color Exploding Box

Create a one-of-a-kind gift box that unfolds itself! This event is open to patrons in the 6th -12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Loving Vincent In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent…

Movie

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Jun 21 - Jun 27

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Grow a Grass Pal!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your GROW A GRASS PAL kit.  Take your kit home and create a funny…

DIY

Summer

Take and Make

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Jun 21 - Jun 27

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Ducks

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Jun 21 - Jun 25

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Ages 0-2, Grades K-6KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site!

The Library is a FREE lunch site for the Council Bluffs Community School District.  Located at the exit of the book return. …

Summer

Learn More

Jun 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

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Jun 21

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

MOBA 101 – Introduction to the Museum of Bad Art

The Museum of Bad Art is the world’s leading cultural institution dedicated to art in which something has gone wrong. MOBA collects,…

Presentation

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Jun 22

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jun 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

Learn More

Jun 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

Learn More

Jun 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jun 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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

Jun 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

Learn More

Jun 28 - Jul 03

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: DIY Water Party!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your DIY Water Party kit.  Take your kit home and make a fun REUSABLE…

DIY

Summer

Take and Make

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Jun 28 - Jul 03

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Feelings

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Jun 28 - Jul 02

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Ages 0-2, Grades K-6KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site!

The Library is a FREE lunch site for the Council Bluffs Community School District.  Located at the exit of the book return. …

Summer

Learn More

Jun 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. This event is open to patrons in the 6th – 12th grades while…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Sharpie Tie-Dye

The Pinterest craft for June is Sharpie Tie-Dye! Tie-dye a fabric face mask the easy way with this no-mess Sharpie tie-dye craft.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Jun 29

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jun 29

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 29

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Every Color Has a Story: History on the Palette

Do you know the history of the colors in your world? All the tints, hues, dyes and shades of the colors around…

Presentation

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Jun 30

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jun 30

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. This event is open to patrons in the 6th – 12th grades while…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 01

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 01

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Adults, Family

Pint Size Polkas @ Bayliss Park!

Bringing happy back through the sounds of polka music! Come sing along and dance the Polka! Nationally known accordion player and Polka…

Music

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Jul 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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Jul 03 - Jul 04

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 03

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. This event is open to patrons in the 6th – 12th grades while…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 06 - Jul 11

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Paper Lantern Shark!

Get ready for SHARK WEEK!  Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your Paper Lantern Shark kit.  Take your kit home…

Arts & Crafts

Summer

Take and Make

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Jul 06 - Jul 11

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Ice Cream

A weekly take-out menu of pre-literacy fun all about ICE CREAM, YUM!  For grownups with children 5 & under.  Stop by the…

Arts & Crafts

Summer

Take and Make

Learn More

Jul 06

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 06 - Jul 09

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Ages 0-2, Grades K-6KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site!

The Library is a FREE lunch site for the Council Bluffs Community School District.  Located at the exit of the book return. …

Summer

Learn More

Jul 06

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Crayon Candle

Make a real candle by melting crayons! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or as little as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 06

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…

Drop-in

Gaming

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Jul 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

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Jul 07

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 07

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Crayon Candle

Make a real candle by melting crayons! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or as little as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 08

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 08

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family, Kids

Youth Department @ the Farmers Market

Visit our booth at the Council Bluffs Farmers Market this month try out the sidewalk chalk obstacle course!  Also play a fun…

Summer

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Jul 08

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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

Jul 08

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pottawattamie Conservation Speaker Series ~ Loess Hills and Scenic Byway Art

Presented by Kathy Fiscus. Kathy devotes much of her time researching and painting the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway from the perspective…

Pottawattamie Conservation

Presentation

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Jul 09

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 10

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Crayon Candle

Make a real candle by melting crayons! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or as little as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 12 - Jul 18

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Finger Twister!

A mini TWIST on an old favorite.  Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your Finger Twister Game kit.  Take your…

Summer

Take and Make

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Jul 12 - Jul 18

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: At the Beach

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

Arts & Crafts

Summer

Take and Make

Learn More

Jul 12

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Perler Beads Fuse Crafts

Use your imagination and Perler Beads to create a mini masterpiece. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 12

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Adults, Family

Movie Night in Valley View Park

The 712 Initiative and Council Bluffs Public Library is hosting a community movie night in Valley View Park! Join us to watch…

712 Initiative

Movie

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Jul 13

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Perler Beads Fuse Crafts

Use your imagination and Perler Beads to create a mini masterpiece. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

All Iowa Reads Book Discussion

Little Faith: a Novel by Nickolas Butler is the 2021 All Iowa Reads title. Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his…

All Iowa Reads

Book Club

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Jul 14

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 14

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Perler Beads Fuse Crafts

Use your imagination and Perler Beads to create a mini masterpiece. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 15

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 15

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults

The Olympics as a Political Platform

Political statements and the Olympics have gone hand-in-hand since 1904. The Olympics is a global platform and people have seized that moment.…

Olympic Games

Presentation

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Jul 16

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 17

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Perler Beads Fuse Crafts

Use your imagination and Perler Beads to create a mini masterpiece. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Under the Tuscan Sun When Frances learns her husband is cheating on her, life is turned upside down. In an attempt…

Movie

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Jul 19 - Jul 25

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Blaster Confetti Blaster

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your Confetti Blaster kit.  Take your kit home and assemble.  Use your imagination and…

Summer

Take and Make

Learn More

Jul 19 - Jul 25

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Camping

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

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 19

10:00 am

Family, Kids

Lori Lynn @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and meet us at Bayliss Park to sing and dance with children’s singer, songwriter, and the creator of Overall…

Music

Summer

Learn More

Jul 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Take a deep dive into the world of virtual reality!  Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…

DIY

Gaming

Learn More

Jul 19

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Take a deep dive into the world of virtual reality!  Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…

DIY

Gaming

Learn More

Jul 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…

Drop-in

Gaming

Learn More

Jul 21

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Take a deep dive into the world of virtual reality!  Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…

DIY

Gaming

Learn More

Jul 22

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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

Jul 23

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Español, Teen

Cuídate

Come join us for a 6-week session of “Cuídate”, a program that gives Latino youth the information, skills and confidence to reduce…
Learn More

Jul 24

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Take a deep dive into the world of virtual reality!  Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…

DIY

Gaming

Learn More

Jul 26 - Aug 01

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Yo Yo Kit & Tricks!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up your Yo Yo Kit &Tricks.  Take your yo yo kit home and use the…

Arts & Crafts

Summer

Take and Make

Learn More

Jul 26 - Aug 01

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Recycling

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

Summer

Take and Make

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 26

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Beach Scene

This yummy snack will get your taste buds ready for summer. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join Miss Anna at the park for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 and under…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Beach Scene

This yummy snack will get your taste buds ready for summer. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Beach Scene

This yummy snack will get your taste buds ready for summer. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 31

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Beach Scene

This yummy snack will get your taste buds ready for summer. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Drop in for…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 16

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Learn More