May
22
Fri
Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

May
26
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 26 @ 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!

Game On! @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop by and enjoy some afternoon video game entertainment!

Whether you’re into racing, fighting, (or even just watching) video games, stop by and indulge in some afternoon entertainment!

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

May
27
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 27 @ 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Join the All-Ages meeting of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club from 5:30 to 7:30 pm weekly on Wednesdays at the Downtown Library for a relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game! Whether you are interested in learning chess, advancing your knowledge of the game, or teaching others, you are invited to attend. For more information, connect with us on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

May
28
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
May 28 @ 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!

May
29
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 29 @ 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!

Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

May
30
Sat
Nature Explorers @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 30 @ 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

Sep
12
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley: “Follow Her Lead” exhibition talk @ Online via Zoom
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cory Gundlach, curator of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, will give a talk on his exhibition Follow Her Lead: Womanhood in African and Diasporic Arts.

Through a focus on themes of leadership, fashion, motherhood, and transformation, this exhibition highlights artworks created by, for, and about women. Two important recent acquisitions take center stage: a highly elaborate bridal ensemble from southeast Morocco signals a history of global trade and a resistance to French colonial occupation, and Simone Leigh’s elegant 103 (Face Jug Seriesrecalls face jugs created by slaves in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the early 1860s. In the gallery, it forms an immediate dialogue with women’s pottery from the African collection. These and many other objects in Follow Her Lead center the artistic and performative aspects of womanhood in Global Africa.

Join us on Zoomhttps://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93339251900

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme—game day, frenemies, cats—that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.