Adult Services

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

Book Clubs

The Library offers several monthly book clubs including:
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 book club? Reserve a book discussion kit today!
Click here for more information on book discussion kits.

Upcoming Special Programs

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

Keeping $$ Happy and Healthy
Wednesday, April 26th 12:30-1:30pm
This session will be held in the Makerspace.
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

Pinterest’d In… Woven May Baskets
Monday, May 1st 6:30-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Learn a paper weaving technique for making unique May baskets.
** All supplies will be provided.
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

FREE Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6th 1:00-4:00pm
Meeting Room B
Join us for activities and a FREE comic in honor of Free Comic Book Day 2017!

Local Author Fair
Sunday, May 7th 1:00-3:00pm
Visit with local authors. Books will be available for purchase.
Authors include: John Achor, Marla Benjamin, Leo Biga, George Hast, Richard Heininger, Ilona Holland, Ryan Roenfeld, Ryan Sinclair and Carl Smith.

Coloring Club for Adults
Monday, May 15th 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!

Mental Health Awareness Author Visit ~ Virginia Pillars
Wednesday, May 17th 6:30pm
Meeting Room A
Join us as we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. Visit with Virginia Pillars, author of Broken Brain, Fortified Faith: Lessons of Hope through a Child’s Mental Illness.

Actividad de Familia
No Activity in May

Long Term Care, Q & A
Monday, May 22nd 6:30pm OR Tuesday, May 23rd 10:00am
Meeting Room B
Learn more about long term care options and changes in Medicare and Medicaid.

Mental Health Awareness Speaker ~ Aimee Quicke
Wednesday, May 24th 6:30pm
Meeting Room A
Join us as we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. Aimee Quicke presents Aimee’s Past, the Turning Point and Moving Forward.

ARTrageous for Adults
Saturday, May 27th 6:30-8:30pm
Meeting Room B
Painting project TBA
Space is limited, please contact the Reference Desk to check on availability.

Saturday Matinee
Saturday, June 10th 2:00-4:00pm
Meeting Room B
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ~ FREE Popcorn!

Fic to Flick
Friday, July *** 6:00-9:00pm
Meeting Room B
Read the Words…See the Picture.
Check out the book now and read TBA. Bring the book and we’ll watch the film adaptation. A book/movie discussion will follow.
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.

Author Visit ~ GARTH STEIN
Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30-8:30pm
Meeting Room B
Join film producer and New York Times Bestselling author Garth Stein, as he talks about his newest book, A Sudden Light.
Author talk and book signing.

Money Smart Week is April 22-29

Scout Night – Join us for Money Smart Scout Night, where you will learn specific requirements for your badges relating to money.
Monday, April 24th 6:00-8:00pm

AARP Teleconference – Don’t be fooled by imposter scams! Learn to identify the warning signs and protect yourself. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, April 25th 10:00-11:00am

Spot, Stop and Avoid Fraud – Learn more about identity theft and imposter scams.
Friday, April 28 12:30-2:00pm at The Center

Kite Event
Saturday, April 29 10:00am-12:00pm at the CB Rec Complex

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, April 25th 6:30-8:00pm and Monday, May 1st 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!

Excel Basics
Wednesday, April 26th 6:30-8:00pm

Paper Craft Origami with the Silhouette Cameo Cutter
Tuesday, May 9th 6:30-8:00pm

PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, May 10th 6:30-8:00pm

Living On Cloud 9 – What is Cloud Computing?
Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30-8:00pm
Have you heard of the Cloud, but you’re not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it?  Take a look at some common Cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient Cloud computing can be.

Simple 3D Printed Flowers
Wednesday, May 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Use the 3D printer to make a simple flower.

Digitize Your Old Slides
Wednesday, May 31st 6:30-8:00pm
Bring in your old slides and we’ll bring you into the 21st century!

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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