Feb
19
Wed
CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Join the All-Ages meeting of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club from 5:30 to 7:30 pm weekly on Wednesdays at the Downtown Library for a relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game! Whether you are interested in learning chess, advancing your knowledge of the game, or teaching others, you are invited to attend. For more information, connect with us on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

WARM Trivia Night @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Put on your thinking caps for another Coralville Public Library Trivia Night. There will be prizes, refreshments, and a good time to be had by all! No need for a team, as we will create those at the start of the evening.

This program is intended for adults, and is part of Winter Adult Reading Month (WARM).

Feb
20
Thu
Art Lovers Book Club @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

Join our long-running book club as it focuses on Impressionism-related titles during the run of Across the Atlantic. All are welcome.

Free Third Thursdays on Third @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the third Thursday of the month (on Third Avenue) for free admission to the entire museum from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy all that the CRMA has to offer, including our special temporary exhibitions Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens and Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection.

Begin Sewing – Quilt Top @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants who know how to sew or want to learn how to sew will help assemble and machine sew squares into a quilt top.

The finished quilt top will be donated to East Iowa Heirloom Quilters Share Our Skills to finish into a quilt for local charities.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

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

Pajama Storytime: Under the Big Top @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ever wondered what it might be like to perform in a traveling circus? Join us for daring feats, thrilling stunts, and maybe a little clowning around. Wear your PJ’s and bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with. We’ll meet in the galleries for stories at 6:30pm, surrounded by the artwork in the galleries, and then create a work of art to take home. It’s free for kids & their adult companions.

Novel Conversations @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction.
Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting.  Multiple copies of each
book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and
ebook editions.

Novel Conversations meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Board Room. Refreshments are served!

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion! See the Novel Conversations web page for the list of books we will be discussing in 2020.

 

Novel Conversations @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting.  Multiple copies of each book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and ebook editions.

Novel Conversations meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Board Room. Refreshments are served!

The Testaments by Margarget Atwood (book cover) Thursday, February 20 : The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s 1985 dystopia has already become a classic, spawning a graphic novel and multiple film adaptations. Now she’s written a sequel. Join us to talk about how it compares to the original and how it stands on its own.

Feb
21
Fri
English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms. All are welcome.
Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org
Feb
23
Sun
“Across the Atlantic: Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto,” with Tim Hankewich, Music Director, Orchestra Iowa, and Kate Kunau, Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Maestro Tim Hankewich and Curator Kate Kunau as they discuss various aspects surrounding Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto. Art, patronage, and music will be discussed in this informal yet informative presentation about the upcoming performance at Orchestra Iowa. This will be a timely opportunity to take an in-depth look at a trans-Atlantic commission that involved both individuals in both France and the United States.