Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jul 15

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 Things That GO!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

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Jul 15

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Tea Light Planets

Create models of the planets that can fit into the palm of your hand! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week!…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

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Jul 15

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

Jul 15

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

How-To Series ~ Gardening for Wildlife

Receive practical advice on topics that matter to you at these free back-to-basics classes. Gardening for Wildlife A wildlife garden is a…

Class

DIY

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Jul 16

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 ages 5 years old and younger and an…

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

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Jul 16

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Tea Light Planets

Create models of the planets that can fit into the palm of your hand! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week!…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 16

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…
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Jul 17

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

Family, Kids

Omaha Street Percussion @ Bayliss Park!

Listen to the members of OSP play and get swept away by the energy, rhythm and sounds of these talented musicians.  Omaha…

Music

Summer

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Jul 17

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Room F

Adults

SmartPhone 101 ~ Android Phones

Bring your smartphone for an interactive question and answer session. Master apps and find out everything you need to know about your…

Class

tech help

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Jul 17

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Tea Light Planets

Create models of the planets that can fit into the palm of your hand! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week!…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 18

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 Things That GO!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Learn More

Jul 18

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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Jul 18

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Simms Ave. & Horizon

Family, Kids

Hydrant Party! Simms Ave. & Horizon

Join us and the Council Bluffs Fire Department for water fun and free books!

Summer

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Jul 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 18

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bayliss Park

Family, Kids

Storytime @ the Farmer’s Market

Join Miss Lisa for an outdoor storytime @ Bayliss Park!  There will be two storytimes this evening: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.  Stories…

Story Time

Summer

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Jul 18

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

WWII Prisoners of War in Iowa

Linda Betsinger McCann will speak about her newest book: Prisoners of War in Iowa. During World War II, there were about 25,000…
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Jul 20

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Tea Light Planets

Create models of the planets that can fit into the palm of your hand! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week!…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 20

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing First Man – with FREE popcorn! The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on…

Movie

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Jul 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

ARTrageous for Adults – Class is FULL

THIS CLASS IS FULL Step-by-Step Acrylic Painting ~ Summer Windmill! ARTrageous for Adults allows attendees of any skill level to recreate beautiful…

Arts & Crafts

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Jul 22

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 Big & Small!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Learn More

Jul 22

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Rocks

Take an ordinary rock and turn it into something totally out of this world! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 22

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Family, Kids

Bubble Show @ the Library!

BIG BANG BUBBLES!  Absolute Science brings an amazing show to the Library that will take ordinary bubbles into the realm of extreme! …

Presentation

Summer

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Jul 23

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Winter in July!

Beat the heat and participate in some toddler friendly winter themed activities!  For kids ages 5 years old and younger and an…

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 23

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Rocks

Take an ordinary rock and turn it into something totally out of this world! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 24

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Space Cadets!

Travel through space at an OUT OF THIS WORLD puppet show.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Council Bluffs…

Presentation

Summer

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Jul 24

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Rocks

Take an ordinary rock and turn it into something totally out of this world! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 25

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 Big & Small!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Learn More

Jul 25

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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Jul 25

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

3rd Ave. & S. 20th St.

Family, Kids

Hydrant Party! 3rd Ave. & S. 20th St.

Join us and the Council Bluffs Fire Department for water fun and free books!

Summer

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Jul 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Nametag

Make and Take! Use our 3D printer to make a nametag. This is a drop-in class.  Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Jul 25

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

Jul 27

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Rocks

Take an ordinary rock and turn it into something totally out of this world! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 29

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 Summer Buggin’!  For kids 5 years old and younger…

Story Time

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Jul 29

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Phase Bags

Use custom stencils of the lunar cycle for a cosmically unique canvas bag.  Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 29

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Alcohol Ink Galaxy Coasters

The Pinterest craft for July is Alcohol Ink Galaxy Coasters!  Make bright, beautiful dyed coasters using alcohol ink and ceramic tiles. Each one…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Jul 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Music with LORI LYNN!

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

Music

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 30

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Phase Bags

Use custom stencils of the lunar cycle for a cosmically unique canvas bag.  Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 31

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Join us for a Harry Potter birthday bash!  Wear your favorite HP gear (optional).  Sponsored by the Council Bluffs Library Foundation.  For…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Summer

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Jul 31

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Phase Bags

Use custom stencils of the lunar cycle for a cosmically unique canvas bag.  Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Jul 31

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier

Meet Jack Provines of the Union Army and get a feel for what it took to be a real Union soldier. The…
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Aug 01

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

Aug 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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Aug 02

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meeting Room E

Adults, Family

National Coloring Book Day

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day with us! We invite you to spend some time coloring with your friends, children or grandchildren or…

coloring

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Aug 03

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

360 Gaming for All Ages

Join us for an afternoon of 360 Gaming! What is 360 Gaming? We turn one of our meeting rooms into a game…

board games

Gaming

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Aug 03

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Moon Phase Bags

Use custom stencils of the lunar cycle for a cosmically unique canvas bag.  Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Aug 05

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Luke Winger presents: When I Grow Up

Luke Winger, a juggler, entertainer, and inspirational speaker paints a picture of how to become the person you want to be. Using…

Presentation

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Aug 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…
Learn More

Aug 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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Aug 07

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Room F

Adults

SmartPhone 101 ~ iPhones

Bring your smartphone for an interactive question and answer session. Master apps and find out everything you need to know about your…

Class

tech help

Learn More

Aug 08

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

Aug 08

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

Aug 08

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Fic to Flick

READ the words… SEE the picture. Copies of The Martian by Andy Weir are available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk. The…

Book to Movie

Movie

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Aug 10

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

Learn More

Aug 15

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

Aug 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Galaxy Quest – FREE popcorn! The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show – now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi…

Movie

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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…
Learn More

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

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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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

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Room F

Adults

SmartPhone 101 ~ Android Phones

Bring your smartphone for an interactive question and answer session. Master apps and find out everything you need to know about your…

Class

tech help

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

Learn More

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

Learn More

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

Learn More

Aug 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pinterest’d In… DIY Galaxy Notecards

The Pinterest craft for August is DIY Galaxy Notecards! Marbling with oil and food coloring is simpler than you might think and…

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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