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!

Dance Party – Babies and Toddlers @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a half hour of silly, semi free-style, semi Librarian-led dancing! We’ll provide the music, bubbles and instruments, you bring the kids!

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!

Storytellers – Teen Camp @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Storytelling and writing help us to convey our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This camp will look at different forms of writing and storytelling. Each day will focus on a different style including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels. Clever writing prompts and games will get you inspired and ready to write. All experience levels are welcome.

This week-long camp focuses on writing, creativity, and cooperative skills. It will include minimal group work. Please make sure you can attend all days of the camp prior to registering. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day to check-in.

Please register by calling the library or online at https://events.crlibrary.org/event/1674676

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

Summer Classes at the Sass Family Farm @ Sass Family Farm
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Summer Classes at the Sass Family Farm @ Sass Family Farm | Riverside | Iowa | United States

Sass Family Farm offers 8 weeks of Summer Classes for kids and families alike, starting June 17th through Aug 7th.
Mondays – Creative Writing
Tuesdays – Art & Creativity
Wednesdays – Farm Life Classes
Each day will feature different areas of interest You can sign up for one or all of them! Check out what we have planned at http://sassfamilyfarm.com/events/2019-06/

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 .

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!” @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am

Elephant and Piggie are the best, best, “bestus” friends in the whole world! Based on the award-winning books by Mo Willems, this irresistible look at friendship will have audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!