Nov
15
Fri
Best of Cedar Rapids Gospel Concert @ New Covenant Bible Church
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Harmony Hawks Chorus invites all to our annual Best of Cedar Rapids Gospel Concert featuring the chorus and a host of top local talent.

Free admission. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Cedar Rapids His Hands Ministry, a local free clinic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:00.

Directions: At Exit 28 on 1-380, turn east to North Center Point Road, then turn south.

Nov
16
Sat
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Nov 16 @ 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. Using household items we will create marble ramps. Before getting started families are encouraged to create a design plan for their ramp and at the end of the program share their designs with one another.

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

Yarn Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn to create fun yarn projects that are easy to do.

Children and their families can work on a variety of yarn projects from friendship bracelets to spool knitting.

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

Nov
17
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess.

Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Sept-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how to play this great universal game! Take part in group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess. For more information, connect with the Cedar Rapids Chess Club on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Nov
18
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 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!

Video Gaming @ Ladd Library
Nov 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Each week, teens will have the opportunity to play video games on the big screen. Special Virtual Reality events will happen as well!

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

Nov
19
Tue
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 19 @ 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!

Family Fitness @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Melanie Smith, Tough Mudder extraordinaire and fitness leader will guide you through a moderately intensive workout. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Melanie is passionate about fitness. In this 45 minute class, you’ll get a great workout helping to ensure that you will maintain, not gain in the coming winter months.

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!