Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs on Thursdays at Ladd Library.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

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 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 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 23 @ 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.

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Church Basement Ladies @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
May 23 @ 2:00 pm

Church Basement Ladies
May 2 – May 26

Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran.” Written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke. Music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.

Fall in love with your favorite Lutheran Ladies all over again in the very first installment of the wildly popular Church Basement Ladies Series!

Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 23 @ 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 Art Gallery.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

Harmony Hawks Open House @ Scottish Rite Temple
May 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Harmony Hawks Open House @ Scottish Rite Temple | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

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Free Book Friday @ Ladd Library
May 24 all-day

Just like the name says, we’re giving away free books this Friday! Find your new favorite book before it’s released to the public. Discover a well loved copy of a classic. Free Book Friday happens once a month in the Union. The books featured are a mix of advanced reader copies and discarded items. Please take what you want, but leave enough for others.

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

Free English Language Class for Adults @ Coralville Public Library
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Free English Language Class for Adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms.

With support from the Friends of the Coralville Public Library.

Childcare is not provided.

Questions? Email

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 24 @ 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.

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

A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
May 24 @ 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.