Nov
14
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Nov 14 @ 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. Registration is no longer required!

 

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

History on Tap: U.S. Railroads During World War I @ The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm
History on Tap: U.S. Railroads During World War I @ The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Grab a beer and hear Rudolph Daniels share the fascinating history and incredible stories of U.S. railroad operations that occurred during WWI. American production of tracks and equipment was absolutely astounding, not to mention the logistics of transporting locomotives and cars to three regions of the globe, including Siberia.

Cost: Free, registration preferred.
All food and drink to be purchased at Quarter Barrel.
Happy Hour Specials: 1/2 price house beers and 1/2 price appetizers from 3-6pm on weekdays.

This program is made possible by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The History on Tap Series is sponsored by CRST International.

Family Matters: Be the Change Series @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Matters is a monthly inter-generational series that focuses on nourishing the precious bonds that hold our families together. Each month there will be an opportunity to spend quality time with your family member and learn or create something new.

Over the next three months we will introduce you to a non-profit or organization in the City that will present on how you can help. Each session will have a hands-on activity for you to make or build. Small changes can have a big impact! Come and see how you can be the change you wish to see in the world. All ages welcome.

Please register online at crlibrary.org

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

Nov
15
Thu
Story Time @ Ladd Library
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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

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

Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 15 @ 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 Maker Room.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

 

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

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Make new furry friends and improve your reading skills! Several Therapy Dogs International pups will be at Ladd Library the 3rd Thursday each month for kids to meet, greet, and read to. No pre-registration necessary; just drop in at 6:30 pm. And stay until 7 pm when our talented canines will perform some tricks.

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

Nov
16
Fri
Guest Program: Play & Learn @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am

CRPL will host Play & Learn on Friday mornings for the month of November. Play & Learn of East Central Iowa is an organized play group for young children (0-5 years old) and the people who take care of them.

You will have lots of FUN together:
• Telling Stories
• Creating Art
• Singing Songs
• Playing
• Learning!

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

Anything Could Happen! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Every Friday, you’re out early. You’re bored and looking for something to do. Your search is over! Friday afternoons starting at 1:30, we will have themed activities for teens ranging from making stuffed animals to playing with robots. Meet us in the Union at the Downtown Library. Anything could happen!

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

Nov
17
Sat
Iowa Birds of Prey @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Iowa Raptor Center will present a program on owls and bring 2 birds for children and their families to learn about and interact with.

 

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

Playtime Poppy Presents: Disney’s Little Mermaid JR. @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Playtime Poppy introduces characters from Kennedy High School’s Disney’s Little Mermaid JR. production. Children will watch a vignette from the play, followed by an opportunity to interact with the cast. Sponsored by Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre

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