Feb
19
Wed
CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 19 @ 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!

Feb
20
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Feb 20 @ 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!

Design Depot – All About Collage @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Embrace your inner creative, and you’ll love the results. Join the fun at Design Depot, a place to create without judgement. All materials provided; program for teens and adults.

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

Begin Sewing – Quilt Top @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants who know how to sew or want to learn how to sew will help assemble and machine sew squares into a quilt top.

The finished quilt top will be donated to East Iowa Heirloom Quilters Share Our Skills to finish into a quilt for local charities.

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!

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs.Then stay as the pups perform at 7 p.m.! Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

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

Feb
21
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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!

Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

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!

Feb
22
Sat
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!

Feb
24
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Feb 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!