Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jun 06 - Jul 29

11:00 am - 11:30 am

5 & Under, Grades K-6, KidsTeen

Summer Lunch Meal Site

The Council Bluffs Community School District invites children ages 1-18 and adults with children to have a FREE lunch at the Library.…
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Jun 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Macaroni & ABCs @ Bayliss: Interactive Storytime with the Omaha Symphony!

Bring a blanket and enjoy an interactive storytime with the Omaha Symphony.  This program is most appropriate for kids 5 years old…

Music

Summer

Under Five

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Jun 27

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Summer Reading Challenge

Pinterest’d In… Sun-Printed Tote Bag

*SPECIAL TIME* – 1:00 PM The Pinterest craft for June is a Sun-Printed Tote Bag! Using flowers and/or leaves or other interesting…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Jun 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under 5 @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jun 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have a new tech device, but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to learn how to download…

tech help

Technology

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Jun 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

Family, Grades K-6Kids

Whiz Bang Wednesday @ Bayliss: Omaha Street Percussion!

Join Omaha Street Percussion @ Bayliss and get swept away by the energy, rhythm, and sounds of these talented musicians!  You don’t…

Music

Summer

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Jun 30

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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Jun 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under 5 @ Bayliss Park!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jun 30

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliss Park

Adults, FamilySummer Reading Challenge

Rupert Wates – Acoustic Folk Guitar

Join us at Bayliss Park for an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. Rupert Wates…

Live Music

Music

Summer Reading Challenge

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Jul 05

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 05 - Jul 07

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, MakerspaceSummer Reading ChallengeTech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Firework

Make and Take! Celebrate the 4th with a 3D printed firework! This is a drop-in activity. Stop by any time between 2:00…

3D Printing

Technology

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Jul 05

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

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Jul 05

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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Jul 06

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

Family, Grades K-6, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Whiz Bang Wednesday @ Bayliss: Dr. Oxygen!

Bring a blanket and join us at the park with Comedic Super Hero Scientist Dr. Oxygen (aka Tim Gilloon) has been educating…

Comedy

Science

Summer

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Jul 07

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 07

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Shakespeare and His 400-Year-Old Paper

An interactive presentation celebrating Shakespeare on the Green! Rediscovering Shakespeare through the examination of antique books and paper. Visit the greatest writer…

Presentation

Summer Reading Challenge

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Jul 07

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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Jul 07

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. Join us for an evening with New York Times Best Selling…

Book Club

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Jul 09

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Summer Reading Challenge

ARTrageous for Adults

Step-by-Step Acrylic Painting ~ Olive Trees Exploring the techniques and style of van Gogh – in conjunction with Beyond van Gogh: the…

Arts & Crafts

Summer Reading Challenge

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Jul 09

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults, Seed Library

Documentary Showing – Seed: The Untold Story (2016)

Showing Seed: The Untold Story Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshipped and treasured since the…

Gardening

Movie

Prairie Rose Seed Library

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Jul 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Macaroni & ABCs @ Bayliss: Music with Lori Lynn!

Bring a blanket and join Lori Lynn in the park for a musical fun time!  This program is most appropriate for kids…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 11

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have a new tech device, but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to learn how to download…

tech help

Technology

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Jul 11

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Family

Look Up to the Stars – a Virtual Astronomy Experience

We are delighted to have you on board as we take this exciting journey through the universe together. In the Look Up to…

Presentation

Summer Reading Challenge

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Jul 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 12

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

All Iowa Reads Book Discussion

The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny is the 2022 All Iowa Reads title. Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly?…

All Iowa Reads

Book Club

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Jul 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

Grades K-6, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Whiz Bang Wednesday @ Bayliss: Will Stuck

Bring a blanket and join us for a guaranteed high-energy, hilarious family program with Will Stuck and his WACKY WILDERNESS SHOW! Funded…

Summer

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Jul 13

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults, Tech

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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Jul 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Room C

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York…

Book Club

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Jul 14

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, Summer Reading ChallengeTeen

Silhouette Cameo ~ Paper Crafting Drop-In

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Summer Reading Log! The Silhouette Cameo is…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jul 14

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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Jul 14

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family, Kids

Love On a Leash!

Pet therapy teams visit the Library to help motivate children to read.  Wear your jammies to the Library, snuggle up to a…

Story Time

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Jul 16

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Family, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Jeff Quinn’s Magic Show!

Join us at the Library for a fun filled magic show for the whole family.

Summer

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Jul 16

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Teen

Saturday Matinee – Ready Player One

Showing Ready Player One In 2045 the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the…

Movie

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Jul 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Macaroni & ABCs & Bayliss: Creative Movement with Motion Works Dance

Bring a blanket and join Motion Works Dance at the park for music, dance, and stories.  This program is for kids 5…

Music

Story Time

Summer

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Jul 18

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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Jul 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 19

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 20

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Family, Grades K-6KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Whiz Bang Wednesday @ Bayliss: Absolute Science Bubbles!

Bubble Stations is one of the largest Mobile Bubble Outdoor Programs in the United States. The hand-made bubble solution makes bubbles not…

Science

Summer

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Jul 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 21

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Makerspace, Tech

New Makerspace Device Demo: Resin Printer

New to the Makerspace is the Anycubic Photon S Resin printer!  A new type of 3D Printer to our Makerspace, this 3D…
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Jul 23

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Room D

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceSummer Reading Challenge

How to Sew: a Sunglasses Case

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

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

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Jul 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults, Age 14 & Up, MakerspaceSummer Reading Challenge

How to Sew: a Sunglasses Case

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

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

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Jul 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Macaroni & ABCs @ Bayliss: Meet a Real Ballet Dancer!

Bring a blanket and join American Midwest Ballet at the park.  Enjoy a short story and then learn all about the life…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 25

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Makerspace, Tech

New Makerspace Device Demo: Resin Printer

New to the Makerspace is the Anycubic Photon S Resin printer!  A new type of 3D Printer to our Makerspace, this 3D…
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Jul 25

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Open Mic Poetry Night

Open mic readings are for anyone who wants to read their poetry in a public venue. You can stop by and read…

Drop-in

poetry

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Jul 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

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Jul 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have a new tech device, but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to learn how to download…

tech help

Technology

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Jul 27

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Grades K-6, KidsSummer Reading Challenge

Whiz Bang Wednesday @ Bayliss: STOMP, CHOMP, ROAR!

Bring a blanket to the park and join Dinosaur Ranger Anthony & all his dinosaur friends for a ROARING fun summer program.…

Summer

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Jul 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Bayliss Park

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Bring a blanket and join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an…

Story Time

Summer

Under Five

Learn More

Jul 28

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 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, Summer Reading ChallengeTeen

Silhouette Cameo ~ Paper Crafting Drop-In

Looking to get your craft on? Stop by the Makerspace to make & take a Summer Reading Log! The Silhouette Cameo is…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Aug 01

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have a new tech device, but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to learn how to download…

tech help

Technology

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Aug 02

10:00 am - 12:00 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, family, or by yourself.…

Arts & Crafts

coloring

Drop-in

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Aug 02

2:00 pm - 4:00 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, family, or by yourself.…

Arts & Crafts

coloring

Drop-in

Learn More

Aug 02

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

Aug 02

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

Aug 03

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting Room C

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses…

Book Club

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Aug 04

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

Aug 11

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

Aug 15

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

Aug 16

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

Aug 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults, Tech

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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Aug 25

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting Room C

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman,…

Book Club

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Aug 25

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

Aug 30

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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Aug 30

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Do you have a new tech device, but you’re not sure where to start? Would you like to learn how to download…

tech help

Technology

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