Celebrate International Games Day at Council Bluffs Public Library

Get ready for a day of gaming excitement at Council Bluffs Public Library as they celebrate International Games Day. From board games to video game tournaments, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Join us as we explore new games, test our skills, and have a blast together!

Gaming Activities for the Whole Family

Join the Council Bluffs Public Library for a day of gaming fun for the entire family.

Experience a day filled with exciting gaming activities at the Council Bluffs Public Library. Starting at 10 a.m., the Board Game Wagon will be on-site, offering a wide selection of board games for individuals and groups to try out. Volunteers will be available to teach and guide participants in learning new games.

If you prefer a virtual gaming experience, head to Meeting Room A at 11 a.m. for action-packed video games. For the younger ones, tabletop gaming will be available in the tree house in the Youth Department starting at 11:30 a.m. Teens can also join in the fun with a video game tournament at 1 p.m. in Teen Central.

Games are not only entertaining but also provide a fun and motivating way to learn. They encourage social interaction, sharpen problem-solving and strategy skills, and improve eye-hand coordination. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a day of gaming with your family!

Discover the Magic of 'The Nutcracker'

Experience the enchantment of 'The Nutcracker' performed by the American Midwest Ballet.

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a performance of 'The Nutcracker' by the American Midwest Ballet. The Council Bluffs show will take place on Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center. Witness the versatility of the ballet's cast of professional artists and student dancers from across the metro area.

'The Nutcracker' is a beloved holiday classic and the most popular ballet in the world. Experience the enchantment of this timeless production before it moves to the Orpheum Theater in Omaha for shows on December 9 and December 10.

Don't miss your chance to be captivated by the beauty and grace of 'The Nutcracker' ballet. It's a family tradition for many and a magical experience for all.

Upcoming Events

Explore other exciting events happening in the area this week.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Saturday, Nov. 18

  • The Band and Orchestra Parents of Thomas Jefferson High School will host their fall craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy browsing through a variety of crafts and catch a glimpse of Santa Claus.
  • Join the Autumn's End Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Experience the beauty of nature and enjoy the last of the autumn leaves.

Monday, Nov. 20

Unwind and relax at the Adult Coloring Club at the Council Bluffs Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coloring has been proven to have a calming effect and reduce stress, while also allowing for creative self-discovery.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Embark on a Hike for Health Club meeting at Hitchcock Nature Center at 9 a.m. Led by a fitness instructor and avid hiker, this club is designed for people aged 50 and older who want to stay active and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Join the music bingo night at Maloneys Live at 7:30 p.m. Test your music knowledge and enjoy a fun-filled evening with friends.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a potluck at the Carson Community Center at noon. Enjoy good food, watch parades, play games, and spend time with wonderful company.

Friday, Nov. 24

Visit the Walnut Creek Historical Society's tree festival held in conjunction with the annual Christmas Walk in Walnut. Explore beautifully decorated Christmas trees and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.

Don't miss the book signing event with Chef Kevin Shinn at The Terrace at 6 p.m. Meet the author and restaurateur while enjoying a delightful evening.

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