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!

Passport to the Parks – Time Check Park @ Time Check Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Garden Yard Games!

Every Monday starting June 10th through July 29th we’ll be at a different park in the city. This year we’re partnering with Linn County Education Outreach and we’ll be learning something new about agriculture- from how things grow to how we can make a positive impact on the environment. This program will be geared towards Pre-k- elementary aged kids. Attend more than five and earn an Ag Brag Certificate. We’ll also be connecting each site to the closest community garden/urban farm to give families the opportunity to learn about food production in their neighborhoods and how to get more involved in their own food production.

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

School’s Out @ Ladd Library
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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!

Jul
23
Tue
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jul 23 @ 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 .

Stories at Jacolyn Park @ Jacolyn Park
Jul 23 @ 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!

The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Activities to bring school-aged children and older adults together and form intergenerational relationships.

Adults from The Gardens of Cedar Rapids will be on hand to make alongside and assist children with a variety of crafts and treats in this summer series of programs. Grandparents and older adults are encouraged to accompany children to this event as well.

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

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.

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

Jul
24
Wed
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