“Flight Pattern: Birds in Art” Exhibition
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Flight Pattern: Birds in Art" Exhibition

Flight Pattern: Birds in Art
March 2018 – March 2019

In flight or at rest, birds have long fascinated artists. Often used as symbolic objects for particular virtues, families, or countries, birds in art can carry meaning far beyond their forms. From John Buck’s vibrant woodcut of the extinct dodo bird to Laurie Hogin’s fantastically feathered creations, Flight Pattern celebrates the great variety of avian art in the CRMA collection.

Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jan 17 @ 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


Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 17 @ 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!

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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!

My Antonia by Willa Cather (book cover)Thursday, January 17 : My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Antonia is the third book of the Prairie Trilogy, which began with O, Pioneers, and tells the story of several immigrant families who settle in Nebraska. In evocative prose, My Antonia documents the struggles of hard-working immigrants while immersing the reader in the prairie landscape.





Uprka and Wine @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Uprka and Wine @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Joža Uprka used his paintings to help document the traditions and folk life of Southern Moravia. With the way he detailed the outfits and faces of his subjects, it would seem a daunting task to try to paint like him, but have no fear! Tonight you will be guided through your own painting inspired by Uprka’s work. If you need some liquid courage, we will have our cash bar there for you to enjoy.

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library - Storytime Room
Jan 17 @ 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 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. Registration is no longer required!

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

A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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.