Jul
16
Tue
Stories at Jacolyn Park @ Jacolyn Park
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Enjoy summertime stories and an activity at Jacolyn Park, located at Jacolyn Dr NW & Gordon Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

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

Jul
17
Wed
School’s Out @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A stimulating hour for elementary school children on days when school is not in session.

School’s out for summer! Each School’s Out program for children K-5 will give children the chance to try something new, fun (and maybe messy!).

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

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium – Ocean Odyssey @ Ladd Library
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our traveling touch tank brings live ocean animals to you! Break down some of the common misconceptions about sharks and sting rays. We will highlight adaptations these critters have to survive, their importance to the ecosystem and discover how you can help with conservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands wet and touch one of these amazing animals!

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands for guaranteed seating will be handed out one hour prior to each performance.

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

Jul
18
Thu
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium – Ocean Odyssey @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Our traveling touch tank brings live ocean animals to you! Break down some of the common misconceptions about sharks and sting rays. We will highlight adaptations these critters have to survive, their importance to the ecosystem and discover how you can help with conservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands wet and touch one of these amazing animals!

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands for guaranteed seating will be handed out one hour prior to each performance.

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

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium – Ocean Odyssey @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Our traveling touch tank brings live ocean animals to you! Break down some of the common misconceptions about sharks and sting rays. We will highlight adaptations these critters have to survive, their importance to the ecosystem and discover how you can help with conservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands wet and touch one of these amazing animals!

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands for guaranteed seating will be handed out one hour prior to each performance.

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

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium – Ocean Odyssey @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our traveling touch tank brings live ocean animals to you! Break down some of the common misconceptions about sharks and sting rays. We will highlight adaptations these critters have to survive, their importance to the ecosystem and discover how you can help with conservation efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands wet and touch one of these amazing animals!

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands for guaranteed seating will be handed out one hour prior to each performance.

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

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Jul 18 @ 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.! Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

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

Jul
19
Fri
Parachute Fun! @ Ladd Library
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs downtown! Parachute play encourages physical activity and promotes the development of motor coordination and social skills.

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

Jul
22
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Music on the Move @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for 30 minutes of music and play while we explore songs, instruments, games, rhythms, chants, movement and a variety of musical styles.

Lisa Klosterman will provide a demonstration of her Music on the Move class. Join us for 30 minutes of music and play while we explore songs, instruments, games, rhythms, chants, movement and a variety of musical styles. Exploring music can help children develop early literacy skills, which are the foundation for successful reading and language development later in life.

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