Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Oct 15 - Oct 21

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

Join Miss Anna for a folktale that is also a riddle! Can you help find the Little Red House? Let’s find out!…
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Oct 19 - Oct 25

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: DIY CHAMELEON!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a DIY CHAMELEON kit to take home. A fun pipe cleaner craft designed for…

Arts & Crafts

Make and Take

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Oct 19 - Oct 25

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: NIGHT ANIMALS!

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Oct 19 - Oct 25

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Halloween Mini Luminaries

Make a glowing spook just in time for Halloween! This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while supplies last.
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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

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Oct 22

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meeting Room B

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.

blood drive

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Oct 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

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Oct 24

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Iowa’s Most Haunted Locations – The Scariest Places in Iowa

Join Chad Lewis on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. It covers the entire state,…

Haunted Iowa

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Oct 26 - Nov 01

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: PUMPKIN FACES!

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Oct 26 - Nov 01

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: HALLOWEEN!

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Oct 26 - Nov 01

All Day

Teen Central

Tinker Zone To Go: Modern Brush Pen Calligraphy

Dive into the world of calligraphy with this kit. This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while supplies last.
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Oct 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Wine Cork Pumpkins

The Pinterest craft for October is Wine Cork Pumpkins! Learn to make this easy all-purpose pumpkin and use it for fall, Halloween…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Oct 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Visiting the Beyond with Curtis Strutz

Join us on a journey like no other! Take a tour through some of the nation’s most haunted locations – hospitals, schools,…

Ghosts

Hauntings

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Oct 30 - Oct 31

9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Escritorio de Circulación (1˚ piso)

Adults, EspañolFamily

Actividad Familiar ~ Calaveras de Azúcar

¡Llévate un paquete para decorar una calavera de azúcar! Materiales incluidos. Debido al Covid-19, pedimos que recojan sus paquetes para llevar a…
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Nov 01

1:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Escritorio de Circulación (1˚ piso)

Adults, EspañolFamily

Actividad Familiar ~ Calaveras de Azúcar

¡Llévate un paquete para decorar una calavera de azúcar! Materiales incluidos. Debido al Covid-19, pedimos que recojan sus paquetes para llevar a…
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Nov 02 - Nov 08

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Fall Paper Lantern!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a FALL PAPER LANTERN kit to take home. A seasonal table decoration craft designed…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Nov 02 - Nov 08

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Dinosaurs

Celebrate Dinovember with a take-out menu of pre-literacy fun all about DINOSAURS for grownups with children 5 & under. Stop by the…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Nov 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

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Nov 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

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Nov 07

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Author Visit ~ Larry Dwyer

This is a story of a great and noble man. Standing Bear was a man who fought for his freedom with bold…

Author Visit

Local Author

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Nov 09 - Nov 15

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Turkey Rock Painting!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a TURKEY ROCK PAINTING kit to take home. A fun painting craft designed for…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Nov 09 - Nov 15

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Nuts & Squirrels

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

Under Five

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Nov 09 - Nov 15

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Slotted Sculptures

Make the paper version of those sculpture kits you loved as a child! This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Nov 12

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

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Nov 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Teen

Pottawattamie Conservation Speaker Series ~ Bats of Iowa

Bats are one of the most misunderstood mammals in the world. Their unique appearance & lifestyle have created a host of folklore…
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Nov 16 - Nov 22

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Rice Krispie Drumstick!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a RICE KRISPIE DRUMSTICK kit to take home. A fun cooking activity designed for…

Food

Take and Make

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Nov 16 - Nov 22

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Turkeys!

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Nov 16 - Nov 22

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Moon Phase Mobile

Create a mobile to hang above your head. This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Nov 16

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Stan Sibley Portrays Civil War Soldier John Young Stone

Longtime Glenwood resident, 175-year-old John Y. Stone, will visit the library attired in his Civil War uniform – having enlisted in 1861…

Civil War

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Nov 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

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Nov 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

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Nov 19

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Around the Next Bend in the Road: the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Join Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1894, right before she arrives in Mansfield, as she sits behind her writing desk. She is thinking…

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Nov 19

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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Nov 19

7:15 pm - 8:30 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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Nov 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Judy Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform…

Movie

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Nov 23 - Nov 29

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Squishy Stress Balls

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a SQUISHY STRESS BALL kit to take home. A fun craft designed for children…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Nov 23 - Nov 29

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Family!

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Nov 23 - Nov 29

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Cobra Paracord Survival Bracelets

You never know when you’ll need paracord! This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while supplies last.

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 23 - Nov 29

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Color Me Slap Bracelets

Slap these trendy bands on your wrist to make them bend! This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Nov 23

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Adult Coloring Club

Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult…
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Nov 30 - Dec 06

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Light Up Snowman!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a LIGHT UP SNOWMAN kit to take home. A fun craft designed for children…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Nov 30 - Dec 06

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Sweets!

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Dec 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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Dec 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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Dec 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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Dec 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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