Adult Services

Click here to view all upcoming events and programs for adults.
Click here to view a printable pdf of the complete May 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.

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
Celebrate great writing and great art! FREE issues while they last and little surprise for the first lucky patrons to attend.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in.
The Public Library is your official home of FCB in CB!

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.

Look Up to the Stars
Thursday, June 1st 7:00-8:00pm
Meeting Room B
Are you ready for the astronomical event of the decade? On August 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to the first total eclipse of the Sun visible in the country in almost 40 years! Because the 2017 total eclipse will be visible only in the U.S., it is being called the All American Total Solar Eclipse.
To kick things off, stop in and enjoy an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders, as well as a refreshingly large perspective gained by looking up to the stars! Participants will have the opportunity to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting. Presented by former NASA consultant Kevin Manning.

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.

Adult Computer and Makerspace Classes

Tiempo de Tecnologia con Yvonne
Horario: 6pm a 7pm
Dia: Jueves
Haga cita para recibir ayuda utilizando una computadora o para aprender mas de los recursos de la biblioteca y mucho mas.
Mande mensaje a

Open Computer Help Time
Monday, May 1st 1:30-3:00pm and Tuesday, May 30th 6:30-8:00pm
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!

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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