Apr
9
Tue
One2Read: Nick Bruel – Bad Kitty Gets a Bath @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series, will visit the library as part of the One2Read program. Join Nick as he reads from Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, talks about being an author and illustrator, and answers questions. Books will be available for purchase, and autographs will be available after the talk.

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

Apr
19
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 19 @ 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!

Apr
20
Sat
Sunshine Spring Spectacular @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for our annual Spring Sunshine Spectacular. Play games, craft, hunt for eggs, dance and listen to seasonal stories. The Easter Bunny will be here and ready to have his picture taken with you!

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

May
4
Sat
Harp Adventures @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A concert for kids (and all ages), exploring how music can create pictures or help to tell a story. Presented by Orchestra Iowa School Harp Ensemble

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

May
6
Mon
Virtual Reality @ Ladd Library
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 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 Art Gallery.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

May
13
Mon
Wild Prairie Wind Quartet @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Enjoy a performance by the Wild Prairie Wind Quartet from the University of Iowa.

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

Harry Potter World LEGOs @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Harry Potter fans to build an enormous LEGO Hogwart’s Castle.

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

May
14
Tue
Harry Potter World LEGOs @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Harry Potter fans to build an enormous LEGO Hogwart’s Castle.

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

Professor Sprout’s Mandrake Cultivation Class @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Cultivate a mandrake with Pomona Sprout, Hogwart’s renowned Herbology Professor, then take it home to help ward off petrification!

Celebrate Harry Potter Week at the Cedar Rapids Public Library!

Professor Sprout’s Mandrake Cultivation Class in Beems Auditorium B gives wizards (and muggles) a chance to cultivate a mandrake to take home. As you know, mature mandrake root is essential to mandrake restorative potion, which could cure you if you encounter petrification. Slight chance of immature mandrakes on premises; students responsible for their own hearing protection.

Professor Pomona Sprout teaches Herbology at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

See Cedar Rapids Public Library’s full event calendar for more Harry Potter Week events, and be sure to take in Orchestra Iowa’s Music of Harry Potter Concert May 18 and 19, 2019.

Wizarding Wand Workshop @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate Harry Potter Week at the Cedar Rapids Public Library!

Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Diagon Alley, is providing all the materials for this magical workshop.  The complexities of choosing materials are left to the materials themselves, as they will speak to students who truly focus their magical powers.

“The wand chooses the wizard. That much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore… If you are any wizard at all you will be able to channel your magic through almost any instrument. The best results, however, must always come where there is the strongest affinity between wizard and wand. These connections are complex. An initial attraction, and then a mutual quest for experience, the wand learning from the wizard, the wizard from the wand.” – Mr. Ollivander

See Cedar Rapids Public Library’s full event calendar for more Harry Potter Week events, and be sure to take in Orchestra Iowa’s Music of Harry Potter Concert May 18 and 19, 2019..

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