Aug
12
Wed
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 12 @ 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.
Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion. Register here to receive the Zoom link for this discussion.

‘It’s a Mystery’ is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library for over twenty years. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, and you are welcome to join in any time. Come when the book sounds good, or to every meeting.

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion!

Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (book cover)Wednesday, August 12 : Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion

Mara Gilgannon does not want to go back to her small town Iowa home—but her aunt was just murdered and there’s a giant Walmart opening, and due to her aunt’s feelings on the subject, Mara knows they might be related. Iowa author Vermillion teaches at Mount Mercy University.

 

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Aug
13
Thu
Facebook Live: Wee Read @ Facebook Live
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 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.

Aug
14
Fri
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 14 @ 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.
Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Coralville Drive-in Theatre at the Library @ Coralville Public Library
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Join the Coralville Library the first three Fridays in August for a blast from the past.  We are bringing back the Coralville Drive-In Theatre* with movie nights in the parking lot!  On August 14th we will be showing Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.  Just tune into 87.9 FM on your radio, and enjoy the movie from the comfort of your car.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (DVD cover)Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Friday, August 14, 8:30 pm

A high school student is determined to get a day off, but the principal has other ideas.

Starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck.

This movie is approximately 1 hours & 45 minutes long.  Bring your own refreshments.

*From the 1950s to the early 1980s the 5th Street location the Library sits on was the Coralville Drive-in Theatre.  The Coralville Library first opened its doors in this location in 1987.

The Coralville Drive-In Movies at the Coralville Public Library have the following guidelines in place:

1) Please stay in your car for the duration of the movie (we want the community to come together, but at a safe distance!)

2) Empty spaces will be left between each car

3) Please bring your own refreshments

4) Public restrooms will not be available

5) In case of rain, we will attempt to reschedule the film for a later date

Aug
15
Sat
Model A Day @ Amana Colonies
Aug 15 all-day

The 12th anniversary of Model A Day features over 80 Model “A” vehicles lining the streets of Amana as we step back in time.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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.