Nov
17
Sat
Immigrant Foodways: Dough Ornaments @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm
Immigrant Foodways: Dough Ornaments @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Back by popular demand we will be offering not one but two classes where you can learn how to make Vizovickě Pečivo, or dough ornaments, which have been made in the Czech lands since the 16th century, traditionally to decorate Christmas trees! We will also talk about other holiday traditions and celebrate holiday memories.

Cost: $5, registration required. Space is limited. Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nov
19
Mon
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center

Have you read all the “how to knit” books,
watched YouTube videos a gazillion times, and
are still unclear as to actually knit?
Join an actual instructor face to face, yarn to yarn,
and needles to needles as you explore the basics
of knitting: terminology, cast on, the garter stitch,
and bind off. This is a one-session class. Equipment/
materials needed: size US 8 straight needles
(10″ recommended); 229 yards of light color, worsted
weight yarn; tapestry or darning needle.
Angie Jordan has over 20 years of knitting experience
and over 8 years of teaching knitting. She emphasizes
patience and mindfulness while growing your confidence
in your ability to knit in your own unique style.

Nov
21
Wed
School’s Out: Holiday Miniatures @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get ready for the holidays!
Elementary school children are invited to the Ladd Library Community Room to create an original miniature holiday scene. Our team has scrounged up tiny corked bottles and festive decorations. Bottles can be used for table display or sealed and worn as a pendant. Either way, they are sure to take a place of honor during the upcoming holiday season.

 

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

Nov
28
Wed
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center

Have you read all the “how to knit” books,
watched YouTube videos a gazillion times, and
are still unclear as to actually knit?
Join an actual instructor face to face, yarn to yarn,
and needles to needles as you explore the basics
of knitting: terminology, cast on, the garter stitch,
and bind off. This is a one-session class. Equipment/
materials needed: size US 8 straight needles
(10″ recommended); 229 yards of light color, worsted
weight yarn; tapestry or darning needle.
Angie Jordan has over 20 years of knitting experience
and over 8 years of teaching knitting. She emphasizes
patience and mindfulness while growing your confidence
in your ability to knit in your own unique style.

Nov
30
Fri
Guest Program: Play & Learn @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 30 @ 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!

Dec
1
Sat
The History Center – Holiday Bazaar @ The History Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with handmade gifts from local artisans! Meet longtime Linn County columnist and author Jim Delong, author of Times of Our Lives: Cedar Rapids in the Good Old Days.

The book includes little known historical anecdotes, memorabilia, and rare
photographs of Cedar Rapids and surrounding area. This event is free and open to the public (admission will be charged to those wishing to visit the galleries unless they are History Center members).

Time for Slime @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Children and their parents are invited to make their own slime and take it home with them!

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

Dec
7
Fri
The History Center – A Very Vintage Holiday @ The History Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The History Center for a very special holiday event, including a screening of the 1910 silent film A Christmas Carol! Enjoy traditional holiday music performed by Nancy Patrick, children from Coolidge Elementary School choir, and Prairie High School’s Cantabile select chorus. Families can make a holiday ornament to take home and have their family
picture taken.

Photographer George Henry and historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will be available for book signings. Enjoy hot cocoa and mulled wine during the event.

Admission for this event is $5 at the door.  Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase during the event.

Dec
27
Thu
School’s Out! Puffy Fluffy Paintings @ Ladd Library
Dec 27 2018 @ 12:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Make a puffy fluffy snowperson snowglobe card.

Please register online at www.crlibrary.org

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

Dec
28
Fri
Anything Could Happen! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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!