Jan
18
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project.

Saturday, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Jan
20
Mon
School’s Out – Clay Creations @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A stimulating hour for elementary school children on days when school is not in session.

School’s out for the day! Each School’s Out program for children K-5 will give children the chance to try something new, fun (and maybe messy!). School’s Out programs provide a stimulating hour for elementary school children on days when school is not in session. Join us for an hour of playing and creating with clay. We will use a type of clay that you can take home and bake in your oven.

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

Jan
22
Wed
Greater Good Initiative @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will have the opportunity to gather together to discuss the changing U.S. and local economy and brainstorm possible policy alternatives.

The Greater Good Initiative is a nationwide effort to bring people together across disciplines, the political spectrum and socio-demographic group to discuss how our society, its governance, its economies, and our communities are all changing, and what we can do to promote the greater good in this changing environment. During the Policy Hackathon, participants will not simply talk about what they think is wrong, they’ll come together to devise solutions. Led by Eric Schnurer, founder of Public Works, one of the leading public sector management consulting firms in the country, participants will work together to devise innovative solutions to bridge differences and solve the problems we face.

Registration is required, refreshments will be served. 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 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!

Jan
24
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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 with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Jan
25
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project.

Saturday, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Jan
28
Tue
Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the ukulele revolution! Local musician volunteers will lead Ukulele Cafe, where you’ll learn a few simple chords and leave playing a tune. Doesn’t get much better than this. Ukuleles provided.

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!

Jan
29
Wed
CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 29 @ 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 29 @ 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!