Feb
18
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Feb 18 @ 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!

Preschool Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Children ages 3 and up listen to stories, sing, and participate in a range of activities planned just for them.

Held in the Storytime room. Program lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Tuesdays.
Feb
19
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Feb 19 @ 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!

Feb
20
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Feb 20 @ 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!

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays. Wee Read occurs at 10:15 am with a repeat program at 11:15 am.  Please choose either time.

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 20 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 pm

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays. Wee Read occurs at 10:15 am with a repeat program at 11:15 am.  Please choose either time.

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.

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Feb 20 @ 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!

Talk: “Goddess Eye View” with Suzanne Wright @ Art Building West, room 240
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

In a recent body of work, Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing Suzanne Wright researched the planning, architecture, and symbology of Washington, DC. Using Google Earth to view the capital city from an aerial perspective, she created an inverted, “feminized” version of the city’s monuments. These works open a dialogue that responds to historically masculine symbols of power, exemplified by her painting of the Washington Monument, Goddess Eye View. Wright will discuss how art, activism, and collectives have profoundly shaped her understanding of the systemic nature of discrimination and oppression, as well as the ways in which art can be a tactic of resistance and has the potential to change habitual perspectives and consciousness.

Suzanne Wright is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union and MFA at the University of California San Diego; she also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Wright’s paintings, drawings, and collages propose a contemporary feminist alchemy, forging alternative frames of reference with new perspectives that attempt to lead us to a re-vitalized kind of perception, equality, and empowerment. Her most recent solo show Feminist Alchemy was on view at Wilding Cran Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Other recent exhibitions were at Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, CA) called The Rainbow Control Room and Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA). She has been included in exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery (London, UK), Stefan Stux (New York, NY), Claire Oliver Gallery (New York, NY), and Monya Rowe (New York, NY). She was awarded the Kraus visiting professorship in Painting and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon and has taught at several universities in New York and Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in publications including Cock, Paper, Scissors; Feminist Landscapes; Strange Attractors; Armpit of the Mole; and Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2013). Wright has been an active member of various AIDS and LGBTQ organizations, including ACT UP/New York from 1989–1998.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Feb
21
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Feb 21 @ 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!