Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jan 21

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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Jan 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Age 14 & Up, Makerspace

How to Sew: a Pillowcase

The Makerspace now has sewing machines! Learn how to use the machine and sew a small project! All materials will be provided.…

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

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Jan 24

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

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Jan 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Photo Touch Up Class

Did some of your holiday photos not turn out quite the way you expected? Let us help you fix some of the…

Drop-in

Technology

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Jan 25

9:45 am - 10:15 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Jan 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Jan 25

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Not sure where to start with the features on your mobile device? Would you like to learn how to download an eBook,…

tech help

Technology

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Jan 26

9:45 am - 10:45 am

5 & Under, Kids

Drop In: Heart Sun Catcher

Drop by the Youth Department and make a colorful sun catcher with your little one.  For kids ages 5 years old and…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Make and Take

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Jan 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Jan 27

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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Jan 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, FamilyTeen

Silhouette Cameo ~ Paper Crafting Drop-In

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Reindeer Candy Box! The Silhouette Cameo is…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jan 31

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Seasonal Duo

The Pinterest craft for January is your choice of an etched glass votive holder or a playing card heart wreath! Learn how…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Feb 01

9:45 am - 10:15 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 01

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 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…

Drop-in

Gaming

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Feb 01

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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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Feb 02

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Music with Lori Lynn!

Join us for a half hour of musical fun!  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion.

Music

Under Five

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Feb 03

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 03

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Outside In: African American History in Iowa

Join us for this survey of the major people, organizations and events in Iowa’s African American history from its territorial beginning in…

Presentation

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Feb 03

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Iowa History Book Club

To commemorate Iowa’s 175th year of statehood, the State Historical Society of Iowa invites you to take a deep dive into some…

Book Club

Presentation

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Feb 03

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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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Feb 07

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have general questions about your mobile device, computer or laptop? Do you want to set up an email address, but you’re…

tech help

Technology

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Feb 07

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Not sure where to start with the features on your mobile device? Would you like to learn how to download an eBook,…

tech help

Technology

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Feb 07 - Feb 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Heart

Make and Take! Bring on the snow – use our 3D printer to make a heart for your valentine! This is a…

3D Printing

Technology

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Feb 07

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults

Betty Crocker and Her Book that Changed How America Cooks

Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves with sales that rivaled that…

Presentation

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Feb 08

9:45 am - 10:15 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 08

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…
Learn More

Feb 09

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Creative Movement with Motion Works Dance!

Join us for a half hour of movement with stories and music!  For kids age 5 years old and younger and an…

Music

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 09

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adults, One Community Reads

Gardening for Diversity – Session 2 – Native Garden Basics

Perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is interested in supporting native plantings in their outdoor spaces, Gardening for Diversity will give…

Gardening

One Community Reads

Pollinators

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Feb 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 10

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceTech

Papercraft Drop In ~ Valentine’s Bag

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Valentine’s Bag! The Silhouette Cameo Cutter is…

3D Printing

Technology

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Feb 10

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, FamilyTeen

Silhouette Cameo ~ Paper Crafting Drop-In

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Valentine Candy Bag! The Silhouette Cameo is…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Feb 10

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

Feb 10

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family, Kids

Love On A Leash!

Pet therapy dogs visit the library to help motivate children to read.  Wear your jammies to the library and snuggle up to…

Story Time

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Feb 12

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

5 & Under, Family, Grades K-6Kids

Open House!

Drop by and help us celebrate the renovation of the Library’s Youth Services Department.  This event is open to all ages and…

Drop-in

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Feb 14

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

Feb 15

9:45 am - 10:15 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 15

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 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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Feb 15

6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Meeting Room B

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

Feb 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Meet a Real Artist!

Join us for a short story and then meet the artist who created the Youth Room mural, Angela Griner.  this program is…

Arts & Crafts

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 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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Feb 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 17

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Third Thursday at Hoover’s – A Successful Humanitarian Story

This program will discuss how the Brussels Lace Committee, the Hoovers, and the two major relief organizations came together to support the…

History

Presentation

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Feb 17

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceTech

Embroidery Machine Demonstration

The Council Bluffs Public Library is always changing, and this month we have another new piece of equipment! Join us for a demonstration…

3D Printing

Technology

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Feb 17

7:00 pm

An Evening with Colson Whitehead: The Council Bluffs Public Library Speaker Series

Join the Council Bluffs Public Library for the next installment in our Speaker Series, “An Evening with Colson Whitehead,” sponsored by the…

Author Visit

Presentation

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Feb 19

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Escritorio de Circulación (1˚ piso)/Circulation desk, 1st FL

Adults, EspañolFamily

Actividad Familiar ~ Tambor/ Mini Drum

Venga a hacer su propio tambor que esta inspirado por el libro, Una Niña Un Tambor Un Sueño por Margarita Engle. Inspirado…

Take and Make

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Feb 19

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family, Grades K-6Kids

Drop In: Drum Dream Girl!

Stop in and make your own drum inspired by the book Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle.  Drum Dream Girl is the…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Take and Make

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Feb 19

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Saturday Matinee – “Respect”

Showing Respect Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international…

Movie

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Feb 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Age 14 & Up, Makerspace

How to Sew: a Pillowcase

The Makerspace now has sewing machines! Learn how to use the machine and sew a small project! All materials will be provided.…

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

Learn More

Feb 22

9:45 am - 10:15 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Feb 22

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

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Feb 22

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting Room B

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

Presentation

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Feb 22

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have general questions about your mobile device, computer or laptop? Do you want to set up an email address, but you’re…

tech help

Technology

Learn More

Feb 22

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Not sure where to start with the features on your mobile device? Would you like to learn how to download an eBook,…

tech help

Technology

Learn More

Feb 23

9:45 am - 10:45 am

5 & Under, Kids

DOT DAY!

Drop in and join us in celebrating all things DOTS!  For kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion.

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Make and Take

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Feb 23

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Computer Class ~ Microsoft Office Basics

Work smarter and get more out of Microsoft Office. Whether you’re new to Office or simply want to refresh your existing skills,…

Class

Technology

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Feb 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion. Storytime will…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Feb 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

Feb 24

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceTech

Papercraft Drop In ~ Valentine’s Bag

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Valentine’s Bag! The Silhouette Cameo Cutter is…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Feb 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, FamilyTeen

Silhouette Cameo ~ Paper Crafting Drop-In

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Valentine Candy Bag! The Silhouette Cameo is…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Feb 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Family, KidsOne Community ReadsTeen

Seed Paper Bookmarks

Drop in and make your own seed paper bookmark and pick it up the following week at the opening of our Seed…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Feb 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceTech

Embroidery Machine Demonstration

The Council Bluffs Public Library is always changing, and this month we have another new piece of equipment! Join us for a demonstration…

3D Printing

Technology

Learn More

Feb 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, One Community Reads

Pinterest’d In… Decoupage Flower Pot with Seeds and Soil

The Pinterest craft for February is a decoupage flower pot with seeds and soil! Transform a plain terra cotta pot into a…

Arts & Crafts

One Community Reads

Pinterest

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Mar 01

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

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

Mar 03

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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

Mar 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Kids, One Community Reads

Stories, Songs, Stretches: Yoga Storytime

Join us for a yoga inspired storytime all about BUGS!  Most appropriate for kids ages 3-7 and an adult companion. ****Please bring…

One Community Reads

Story Time

Yoga

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Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 21

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

Mar 26

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grades K-6, KidsOne Community Reads

Drop-In: DIY Backyard Bird Feeder

Drop in and turn a birdhouse into a bird restaurant! Using a flour based paste, bird seed will be the decorative finish…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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