Apr
4
Sat
Family Fun – Learn a Craft @ Ladd Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Families, grandparents, kids, and caregivers come to the library to enjoy a free activity and share some quality time with your loved ones. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

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

Families can try out all or one of the crafts we will explore during today’s event. Get inspired by artists taking these crafts to a new level, and checkout the resources the library has to explore each craft at home. Please register ahead of time as space will be limited.

Macrame plant hangers

3-D Paper cut art

Hand-sewn felt animals

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

Thou Art @ Grand Re Opening
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

After a devastating fire 3 years ago on Main Street in Anamosa, Thou Art Gallery will host a Grand ReOpening on Saturday, April 4th from 10AM to 8PM. Music by Billy Lee Janey and Skeeter Lewis, Muddy Rutts and a Celtic Duo. Kids will be able to be creative in the kids classroom. Thou Art will showcase more than 25 artists from Eastern Iowa. It has been a long journey and a true labor of love for this historic old bank building! Please come celebrate with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
6
Mon
Parachute Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 6 @ 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!

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Apr 6 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

“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!

Apr
7
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 7 @ 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!

Facebook Live Storytime
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am Join us for Facebook Live Storytime with Library staff!

Saturdays 10:30 am look for posts on our Facebook page with links to our favorite stories read online! Create your own virtual storytime with your child using our recommendations.

Apr
8
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 8 @ 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!

The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Interactive stories, songs, crafts, and games to bring children, caregivers, and older adults together and form inter-generational relationships.

Connect with adults from The Gardens of Cedar Rapids and other mature adults while we craft, play, sing, listen and more! Have time to engage with families in your community too.  Activities are loosely centered on a theme for exploration and discovery and are appropriate for babies to preschoolers. All seniors are encouraged to attend, participate, and interact with children and families as they feel comfortable.

Wednesday, March 11 – Shapes

Wednesday, March 25 – Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, April 8 – Storms

Wednesday, April 22 – Gardening

Wednesday, May 6 – Sweet Reads

Wednesday, May 20 – Excavate this! Road Construction Machines

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

Apr
9
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Apr 9 @ 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!

Facebook Live Storytime
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am Join us for Facebook Live Storytime with Library staff!

Saturdays 10:30 am look for posts on our Facebook page with links to our favorite stories read online! Create your own virtual storytime with your child using our recommendations.