Apr
8
Wed
CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 8 @ 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!

Apr
9
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Apr 9 @ 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!

Apr
10
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 10 @ 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!

Parachute Fun! @ Ladd Library
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs at Ladd!

Parachute play can help children learn fine motor skills and how to play cooperatively with their peers.

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

School’s Out: Poetree @ Cedar Rapids Public Library
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Help us fill a tree with poems! We’re creating a Poetree in honor of National Poetry Month.

Stop in the Commons of the downtown library to write a poem for our Poetree.  This program is part of our School’s Out series, for children grades K-5.

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

School’s Out: Poetree @ Ladd Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Help us fill a tree with poems! We’re creating a Poetree in honor of National Poetry Month.

Stop in the Community Room at Ladd Library to write a poem for our Poetree. This program is part of our School’s Out series, for children grades K-5.

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

Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 10 @ 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!

Apr
11
Sat
Housing Resource Fair @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

In celebration of Money Smart week and Fair Housing Month, this event aims to provide critical financial well-being and housing resources to community members.

In celebration of Money Smart Week and Fair Housing Month, co-collaborators Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, Cedar Rapids Public Library and Horizons, A Family Service Alliance will hold the first annual “Housing Resource Fair” on Saturday, April 11th, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. Various organizations, workshops, and resources focusing on financial well-being and housing will be available throughout the event. More details will be posted on the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s website, www.crlibrary.org. This resource fair seeks to provide information and education to all, regardless of your current housing situation.

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

Spring Crafts for Kids @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get creative making springtime crafts at the library!

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

STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Apr 11 @ 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!