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!

Apr
6
Mon
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
8
Wed
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
10
Fri
School’s Out: Poetree @ Ladd Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Help us fill a tree with poems! We’re creating a Poetree in honor of National Poetry Month.

Stop in the Community Room at Ladd Library to write a poem for our Poetree. This program is part of our School’s Out series, for children grades K-5.

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

Apr
11
Sat
Spring Crafts for Kids @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get creative making springtime crafts at the library!

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

STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Apr 11 @ 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, March 7 – Coding: Computer Logic with LEGOS

Saturday, March 14 – Art: Mobius Strips

Saturday, March 28 – Circuitry: Light Up Cards

Saturday, April 11 – Forensics: Techniques for Solving a Case

Saturday, April 18 – Chemistry: Bath Bomb Science

Saturday, April 25 – Botany: Plant Life

Saturday, May 9 – Film: Stop Motion with Lego*

Saturday, May 16 – Aerodynamics: Paper Airplane Physics

Saturday, May 23 – Acoustics: Building Sound Waves

* The library has some tablets for individuals without a smartphone or tablet, but participants who own these devices are encouraged to bring them for use. The FREE app used is Stop Motion Studio. Consider downloading this on your own device before the program. Thank you!

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

Who Was? A Storytime @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Based on the Who Was Story time series, on the second Saturday of the month a middle or high-school student will transform into a famous African American and lead a story hour.

This year the Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with the African American Museum of Iowa to provide a collaborative story time highlighting and celebrating local and national African American historical and contemporary figures. Over the span of the entire year, there will be creative projects, musical activities and more. This program is most beneficial for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. All are welcome.

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

Apr
13
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Apr 13 @ 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
17
Fri
Pied Piper – Woodwinds @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

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

Pied Piper – Woodwinds @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

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