Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults.
Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete February 2017 calendar of library programs and events for adults.

Book Discussion Groups

The Library offers several monthly book discussion groups including:
Mystery
Worlds Away (SciFi/Fantasy)
Lunch Bunch
Biographies in History
Poetry Club
Cook By the Book New this season!

Featured books are available at the second floor Reference Desk.

Do you want to start your own discussion group? Reserve a book discussion kit today!
Click here for more information on book discussion kits.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Warm up with some good books this winter for the chance to win some great prizes during Hot Reads for Cold Nights, our adult Winter Reading Program that runs January 7 – March 18, 2017.
Beginning January 7th, log your activities online to earn chances for raffle prizes. Prizes include book bags, stadium blankets and flash lights and will be awarded by random drawings. Winners will be notified by email or telephone. Click here to submit your entries.

Big Library Read

Join this global eBook club for the Big Library Read March 16th-30th. This year’s selection, The Art of the Pie: a Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings and Life by Kate McDermott, will be available for unlimited checkout as a downloadable eBook during the Big Library Read beginning on March 16th. Look for more information coming soon…

Upcoming Special Programs

Get more information or sign up for programs and classes at the Reference desk.

Pinterest’d In… Magazine Art
Monday, February 27th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Recycle with flair! Turn old magazines into unique art.
Supplies will be provided.
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

The Omaha Pipes and Drums
Thursday, March 9th 6:30-7:30pm
Meeting Room B
Nothing stirs the emotions like the sound of Bagpipes! Celebrate International Bagpipe Day with us!
Organized in 1970 as a competition and performance band, The Omaha Pipes and Drums is a non-profit teaching organization providing free highland bagpipe and drumming lessons.

Author Visit ~ CHARLES TODD ~
Monday, March 13th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Join acclaimed mystery author Charles Todd, best known for his Inspector Rutledge novels, set in post World War I England. Author talk and signing.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, March 20th 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
De-stress and self-express. Use our supplies, or bring your own. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

Actividad de Familia
Saturday, March 25th 11:00-12:00pm
Meeting Room A
Board Game Day ~ Join us for an hour of board game fun!
Dia de juegos de mesa ~ Acompanenos por una hora para jugar juegos de mesa.

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, March 25th 6:30-8:30pm
Meeting Room B
Step by Step Alcohol Ink Painting
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

Keeping $$ Happy and Healthy
Wednesday, March 29th 3:00-4:00pm
Iowa Room
This class is designed to offer tips for success, education on danger zones and some key habits that can help to make your finances healthier and eventually make your life happier!
Presented by Heartland Family Service and Horseshoe Casino.

Fic to Flick
Friday, April TBA
Meeting Room B
Read the Words…See the Picture.
Check out the book now and read Title To Be Announced. Bring the book and we’ll watch the film adaptation. A book/movie discussion will follow. This film is rated R. Attendees younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Books are available at the Reference Desk.
This is an after-hours event. Library doors will re-open at 5:45pm for this event only. There will be no checkins or checkouts available.

Adult Computer and Makerspace Classes

Tiempo de Tecnologia con Yvonne
Debido a baja asistencia “Tiempo de Tecnología con Yvonne” será cancelado hasta nuevo aviso.

Open Computer Help Time
Tuesday, February 28th 6:30-8:00pm and Monday, March 6th 1:30-3:00pm
Do you have questions about your new device? Would you like to learn how to download an audiobook or eBook?
Bring your computer and device questions. Bring your tablet or laptop with you!

Digitize Your Memories
Wednesday, March 8th 6:30-8:00pm
Transfer your home videos to DVD.

Lamination Demonstration
Wednesday, March 15th 6:30-8:00pm
Life in plastic – it’s fantastic!
Come see a demonstration of our large format laminator – up to 24 inches wide. Bring up to four items to be laminated.

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, March 22nd 6:30-8:00pm

Virtual Reality Demonstration
Tuesday, March 28th 6:30-8:00pm
Take a look at the future today with a hands-on demonstration of VR.

Groups & Clubs

Adult Board Game Night Join us! Come play new and classic board and card games. This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it is free to attend. You are welcome to bring your favorite games or just stop in to join a game. Click here for more information on our Board Game Collection.

Manga/Anime for Adults This group meets every Monday at 6:45 to discuss and share our favorite Japanese books and movies. If you are interested in joining us, please stop by or inquire at the Reference Desk.

Coloring Club for Adults This group meets the third Monday each month. Experience the stress-reducing benefits and creative self-discovery of adult coloring. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring utensils and prints if you prefer. Color, relax and chat – bring a friend!

746 Needlework Club This group meets the second and fourth Thursday each month. Needlework – Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery – All skill levels welcome! Bring your own supplies or projects to work on.

Cake Pan Collection

Check out a cake pan with your library card! Click here to browse our collection – we have over 65 different pans to choose from!

Test Proctoring

The Council Bluffs Public Library offers test proctoring when adequate personnel, facilities, and technology are available. For more information on Test Proctoring at the Library, please click here or contact the Reference Department.

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