IMPORTANT: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Affecting Events
Mar 17 – Apr 7 all-day

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Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

“Degas in New Orleans,” by Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History, University of Iowa @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Edgar Degas is famed for his paintings of young ballet dancers and horse races, but a lesser known aspect of his work is the time he spent in New Orleans. Degas travelled to the city in 1872 to see the American side of his mother’s family, who worked as cotton and textile merchants. The painter saw this six-month stay as a return to his roots and produced eighteen paintings during his time there. Join Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa to discuss this unfamiliar aspect of Degas’ career.


Theatre Production: The Drowning at Red Rock (World Premiere) @ Location TBA
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm

Conceived and directed by Janeve West; devised and developed by the company.

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.

Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Members’ Nights @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

With your CRMA membership, you are able to visit the Across the Atlantic exhibition as many times as you like during its run in Cedar Rapids (February 1-April 26). However, as a special thank you, we will have special after-hours events for members starting at 5 pm on the following days. Light refreshments will be served, and special discounts will be available in the Museum Store. Come join fellow members for a less-crowded, more intimate viewing of the exhibition.

Spring Seed Swap – Community Event @ Cedar Rapids Public Library
Apr 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:15 am

Gear up for gardening season with some new seeds!

Bring your seeds from last year in mini sealed and labelled envelopes (some will be on hand if you don’t have them). Seeds will be provided so even if you don’t have any to swap, join us and take some home.

Tips on seed starting, propagation and maintenance will be provided and small pots will be available to start seeds while supplies last.

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!

Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on Zoom for It’s a Mystery’s discussion of The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld.  Use this link to join the discussion. If you haven’t used Zoom before the link will prompt you to download the Zoom client.  Join early to set up the client before the discussion.

‘It’s a Mystery’ is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library for over twenty years. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, and you are welcome to join in any time. Come when the book sounds good, or to every meeting.

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion!

The Child Finder by Rene Denfield (book cover)Wednesday, April 8 : The Child Finder by Rene Denfield

Three years after Madison Culver disappeared in an Oregon forest while Christmas tree hunting with her family, they’ve almost given up hope of ever seeing her alive again—until they hear about a woman known as the Child Finder—a woman named Naomi who was once a lost child herself.