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A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Established in 1895, Shive-Hattery has a long history in Linn County, impacting the direction of growth and development in the county. This exhibit provides a glimpse into a history that spans over 120 years of engineering and architectural business.

The influence and expansion of this significant company has remarkable roots, shaping the direction the company has taken today.

Sponsored by Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Pieced Together: Linn County Quilts of Fellowship @ The History Center
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This quilt exhibit will highlight The History Center’s collection of quilts was they relate to community and friendship.

Exploring the expressions of companionship through quilting patterns and styles, this exhibit reads between the stitches. Drawing on family connections and civic minded groups, the quilts displayed illustrate how people from Linn County represented their relationships through quilting.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times Exhibition @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times Exhibition @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Exhibition
Now – May 19, 2019

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as vivid evidence of John Kennedy’s imprint upon the American conscience. More Info >>

Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Terra Nova: Ten Years

November 3, 2018 – October 6, 2019

The CRMA celebrates ten years of collaborating with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. In 2009, the CRMA began meeting with artists who had completed residencies at the Ceramics Center and acquiring a piece of their work—often completed during their residency—for the Museum’s collection. This mutually beneficial arrangement allowed the artists to establish themselves in a museum collection and receive professional experience with curators while growing the CRMA’s collection of three-dimensional art. The exhibition will display artwork from every resident from 2009 to 2018 and both executive directors, a testament to the fruitfulness of this collaboration.

Please check our website for hours and parking information. Other exhibits are listed at http://www.crma.org/Exhibition/Exhibition.aspx

 

Family Movie @ Coralville Public Library
Mar 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us at the Coralville Library for a super afternoon movie! Bring the whole family to Incredibles 2. We’ll pop the popocorn.

Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur. This event is held in the Maker Room.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

CR Comic Book Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comic book talk with other fans spotlighting a particular character, creator, or genre.

Are you a comic book enthusiast? Want to share your love for this artful style of literature? Join the CR Comic Book Club at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Downtown Library for comic book talk with other fans. Each month spotlights a particular character, creator, or genre, and we let the conversation go wherever it takes us. All ages and interest levels are welcome and invited to attend.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs.Then stay as the pups perform at 7 p.m.!

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Novel Conversations @ Coralville Public Library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting.  Multiple copies of each book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and ebook editions.

Novel Conversations meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Board Room. Refreshments are served!

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (book cover)Thursday, March 21 : Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Frank and April Wheeler seem to be living the American Dream in 1950s suburban Connecticut. Yates’s classic novel documents their growing dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the possibility of ever living authentic lives. Revolutionary Road is is part of a series of events for the University of Iowa’s theme semester on the American Dream.

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library - Storytime Room
Mar 21 @ 10:15 pm – 10:45 pm

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays.