Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Jan 25 - Jan 31

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Chocolate Factory Escape Room!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Chocolate Factory Escape Room kit to take home. A fun family activity designed…

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Jan 25 - Jan 31

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Cafe: Under the Sea!

A take-out menu of pre-literacy fun all about What Lives Under the Sea for grownups with children 5 & under. Stop by…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Jan 25 - Jan 31

12:00 am

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Cipher Wheels

Create your own cryptic messages with our DIY Cipher Wheels and Codes. Pick up your TOP SECRET assignment! this event is open…
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Jan 25 - Jan 31

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Cipher Wheels

Create your own cryptic messages with our DIY Cipher Wheels and Codes. Pick up your TOP SECRET assignment! This event is open…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Jan 26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Family

The Boogie Woogie Kid Celebrates Mardi Gras!

Join Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, for a family-friendly music program celebrating the sounds of New Orleans and Swing! Matthew…

Music

Presentation

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Jan 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

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Feb 01 - Feb 07

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: DIY Cacti

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a DIY Cacti kit to take home. A fun paper craft for children in…

Arts & Crafts

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Feb 01 - Feb 07

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Pets!

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

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Under Five

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Feb 01 - Feb 07

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Conversation Heart Magnets

Use our materials to create a custom valentine magnet for your locker or fridge! This event is open to patrons in the…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Feb 01

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Lincoln on Literature & the Theatre

Lincoln historian, Kevin Wood of Oak Park, IL, portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures!…

History

poetry

Presentation

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Feb 02

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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Feb 04

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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Feb 08 - Feb 14

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Snowman Slam

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Snowman Slam kit to take home. A fun game for children in kindergarten…

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Feb 08 - Feb 14

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Love!

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Feb 08 - Feb 14

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Pop Tab Bracelets

Upcycle everyday pop tabs into cool bling! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Feb 08

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Caleb Rainey “The Negro Artist”

Author, producer and spoken word poet Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey, will perform poetry that addresses race relations with honesty and vulnerability.…

Performance

poetry

Presentation

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Feb 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

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Feb 12

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms

Join us for an introduction to the basics of vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is an excellent way to divert landfill waste and compost your…

DIY

Presentation

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Feb 15 - Feb 21

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Climbing Lizard

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Climbing Lizard kit to take home. Make a lizard that can climb the…

DIY

Take and Make

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Feb 15 - Feb 21

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Silly

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

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Under Five

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Feb 15 - Feb 21

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Mardi Gras King Cake in a Jar

Make our easy DIY version of Mardi Gras King Cake in a mason jar! This event is open to patrons in the…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

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Feb 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

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Feb 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

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Feb 18

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Lincoln, Race, and the Challenge of Self-Government

This program will examine Lincoln’s statesmanship in the context of longstanding and widespread racial bigotry against black Americans. It will explore how…

History

Presentation

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Feb 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing The War with Grandpa Peter and his grandpa used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the…

Movie

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Feb 22 - Feb 28

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Water Color Salt Painting!

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Water Color Salt Painting kit to take home. Turn an ordinary drawing into…

Arts & Crafts

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Feb 22 - Feb 28

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café: Opposites!

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Feb 22 - Feb 28

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Pom Pom Pencils

Create a colorful pom pom to decorate your new pencil! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Feb 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

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Feb 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

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Feb 25

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Antarctica: The White Continent

Kim Gibson of Council Bluffs, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, backpacked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and traveled extensively across the United…

Presentation

Travel

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Mar 01 - Mar 07

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Shamrock Mini Banner

Show off your Irish pride with a fun banner! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies last.…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Mar 02

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

Mar 04

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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Mar 08 - Mar 14

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Watercolor Canvas Notebook

Create a one of a kind notebook with watercolor paint and your imagination! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Mar 15 - Mar 21

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Edible Soap Prank

Fool your friends and family with this tasty trick! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies last.

DIY

Drop-in

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Mar 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

Mar 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

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Mar 22 - Mar 28

12:00 am

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Among Us Felt Plushie

You’ve played the game, now make the felt plushie! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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