Nov
22
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 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!

Nov
23
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Nov 23 @ 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!

MagPie Magazine – Vision Boards @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Emily Stowe, editor of MagPie Magazine will be here to tell you all about her adventures in the local zine printing scene.

Do you write? Paint? Love to be creative? Join us as we explore the inner workings of a local zine then create your own vision board.

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!

Nov
25
Mon
Comic Aficionados @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 25 @ 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!

Video Gaming @ Ladd Library
Nov 25 @ 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
27
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 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!

School’s Out! A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A celebration of everything Mister Rogers.

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”- Fred Rogers

Tom Hanks tribute to Mister Rogers debuts November 22nd. Today we’ll immerse ourselves in Mister Roger’s world; watch snippets from the show, sing some of his treasured songs and read his poems. You’ll leave with a keepsake that oozes love and kindness.

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

Bookish Arts and Crafts – Mindful Painting @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and paint “happy little accidents”. This program is inspired by the great Bob Ross. We’ll paint alongside his video, taking in all of his worldly wisdom along the way!

Every month we’ll make a craft or project designed to be completed within the allotted time. No experience is necessary, all materials are supplied and everyone is welcome.

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!

Dec
1
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 1 @ 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!

Dec
2
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Dec 2 @ 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!