Aug
6
Thu
Facebook Live: Wee Read @ Facebook Live
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Join Library staff on Facebook Live for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays to share with your babies and toddlers.

Wee Rhymes lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions.  In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall.

 

The objects and artists’ books that comprise the Project collection are incredibly varied. A sense of whimsy runs through many of the pieces: salt and pepper shakers become snow globes, a music box exhorts us to be silent.  Many works also have a sociopolitical focus, addressing issues as varied as slavery, AIDS, and gender identity.  Taken together, the Norton Family Christmas Project objects and artists’ books provide a wonderful snapshot of the last thirty years of activity in the art world at large, presenting the work of both emerging and more established artists.  The 2018 edition of the Norton Family Christmas Project was the last and ended the series.

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
7
Fri
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email ehampe@coralville.org for information on how to join.  All are welcome.