Nov
16
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Nov 16 @ 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!

Nov
20
Wed
The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Activities to bring children, caregivers, and older adults together and form inter-generational relationships.

Adults from The Gardens of Cedar Rapids will be on hand to craft, play, sing, and listen to stories along with our younger participants.

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

Nov
21
Thu
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!

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
27
Wed
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
5
Thu
Yarn It! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring a yarn project that you enjoy making. Try new projects, learn something new that you can make.

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 make items with yarn.

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
7
Sat
Holiday Art Market @ Iowa Memorial Union
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Summer of the Arts is proud to present the Holiday Art Market. This event  replaces the Fine Arts Council’s Holiday Thieves’ Market.

Hours:

December 7: Noon – 6 PM
December 8: from 10 AM – 4 PM

Dec
14
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Dec 14 @ 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, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Dec
19
Thu
Design Depot – Star Wars Fandomonium! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Star Wars Luminaries! Create your own Star Wars luminary for the holidays – all materials provided.

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