STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Feb 22 @ 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, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

“Across the Atlantic: Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto,” with Tim Hankewich, Music Director, Orchestra Iowa, and Kate Kunau, Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Maestro Tim Hankewich and Curator Kate Kunau as they discuss various aspects surrounding Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto. Art, patronage, and music will be discussed in this informal yet informative presentation about the upcoming performance at Orchestra Iowa. This will be a timely opportunity to take an in-depth look at a trans-Atlantic commission that involved both individuals in both France and the United States.

Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Feb 25 @ 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 25 @ 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.
Doodlebugs @Marion Public Library: Drawing with Scissors @ Marion Public Library
Feb 25 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Learn how to draw with scissors like Henri Matisse as we learn more about shapes & colors.

No registration necessary. For questions contact 319-366-7503 or ethomas@crma.org.
Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the ukulele revolution! Local musician volunteers will lead Ukulele Cafe, where you’ll learn a few simple chords and leave playing a tune. Doesn’t get much better than this. Ukuleles provided.

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!

English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults, Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am, at the Coralville Library downstairs meeting rooms. All are welcome.
Questions? Email ehampe@coralville.org
Doodlebugs @North Liberty Community Library: Color Outside the Lines @ North Liberty Community Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet Fernand Leger, a French artist who literally colored outside the lines. We’ll make layered artwork with shapes and colors, and add the lines LAST!

No registration necessary. For questions contact 319-366-7503 or ethomas@crma.org.
Drop-In Public Exhibition Tours @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for any of these public exhibition tours to provide visitors with conversation-based insights and experiences focusing on selected artworks and artists. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited and available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with paid museum admission.