Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Oct 19

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cuarto de Conferencia A

Adults, EspañolFamily

Actividad Familiar ~ Calaveras de Azúcar

Acompáñenos para una actividad para toda la familia. Vamos a decorar calaveras de azúcar para celebrar Día de los Muertos. No requiere…
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Oct 19

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Pet Ghost!

Drop in and put your culinary skills to work creating a delicious spooky treat!  Sponsored by the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation.…

Drop-in

Food

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Oct 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults, Family

Saturday Matinee

Showing A Dog’s Journey – with FREE popcorn! Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his boy, Ethan…

Movie

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Oct 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Maleficent Staff Pencil

Upgrade your pencil game with these mini Maleficent Staffs. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 21

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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…
Learn More

Oct 22

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the author Eric Litwin!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 22

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the author Eric Litwin!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Maleficent Staff Pencil

Upgrade your pencil game with these mini Maleficent Staffs. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Lawyers-In-Libraries

To commemorate National Pro Bono Celebration Week, the Iowa State Bar Association presents the Lawyers-In-Libraries project. Join attorney Brett Wessels for a…
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Oct 23

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Trick-or-Treat the Library!

Wear you costume, bring a goodie bag and trick-or-treat the Library.  This program is for children ages 5 years old and under…

Drop-in

Under Five

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Oct 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Maleficent Staff Pencil

Upgrade your pencil game with these mini Maleficent Staffs. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the author Eric Litwin!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 24

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

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Oct 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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 26

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Monster Book Marks

Drop in and use your paper folding skills to create a silly monster bookmark.  This program is for kids ages 4 years…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Oct 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Maleficent Staff Pencil

Upgrade your pencil game with these mini Maleficent Staffs. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Birches In Fall Painting

_a9int your very own fall wall art using yarn! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 28

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pinterest’d In… No-Sew Shirt Sleeve Pumpkins

The Pinterest craft for October is a No-Sew Shirt Sleeve Pumpkins! Create your own little pumpkin patch with easy DIY fall décor! **…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

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Oct 29

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the authors Rebecca & Ed Emberley!  For kids 5 years…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 29

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the author Rebecca & Ed Emberley!  For kids 5 years…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 29

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Birches In Fall Painting

_a9int your very own fall wall art using yarn! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 30

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

I-Spy Shaker

Drop in, grab a toddler sized bottle, add your own harvested corn, and some October embellishments to create your very own I-spy…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

Under Five

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Oct 30

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Birches In Fall Painting

_a9int your very own fall wall art using yarn! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Oct 31

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun featuring the author Rebecca & Ed Emberley!  For kids 5 years…

Story Time

Under Five

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Oct 31

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

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Nov 02

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cuarto de Conferencia A

Adults, Español, FamilyKids

Actividad Familiar ~ Alebrijes

Acompáñenos para una actividad para toda la familia. Vamos a decorar alebrijes No requiere registrase.
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Nov 02

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Washcloth Owls!

Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and use a washcloth and other craft materials to make an owl friend.  Sponsored…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 02

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Birches In Fall Painting

_a9int your very own fall wall art using yarn! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay as long or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 04

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Book Page Pumpkins

Upcycle a book into a festive pumpkin! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as little or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 04

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, FamilyKids

Bedtime Storytime!

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffie for a half hour of stories and fun with Miss Lisa!  Storytime is most…

Story Time

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Nov 04

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Open Mic Poetry Night

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

poetry

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Nov 05

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Fast & Slow!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 05

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Fast & Slow!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 05

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Book Page Pumpkins

Upcycle a book into a festive pumpkin! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as little or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 05

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…
Learn More

Nov 05

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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Nov 06

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

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

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Nov 06

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Book Page Pumpkins

Upcycle a book into a festive pumpkin! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as little or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 07

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Fast & Slow!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 07

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

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Nov 07

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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Nov 09

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

DiNovember Puppets

Drop in between 11:00 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. and create some chomping dinosaur puppets.  Sponsored by the Council Bluffs Library Foundation. *This program…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 09

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Book Page Pumpkins

Upcycle a book into a festive pumpkin! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as little or as…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 12

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Up & Down!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Up & Down!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 12

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Mini Pudding Pies

Learn how to turn a few simple ingredients into a yummy dessert. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

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Nov 13

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Dance with DEE DEE!

