Jun
17
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Jun 17 @ 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!

Passport to the Park – Cedar Valley Park @ Cedar Valley Park
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This week we dig a little deeper to see what the Earth looks like under our feet and make a snack complete with edible dirt and gummy worms!

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!

Diagnosing Dementia @ The Senior Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Monday, 6/17
2 – 3 PM in room 208
Presenters: Alzheimer’s Association and Dr. Richard
Laurent
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
and dementia can often feel like an
overwhelming, drawn out process. Join
the Alzheimer’s Association and clinical
neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Laurent
to learn more about what goes into
evaluating memory and thinking problems.
Understanding the types and purpose of
tests, as well as what to expect during an
evaluation, can be empowering. Receive
answers to your questions, such as how
different dementia are diagnosed and when is
it time to seek out a specialist.

School’s Out @ Ladd Library
Jun 17 @ 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!

Jun
18
Tue
A History of Shive-Hattery @ The History Center
Jun 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.

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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!

Book Report @ The Senior Center
Jun 18 @ 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.

Community Writing Center @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 18 @ 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.