Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Sep 23

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 all about APPLES.  Most appropriate for kids…

Story Time

Under Five

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Sep 23

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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Sep 23

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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Sep 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

ARTrageous for Adults

Step-by-Step Acrylic Painting ~ Orange Pop! ARTrageous for Adults allows attendees of any skill level to recreate beautiful paintings by following guided…

Arts & Crafts

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Sep 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Book Page Art

The Pinterest craft for September is Book Page Art! Upcycle a used book into a fun apple or pumpkin to add to…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Sep 28

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 all about OWLS.  Most appropriate for kids…

Story Time

Under Five

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Sep 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

It’s Fall Gardening Time!

The end of the season is a good time to nourish and winterize your garden. Master Gardener Earl Hallberg will share tips…

Gardening

Presentation

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Sep 28

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

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Sep 29

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

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Sep 29

9:45 am - 10:45 am

5 & Under, Kids

Playdate @ Bayliss Park

Drop in, meet new friends and get in on the fun!  This program may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Drop-in

Under Five

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Sep 30

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 all about OWLS.  Most appropriate for kids…

Story Time

Under Five

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Sep 30

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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Sep 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adults

Banned Books Week Iowa

Join the ACLU of Iowa and the Iowa Library Association in celebrating our First Amendment rights and intellectual freedom with our first…

Gaming

Presentation

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Oct 04

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Open Tech Help Time

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

Drop-in

Technology

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Oct 04

6:30 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont – Explorer, First Man to Map the Missouri River

This historical account will look closely at the life of French explorer Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont. Presented by local historian Troy Stolp.…

History

Presentation

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Oct 05

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

Under Five

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Oct 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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Oct 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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Oct 06

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

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Oct 07

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

Under Five

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Oct 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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Oct 09

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Super Saturday: Carl Hiaasen Chomp Cookies

Get excited for author Carl Hiaasen’s upcoming stop at the library with a tasty Chomp themed cookie! See Carl Hiaasen October 28…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

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Oct 09

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Family

HOOT!

HOOT! Meet live owls, up close in this interactive owl program. Learn first-hand about owls with representatives from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery.…

Presentation

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Oct 11 - Oct 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Tech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Pumpkin

Make and Take! See the 3D printer in action and take home a pumpkin! (Colors may vary.) Stop by any time between…

3D Printing

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 11

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Murder When the cast and crew of a Broadway review discover murder most foul,…

mystery dinner

Presentation

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Oct 12

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

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 13

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

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Oct 13

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Creative Movement with Motion Works Dance @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join Mallory & Abbey at the park for music, movement, and FUN!  Most appropriate for kids 5 and…

Music

Under Five

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Oct 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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Oct 14

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

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 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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Oct 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Coco Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de…

Movie

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Oct 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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Oct 19

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

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 19

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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Oct 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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Oct 20

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

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Oct 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Music with Lori Lynn @ Bayliss Park

Bring a blanket and join us at the park for songs, dance, and fun with Lori Lynn.  Most appropriate for kids 5…

Music

Under Five

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Oct 20

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 21

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

Under Five

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Oct 21

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

3RD Thursday at Hoover’s – Hoover’s Last Trip Home

We’ll take a look back 57 years to Oct. 25, 1964 when Herbert Hoover returned to West Branch to be buried on…

History

Presentation

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Oct 22

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PACE Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center

Adults

A Night of Improv at the Hoff Center

Join us for a night of laughter and fun with Big Canvas Improv, and explore all four floors of the PACE building!…

Music

Presentation

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Oct 26

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

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 26

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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Oct 26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adults

Duffy Hudson presents The Black Dahlia

Who is The Black Dahlia? Discovered lying by the side of the road in an empty field on the morning of January…

History

Presentation

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Oct 27

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

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Oct 27

9:45 am - 11:00 am

5 & Under, Kids

Truck-or-Treat @ the Library!

Wear your costume, bring a bag, and trick or treat the Council Bluffs City Trucks!  This program may be cancelled due to…

Drop-in

Under Five

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Oct 28

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

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 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

Oct 28

7:00 pm

An Evening with Carl Hiaasen: The Council Bluffs Public Library Speaker Series

Join the Council Bluffs Public Library for the first in our Speaker Series, “An Evening with Carl Hiaasen,” sponsored by the Council…

Author Visit

Presentation

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Oct 29

9:00 am - 5:00 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 30

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family, Kids

Dia de Los Muertos: Day of the Dead

Join us for a Day of the Dead community celebration for the whole family. Come and enjoy the live music, crafts, games,…

Drop-in

Family

Food

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Nov 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

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Nov 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

Nov 03

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

Learn More

Nov 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

Nov 06

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Dungeons & Dragons Basics

D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, originally published in 1974. Each player is assigned a specific character to play. These characters…

D&D

Gaming

tabletop games

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Nov 10

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

Learn More

Nov 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

Nov 16

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

Nov 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

Nov 17

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Tai Chi for Health

Join us for this eight-week course to help you gain an increased sense of well-being and learn skills to benefit your lifelong…

Presentation

tai chi

Learn More

Nov 17

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

Nov 23

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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