Nov
20
Wed
The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Activities to bring children, caregivers, and older adults together and form inter-generational relationships.

Adults from The Gardens of Cedar Rapids will be on hand to craft, play, sing, and listen to stories along with our younger participants.

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

Nov
21
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs.Then stay as the pups perform at 7 p.m.! Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

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

Nov
22
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 22 @ 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!

Nov
23
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Nov 23 @ 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. Using household items we will create marble ramps. Before getting started families are encouraged to create a design plan for their ramp and at the end of the program share their designs with one another.

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

Nov
27
Wed
School’s Out! A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A celebration of everything Mister Rogers.

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”- Fred Rogers

Tom Hanks tribute to Mister Rogers debuts November 22nd. Today we’ll immerse ourselves in Mister Roger’s world; watch snippets from the show, sing some of his treasured songs and read his poems. You’ll leave with a keepsake that oozes love and kindness.

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

Dec
1
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess.

Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Sept-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how to play this great universal game! Take part in group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess. For more information, connect with the Cedar Rapids Chess Club on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Dec
2
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 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!

Parachute Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs downtown!

Parachute play can help children learn fine motor skills and how to play cooperatively with their peers.

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

Comic Aficionados – Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Graphic novel and comic book club for ages 8-12 years! Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

Our new graphic novel club for ages 8-12 years will be taking a critical look at popular graphic novels by favorite authors. Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

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