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

Under Five

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Nov 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Mini Pudding Pies

Learn how to turn a few simple ingredients into a yummy dessert. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

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Nov 13

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Adult Video Game Night

Time to Get Your Game On! Stop by to play Playstation 4, XBOX One S, and Super Nintendo Classic. For adults –…

video games

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Nov 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about UP & Down!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 14

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Nov 14

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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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Nov 14

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Family, Kids

Love on a Leash!

Pet therapy teams visit the Library to help motivate children to read.  Wear your jammies, grab a book and cuddle up to…

Drop-in

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Nov 16

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Paper Strip Pumpkin/Leaf

Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and use paper strips and embellishments to create a colorful fall decoration.  *For kids…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 16

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Mini Pudding Pies

Learn how to turn a few simple ingredients into a yummy dessert. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in…

DIY

Drop-in

Food

Learn More

Nov 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Spider-Man: Far From Home – FREE popcorn! Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up…

Marvel

Movie

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Nov 17

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Local Author Fair

Love to read? Read Local! Meet and speak with published Iowa authors. Books will be available for purchase (cash only). Stop by…

Author Visit

Local Author

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Nov 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Felt Coin Purse

The search for coins is over with this DIY. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 18

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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…
Learn More

Nov 19

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Dark & Light!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Dark & Light!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 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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Nov 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Felt Coin Purse

The search for coins is over with this DIY. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 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…
Learn More

Nov 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Meet a Real Taekwondo Master!

Join us for a story and then meet Chief Master Shane Sanders!  For kids ages 5 years old and younger and an…

Under Five

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Nov 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Felt Coin Purse

The search for coins is over with this DIY. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Nov 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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Nov 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Dark & Light!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 21

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Nov 21

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

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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Nov 23

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Cookie House!

Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and use a variety of tasty materials to create a festive cookie house.  Sponsored…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 23

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Felt Coin Purse

The search for coins is over with this DIY. Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 23

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Adults

Our Neighbors, the Amish

Don and Dianne Kramer of Dyersville, Iowa, present the lifestyle of the Amish, a community that is close to home, but often…

Amish culture

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Nov 25

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Dream Catchers

Come and make your very own dream catcher! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long or…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 26

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Hot & Cold!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

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Nov 26

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Council Bluffs Public Library

5 & Under, Kids

Stories Alive for Under Five!

Join us for a half hour of stories, movement and fun all about Hot & Cold!  For kids 5 years old and…

Story Time

Under Five

Learn More

Nov 26

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Dream Catchers

Come and make your very own dream catcher! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long or…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Nov 28

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Nov 30

11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library

Grades K-6, Kids

Bead Ornament!

Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and use a variety of colorful beads and some wire to create a sparkly…

Arts & Crafts

Drop-in

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Nov 30

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Dream Catchers

Come and make your very own dream catcher! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week. Drop in for as long or…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

Learn More

Dec 03

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

Dec 05

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Dec 05

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

Learn More

Dec 12

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Dec 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cuarto de Conferencia A

Adults, Español, FamilyKids

Actividad Familiar ~ Adornos de Aluminio

Acompáñenos a crear nuestros propios adornos de aluminio. Una actividad para toda la familia en el primer piso de la Biblioteca. No…
Learn More

Dec 16

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

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…
Learn More

Dec 17

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 18

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

Dec 19

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More

Dec 26

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Teen

Game On! Teen Central!

Get ready for a new age of gaming EVERY THURSDAY! We’re combining the thrill and fun of board games with the excitement…

Gaming

Learn More