Jun
18
Tue
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!

Storytellers – Teen Camp @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 18 @ 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!

Jun
19
Wed
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jun 19 @ 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 .

Storytellers – Teen Camp @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 19 @ 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!

School’s Out @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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!

Bubble Wonders – Anything is Possible @ Ladd Library
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each Wednesday night this summer, visit the Ladd Library for special performances and musical guests.

In a world of ever-decreasing attention spans, Geoff uses the wonders of bubbles, magic and storytelling as ways to capture and redirect the viewer’s attention. His presentation also shows others how to rekindle a sense of wonder in their own lives and demonstrates how persistence and a positive attitude can help make your dreams come true.

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands will be handed out one hour prior to each performance.

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

Jun
20
Thu
Bubble Wonders – Anything is Possible! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jun 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Each Thursday this summer, visit the Downtown Library for special performances and musical guests.

In a world of ever-decreasing attention spans, Geoff uses the wonders of bubbles, magic and storytelling as ways to capture and redirect the viewer’s attention. His presentation also shows others how to rekindle a sense of wonder in their own lives and demonstrates how persistence and a positive attitude can help make your dreams come true.

All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands will be handed out one hour prior to each performance (except for the 9:15a performance).

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

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Jun 20 @ 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 .