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!

Comic Aficionados – Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Graphic novel and comic book club for ages 8-12 years! Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

Our new graphic novel club for ages 8-12 years will be taking a critical look at popular graphic novels by favorite authors. Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

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

Jan
21
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 21 @ 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!

Jan
22
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 22 @ 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!

Greater Good Initiative @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will have the opportunity to gather together to discuss the changing U.S. and local economy and brainstorm possible policy alternatives.

The Greater Good Initiative is a nationwide effort to bring people together across disciplines, the political spectrum and socio-demographic group to discuss how our society, its governance, its economies, and our communities are all changing, and what we can do to promote the greater good in this changing environment. During the Policy Hackathon, participants will not simply talk about what they think is wrong, they’ll come together to devise solutions. Led by Eric Schnurer, founder of Public Works, one of the leading public sector management consulting firms in the country, participants will work together to devise innovative solutions to bridge differences and solve the problems we face.

Registration is required, refreshments will be served. 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 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!

CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 22 @ 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!

Jan
23
Thu
After School Lego Building @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We’ve got Lego bricks! Bring your imagination and ideas to create something fun.

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

Jan
24
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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!