Free Book Friday @ Ladd Library
Apr 26 all-day
12:00 am
Just like the name says, we’re giving away free books this Friday! Find your new favorite book before it’s released to the public. Discover a well loved copy of a...
Anything Could Happen! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 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...
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs on Tuesdays downtown. We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!
Board to Bits @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
Tuesdays were made for gaming. We’ve an extensive collection of board games to choose from and co-op video games. We alternate between board games and video games each week. Bring...
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
9:30 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...
Reality Bites @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Reality Bites is a participatory program that explores important topics in our community and allows us to discuss them in an a constructive way pushing us forward and helping us...
Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 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...
Harp Adventures @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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...
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2:00 pm
Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Oct-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how...
Parachute Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
Join us for a session of parachute games and songs downtown! Parachute play encourages physical activity and promotes the development of motor coordination and social skills. We always recommend confirming...
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs on Tuesdays downtown. We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!
Board to Bits @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
Tuesdays were made for gaming. We’ve an extensive collection of board games to choose from and co-op video games. We alternate between board games and video games each week. Bring...
Family Matters @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Family Matters is an intergenerational program that nourishes the bonds of community and cherishes quality time spent together. Family also doesn’t necessarily mean just the nuclear family but anyone you...
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
9:30 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...
Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 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...
After School Discovery – Crayon Melt @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
Time after school to enjoy the library and do something different. Bring your friends, choose your favorite board game to play and enjoy a snack! We always recommend confirming details...
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
9:30 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...
Pied Piper Concert (Brass) @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children. This months’ event will feature brass instruments. Concert times are at 9:30 and 10:30....
Anything Could Happen! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 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...
Speed Friending @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Come to network, mingle and have fun! Are you a Native of Cedar Rapids? An out-of-stater, or perhaps from even further a-field? Whether you’ve been here for years, are a...
Wild Prairie Wind Quartet @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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
3:00 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!
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs on Tuesdays downtown. We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!
Harry Potter World LEGOs @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
3:00 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!
Board to Bits @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
3:30 pm
Tuesdays were made for gaming. We’ve an extensive collection of board games to choose from and co-op video games. We alternate between board games and video games each week. Bring...
Professor Sprout’s Mandrake Cultivation Class @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...
Wizarding Wand Workshop @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 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...
Harry Potter Virtual Reality Experience @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
It’s Harry Potter Week! Discover Hogwarts via virtual reality in the commons of the downtown library. Virtual reality experience is for adults and teens. Must be 10+ to participate. We...
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am
9:30 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...
Harry Potter World LEGOs @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
3:00 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!