Nov
21
Thu
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 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!

Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery, sewing, or metal work. Try the featured craft via an introductory project. Learn what tools are necessary to complete crafts at home.

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

Design Depot – Birdseed Bag Improv @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Used birdseed bags will be turned into holiday stockings, wall hangings, pillows…..whatever you decide! You’ll have one hour to design and complete your creation using the weird supplies provided.

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

CR Comic Book Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comic book talk with other fans spotlighting a particular character, creator, or genre.

Are you a comic book enthusiast? Want to share your love for this artful style of literature? Join the CR Comic Book Club at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Downtown Library for comic book talk with other fans. Each month spotlights a particular character, creator, or genre, and we let the conversation go wherever it takes us. All ages and interest levels are welcome and invited to attend.

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

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Make new furry friends as you improve your reading skills! Trained, certified therapy dogs provide comfortable companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone welcome to read to the dogs.Then stay as the pups perform at 7 p.m.! Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

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

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!

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Nov
23
Sat
Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

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!