May
20
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
May 20 @ 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!

Virtual Reality @ Ladd Library
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 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 Art Gallery.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

May
21
Tue
A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
May 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.

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs on Tuesdays downtown.

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

Museum Store Artists of the Month: Women of the Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Museum store is highlighting various women artists, in celebration of the month of May. If you are looking for something for the creative women in your life, we have a fabulous selection. Please stop in and enjoy the assortment!

Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

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 see our website for hours and holiday closings.

http://www.crma.org/Content/Visit/Hours-and-Admission.aspx

 

Bill Johnson on Piano! @ The Senior Center
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Tuesday, 5/21
2 PM in the Assembly Room
Bill Johnson has been playing concerts at
The Center for at least twenty years. Included
in this program are a dramatic early sonata
by Beethoven, two atmospheric pieces by
Debussy, and for good measure, a couple
Chopin waltzes.

Book Report @ The Senior Center
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Required
Tuesdays, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20
2 – 3:30 PM in room 209
Facilitator: Diana Durham
A book club that meets once a month for an
informal round table discussion and sharing
of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose
your favorite author old or new, best sellers
or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories
or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone
who is interested in finding new authors
while exploring the abundance of reading
opportunities in our City of Literature is
welcome.
Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward
to sharing her favorite books and expanding
her repertoire by listening and exploring your
suggestions.

Board to Bits @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesdays were made for gaming. We’ve an extensive collection of board games to choose from and co-op video games. We alternate between board games and video games each week. Bring your friends and try them out!

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