Community Writing Center @ Coralville Public Library
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Need help with your paper, story, poem, nonfiction, personal statement, cover letter, resume, TOEFL preparation essay, or any other kind of writing? Our Community Writing Center can help! No appointment necessary.

The Community Writing Center will be available weekly on Tuesdays in June and July.  It is staffed by tutors from the University of Iowa’s Writing Center.

Garden Appetizers @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We’ve partnered with New Pioneer Coop to present yummy, fresh appetizers for discerning palettes. Want to learn some new ways to use produce this summer? This event is for you!

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org

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

The History Center: Walking Tour – Kenwood Park Neighborhood @ Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This engaging walking tour features the area once known as the town of Kenwood Park from the early 1880’s until it was annexed into Cedar Rapids in 1926. Learn about the old “Main Street” buildings of Kenwood and discover the old streetcar and railroad routes in the area.

This tour also looks at longtime industrial and commercial business historic sites as well as a look at a home where artist Grant Wood lived between 1916 and 1924 near Mt. Calvary Cemetery and Indian Creek.

Ticket Prices
Members: $5
General: $7

Free English Language Class for Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Jul 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 ehampe@coralville.org

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jul 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!

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jul 24 @ 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 .

Summer Art Camp @ Thou Art Gallery
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Admission at the CRMA! @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For the tenth year in a row, it’s FREE SUMMER AT THE CRMA!!! From now until Sunday, September 1, admission to the CRMA is Free. Come in as often as you would like and view all of our 16 galleries, relax in the Carnegie Library, and browse in the Museum Store. We would like to thank our sponsors for giving this opportunity to our community: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Transamerica, TrueNorth, UFG Insurance, and media sponsor The Gazette.
John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.

Museum Store Artist of the Month, Doug Hansen @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Artist of the Month, Doug Hansen