After School Activities @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

From crafts to games. Fun things to do after school.

March 26th: Choose to make wristbands in Super Hero colors, Princess colors or create your own design! Don’t forget to make one for a friend!

April 23rd: Spend some time folding and making origami – from boats to Superheroes. We will have a variety of origami books and ideas for beginners up to more experienced Origami folders.

May 28th: Time to play with Ozobots! Draw lines, create codes and find out what Ozobots can do.

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

Stage on the Page: ZOOM Reboot! @ Zoom
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stage on the page is a drama discussion group that meets on Zoom.  Email Mike for information on how to join.  Copies of plays are available for checkout from the Library.  Come when the plays sound interesting or attend them all.  Everyone is welcome to join the discussion!

A Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare book coverThursday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm join us for a discussion of The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare.

An entertaining and interesting mix of comedy, romance, and drama, A Winter’s Tale is often considered one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays.”

This title is available as a free ebook on Project Gutenberg, or check out a copy from the Library.

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!

Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adult. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email for information on how to join.  All are welcome.
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!

STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
May 30 @ 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, March 7 – Coding: Computer Logic with LEGOS

Saturday, March 14 – Art: Mobius Strips

Saturday, March 28 – Circuitry: Light Up Cards

Saturday, April 11 – Forensics: Techniques for Solving a Case

Saturday, April 18 – Chemistry: Bath Bomb Science

Saturday, April 25 – Botany: Plant Life

Saturday, May 9 – Film: Stop Motion with Lego*

Saturday, May 16 – Aerodynamics: Paper Airplane Physics

Saturday, May 23 – Acoustics: Building Sound Waves

* The library has some tablets for individuals without a smartphone or tablet, but participants who own these devices are encouraged to bring them for use. The FREE app used is Stop Motion Studio. Consider downloading this on your own device before the program. Thank you!

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

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