Mar
31
Tue
Game On! @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Mar 31 @ 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!

Apr
1
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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!

Open Mic Night with the Artisan’s Sanctuary @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Watch local musicians perform and network with those seasoned on the jamming circuit.

First Wednesdays at the library are Open Mic night in partnership with Artisan’s Sanctuary. Swing by the downtown library café to learn about other local musicians and, if you’re feeling brave, book a spot. Watch others play, share tips and tricks about the local music scene and learn more about other opportunities to play in the area.

If interested in performing email fernandezv@crlibrary.org at least a week before the event occurs.

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

Apr
2
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Apr 2 @ 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!

Kids Create: Winter Break Movie @ Coralville Public Library
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Small Foot (movie cover)Join us for a special winter break Kids Create Movie for all ages!  The Library is showing Small Foot at 1:00 pm in Schwab Auditorium on Thursday, January 2nd.

No registration required for this month’s Kids Create for all ages!

Kids Create occurs regularly on the first Thursday of the month, September-April.

Yarn It! @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring a yarn project that you enjoy making. try new projects, learn something new you can make. Make items to donate to local charities.

This group is for anyone who would like to work on their yarn projects in a social setting, share what they are making or would like to learn how to crochet or knit.

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

Apr
3
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. All ages are welcome.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

Some of the crafts may be difficult for children younger than 12 because they use tools or techniques that may need adult assistance. If your child is younger than 12, we ask that a caregiver/older sibling (over the age of 12) attend to assist. For questions, please contact Jen at eilersj@crlibrary.org. Registration is suggested as supplies are limited. In order to complete the project, attendance is required for both dates for classes marked (*).

Featured Topics:

Friday, March 6 – Hand-sewn felt animals: Create a cute, felt animal out of embroidery floss, buttons, and wool felt. Several patterns will be on-hand for participants to choose from.

Saturday, March 14 – Metal Stamping: Use metal stamping tools to create one-of-a-kind key chains or bracelets.

Saturday, March 28 – Acrylic Paint Pouring: Learn the techniques to obtain these beautiful designs to hang on your own wall at home.

Friday, April 3 – Handmade Original Stamps: Try out using lino cutters to create unique designs you can use to stamp paper, cloth or other materials.

Saturday, April 11 – Macrame: Learn a handful of knots which will help you on your way to creating a beautiful, mini-plant hanger perfect for an air plant.

Friday, April 17* – Wood and Resin Casting Part 1: Learn how to match wood with colorful resins to create unique wall art.

Saturday, April 25* – Wood and Resin Casting Part 2: During this session we will polish and clean-up our resin works of art after they have cured

Friday, May 8 – Cut Paper Dioramas: Create a beautiful art piece by layering cut paper designs on top of one another.

Saturday, May 16 – Clay Molding and Stamping: Using air drying clay we’ll create beautiful molded pieces with everyday objects

Friday, May 22 – Tapestry Weaving: Get inspired to create interesting and modern tapestry using different materials.

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