Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Oct 01 - Oct 30

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Español, KidsTeen

Community Ofrenda

A central component of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is the ofrenda, an altar where a collection…

Drop-in

Presentation

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Oct 01 - Nov 01

All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, FamilySeed Library

Marigold seed giveaway

Our Prairie Rose seed library will have small starter sets of marigolds seeds available on the 1st floor. Pick one up before…
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Oct 01

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Mariposa Magica!

Family drop-in and make a butterfly that creates a magical shadow.

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Oct 03

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, MakerspaceTech

Open Tech Help Time

Having trouble formatting a resume? Need guidance organizing your digital photos? Drop-In Tech Help sessions are a great opportunity to stop by…

tech help

Technology

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Oct 03

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Legal Life Preparations Made Easy

Learn about legal issues and documents that protect your rights and the rights of your loved ones. We’ll discuss health care designations,…

Presentation

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Oct 04

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 04

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 04

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 04

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 05

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Music with Lori Lynn!

Jon us for a half hour of musical fun at the Library with Lori Lynn!  For kids 5 years old and younger…

Music

Under Five

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Oct 06

10:30 am

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…
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Oct 06

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 08

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Español, FamilyTeen

Raices de Mexico

Enjoy a performance by the Mexican folkloric dancers of Raices de Mexico. This program is FREE and open to the public and…

Dance

Music

Performance

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Oct 10 - Oct 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, MakerspaceSummer Reading ChallengeTech

Makerspace Drop In ~ 3D Printed Ghost

Make and Take! Stop by and pick up a your very own 3D printed Ghost! This is a drop-in activity. Stop by…

3D Printing

Technology

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Oct 11

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Creative Movement with Motion Works Dance!

Join us for a have hour of creative movement with Motion Works Dance!  For kids age 5 years old and younger and…

Music

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 13

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 13

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 Pumpkin Box! The Silhouette Cameo is an…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 13

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room C

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr.…

Book Club

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Oct 13

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 13

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Family, Grades K-6Kids

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…

Drop-in

Story Time

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Oct 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College

Adults

The Council Bluffs Public Library Speaker Series: An Evening with Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born author and journalist Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 2006 for her second novel March. Her novels…

Author Visit

Presentation

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Oct 15

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Room D

Adults, Age 14 & UpMakerspace

How to Sew: a Spooky Table Runner – Registration Closed

Registration is CLOSED – This class is FULL! The Makerspace has sewing machines! Learn how to use the machine and sew a…

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

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Oct 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults, Age 14 & UpMakerspace

How to Sew: a Spooky Table Runner – Registration Closed

Registration is CLOSED – this class is FULL! The Makerspace has sewing machines! Learn how to use the machine and sew a…

Arts & Crafts

Class

DIY

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Oct 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee – Showing The Lost City

Showing The Lost City Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover…

Movie

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Oct 17

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 17

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, TechTeen

Halloween Green Screen Photos

One of the best parts of Halloween is costumes! On Monday, October 17th and Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM the Makerspace…

Drop-in

Technology

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Oct 18

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 18

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 18

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

Oct 18

6:00 pm - 7:00 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 popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher,…

Book Club

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Oct 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Stories, Songs & Stretches!

Join us for a yoga inspired storytime most appropriate for kids ages 3-7 and an adult companion.  *Bring a yoga mat or…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 19

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 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 20

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Third Thursday at Hoover’s – A Hoover Homecoming Photo Album, August 1928

This presentation highlights the “homecoming” visit that Mr. and Mrs. Hoover and their two sons made to Iowa during the summer of…

History

Presentation

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Oct 20

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Family, TechTeen

Halloween Green Screen Photos

One of the best parts of Halloween is costumes! On Monday, October 17th and Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM the Makerspace…
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Oct 22

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Voyage Across Time!

Family drop-in. Travel the country from 1824 to present day experiencing the things kids your age loved to do, including crafting, karaoke,…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Oct 24 - Oct 27

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room F

Adults, Español, KidsTeen

Memory Booth

Prepare for Día de los Muertos by sharing memories of your loved ones in our portable sound booth. There will be a…
Learn More

Oct 24

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Pinterest’d In… Puzzle Piece Pumpkin Frame – Registration Closed

Registration is CLOSED – this class is FULL! The Pinterest craft for October is a Puzzle Piece Pumpkin Frame! Make a puzzle…

Arts & Crafts

Pinterest

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Oct 25

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 25

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 25

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room C

Adults

Author Chat Book Club

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate…

Book Club

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Oct 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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Oct 26

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Trick-or-Treat the Library!

Wear your costume, bring your treat bucket, and drop in to Trick-or-Treat around the Library.  For kids ages 5 years old and…

Drop-in

Under Five

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Oct 26

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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Oct 27

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Oct 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

Learn More

Oct 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 Pumpkin Box! The Silhouette Cameo is an…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Oct 28

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room F

Adults, Español, KidsTeen

Memory Booth

Prepare for Día de los Muertos by sharing memories of your loved ones in our portable sound booth. There will be a…
Learn More

Oct 29

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Super Saturday: Glowing Sugar Skulls

Turn ping pong balls into glowing sugar skulls for your Day of the Dead celebration during our Super Saturday: Glowing Sugar Skulls…
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Oct 29

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tech Lab

Adults, Age 14 & UpMakerspace

Tissue Paper Fall Flowers

Fall is here and fall colors are all around! Stop by the Council Bluffs Public Library Makerspace and add to your festive…
Learn More

Nov 01

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 01

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 02

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Music with Lori Lynn!

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

Music

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 03

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 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

Nov 05

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, FamilyKids

DINOvember Storytime!

Join us for a half hour family storytime featuring all things dinosaur! Most appropriate for ages 3-7 with an adult companion.  

Story Time

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Nov 08

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 08

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 09

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Creative Movement with Motion Works Dance!

Join us for a half hour of stories, music, and movement with Motion Works Dance. For kids 5 years old and younger…

Dance

Music

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 10

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Family, Grades K-6Kids

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…

Drop-in

Story Time

Learn More

Nov 15

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 15

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 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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Nov 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Stories, Songs, & Stretches!

Join Miss Anna for a half hour YOGA stroytime.  For kids 5 years old and younger and an adult companion.

Story Time

Under Five

Yoga

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Nov 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

Nov 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 19

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

Family, Grades K-6Kids

DINOvember!

Drop in for a variety of dinosaur themed crafts and games.  Most appropriate for kids preschool thru 6th grade.

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 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

Nov 29

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 29

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

Storytime!

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.  Most appropriate for kids 5 years old and under and an adult companion.  The same…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 30

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library Youth Department

5 & Under, Kids

DINO Wednesday!

Drop in and explore all things dinosaur!  For kids five years old and younger and an adult companion.

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Make and Take

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Dec 01

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

Dec 19

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

Dec 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

Learn More

Dec 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

Learn More