Dec
19
Thu
Design Depot – Star Wars Fandomonium! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Star Wars Luminaries! Create your own Star Wars luminary for the holidays – all materials provided.

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

Dec
26
Thu
School’s Out – Collage Printing @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kids will make custom prints from an image they create and print onto cardstock to share with friends and family — make a card to send, a calling card, a trading card…

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.

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

Jan
4
Sat
Nature Explorers @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Calling all nature explorers! Join us once a month as we explore nature through hands-on-projects and stories. Some activities will involve going outside, weather permitting.

Be sure to wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather we will be having as well as clothing that you can get messy in.

January: Animal Tracks

February: V-Day Activities: heart scavenger hunt and/or snowball fight, homemade pet toys for CVHS

March: Plants & Birds, grow a seed and/or make a bird feeder to take home

Jan
11
Sat
The Enchanted Forest – Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Enjoy a performance of “The Enchanted Forest,” a children’s opera performed by the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.

Anna Young’s children’s opera, “The Enchanted Forest, is suitable for all ages and has themes of making good choices & tolerance.  It is also a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ opera, as each audience will decide if the lead will be a hero (Prince) or a heroine (Princess).  Our Young Artist cast will play all roles.

This performance has been created to be specially accessible for those needing a sensory-friendly environment.

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

Jan
13
Mon
School’s Out – Lego Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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. During this School’s Out session join us as we break out the Lego’s. Design something with a friend or play solo.

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

Jan
14
Tue
School’s Out – Flip Book Fun @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Do enjoy drawing and doodling art on pieces of paper? Here is your chance to create drawings in a series of pictures so that when the pages are flipped through quickly the pictures seem to move. 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!).

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
16
Thu
Desgn Depot – Embroidery Hoop Valentine @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Create rustic Valentine’s Day art using burlap, embroidery hoops, and notions from our sewing box. All materials are provided; this program is for teens and adults.

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

Jan
18
Sat
Icy Orb Art @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Create fabulous color patterns in balls of ice! Participants will each receive an ice orb to color, using salt and food coloring. This event is free and open to the public.

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!

Feb
14
Fri
Pied Piper – Percussion @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 14 @ 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!