May
29
Fri
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!

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!

May
30
Sat
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

Jun
4
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.

Jun
18
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.

Jul
2
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.

Jul
16
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.

Aug
6
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.

Aug
20
Thu
Writers Room: Golden Attic @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a poet? Whether you write freeform or verse, sonnets or sestinas, quatrains or quartets–or anything in-between–come join us at the Golden Attic! All ages, levels of experience, and poetry styles are welcome. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to write freely with our literary community.

The Golden Attic meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Coralville Public Library from 6:00-8:00pm.