Events at the Library

Upcoming Events

Mar 23 - Apr 20

All Day

Adults, FamilyKids

CBPL Native Pollinator Plant Giveaway

CBPL Native Pollinator Plant Giveaway Did you know?  Pollinators are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat.  USDA…
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Apr 10 - Apr 17

All Day

Adults

Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

Join us for Virtual Money Smart Week 2021! This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people, especially those hardest hit by…

Class

Money Smart Week

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Apr 12 - Apr 18

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Alka Seltzer Rockets

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up an Alka Seltzer Rocket kit to take home. An out of this world experiment…

Arts & Crafts

Science

Take and Make

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Apr 12 - Apr 18

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café Dirt & Mud

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

Food

Take and Make

Under Five

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Apr 12 - Apr 18

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: Mini Canvas

Try your hand at painting a tiny masterpiece. This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Apr 15 - Apr 22

All Day

5 & Under

Storytime Anytime with Miss Anna

RIBBITT!!!!  Miss Anna has a hopping good storytime for you today! Find this week’s storytime on YouTube or Facebook!
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Apr 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing News of the World Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a…

Movie

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Apr 19 - Apr 25

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Upcycled Whatsit Container

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up an Upcycled Whatsit Container kit to take home. Make a keeper for all of…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Apr 19 - Apr 25

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café Chickens

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

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

Under Five

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Apr 19 - Apr 25

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: String Art

Get in on the string art craze. No hammer needed! This event is open to patrons in the 6th-12th grades while supplies…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Apr 19

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Perfecting Your Poetry & Performance

Plan to attend this poetry workshop with author, producer and spoken word poet Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey. Whether you’re a beginner…

Author Visit

poetry

Presentation

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Apr 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

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Apr 21

9:00 am - 4:00 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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Apr 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

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Apr 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

746 Needlework Club

The 746 Needlework Club meets the second and fourth Thursday each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome!…

Arts & Crafts

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Apr 22

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meeting Room A

Adults

Earth’s Bounty in Iowa: THEN & NOW

Explore Iowa’s agricultural heritage with us at this virtual event. You will learn about our state’s rich history of agriculture along with…

Presentation

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Apr 26 - May 02

All Day

Grades K-6, Kids

Fun On the Run: Stained Glass Suncatcher

Stop by the Youth Department to pick up a Stained Glass Suncatcher kit to take home. An eye catching craft for a…

Arts & Crafts

Take and Make

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Apr 26 - May 02

All Day

5 & Under, Kids

PreK Café Counting

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

Take and Make

Under Five

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Apr 26 - May 02

All Day

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone To Go: DIY Squishy

Customize a blank squishy using markers. This event is open to patrons in the 6-12th grades while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Apr 27

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Nancy Drew: the History of America’s Favorite Teen Sleuth

Ninety years ago, a plucky girl detective stepped out of her blue roadster and into the hearts of readers. The brainchild of…

Presentation

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May 01

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Español, Family, KidsTeen

¡Día de los niños y del libro!

¡Venga celebrar Día! Día es una iniciativa reconocida a nivel nacional que enfatiza la importancia de la alfabetización para todos los niños…
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May 01

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family, Kids

DÍA! Children’s Book Day!

The Library is celebrating children’s literature!  Stop by and choose a FREE book in English or Spanish and a bookmark craft to…

Drop-in

Take and Make

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May 01

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

May 03

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

The Curious Case of the Bipolar Detective

Licensed mental health counselor Monica M. Schmidt explores the intersection between mental health and literature in this presentation. Ms. Schmidt analyzes the various…

mental health

Presentation

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May 04

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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May 06

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults, Teen

NAMI: Ending the Silence

NAMI-ENDING THE SILENCE is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what…

Presentation

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May 06

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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May 08

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

ARTrageous for Adults

Step-by-Step Acrylic Painting ~ Red, White & BOOM! ARTrageous for Adults allows attendees of any skill level to recreate beautiful paintings by…

Arts & Crafts

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May 12

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D

Adults

Computer Class – Welcome to LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand educational library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. Let us show you…

Class

computer class

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May 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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May 13

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room B

Adults

Pottawattamie Conservation Speaker Series ~ Fundamentals of Garden Layers

Fundamentals of Garden Layers: Using Nature to Create Resilient and Beautiful Landscapes that Bring the Prairie Home Benjamin Vogt, owner of Monarch…

Pottawattamie Conservation

Presentation

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May 15

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Adults, FamilyKids

Pollinator PaLoOzA!

The Council Bluffs Public Library is celebrating pollinators!  Please join us in the courtyard in front of the Library to talk to…

Drop-in

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May 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conference Room A Council Bluffs Public Library

Adults

Saturday Matinee

Showing Soul Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz…

Movie

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May 17

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…
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May 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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May 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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May 25

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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May 27

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family, Kids

Youth Department @ the Farmer’s Market featuring LOVE ON A LEASH!

Join the Youth Department and their special guests Love on a Leash at the Farmer’s Market @ Bayliss!  Grab a book and…

Drop-in

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May 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

Jun 01

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

Jun 03

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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Jun 07

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen

Tinker Zone: Troll Pencils

Add some flair to a pencil with zany Troll hair! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…
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Jun 08

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen

Tinker Zone: Troll Pencils

Add some flair to a pencil with zany Troll hair! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…
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Jun 09

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen

Tinker Zone: Troll Pencils

Add some flair to a pencil with zany Troll hair! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…
Learn More

Jun 10

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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Jun 12

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen

Tinker Zone: Troll Pencils

Add some flair to a pencil with zany Troll hair! Tinker Zone features a different activity every week! Stay as long or…
Learn More

Jun 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

Learn More

Jun 17

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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Jun 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

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Jun 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

Jun 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

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Jun 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

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Jun 26

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teen Central

Tech, Teen

Tinker Zone: Oculus Rift

Enter the world of VR right here at Teen Central! Tinker Zone features a new activity every week! Stay for as long…

Gaming

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Jun 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 29

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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Jun 30

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Central

Teen

Tinker Zone: Fruit Coasters

Create a colorful coaster for your favorite summer drink. Tinker Zone features a different activity every week. Drop in for as long…

Arts & Crafts

DIY

Drop-in

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