IMPORTANT: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Affecting Events
Mar 17 – Apr 7 all-day

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Facebook Live Storytime
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am Join us for Facebook Live Storytime with Library staff!

Saturdays 10:30 am look for posts on our Facebook page with links to our favorite stories read online! Create your own virtual storytime with your child using our recommendations.

Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Family Fun – Learn a Craft @ Ladd Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Families, grandparents, kids, and caregivers come to the library to enjoy a free activity and share some quality time with your loved ones. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Please register by calling the library or online at on the events page.

Families can try out all or one of the crafts we will explore during today’s event. Get inspired by artists taking these crafts to a new level, and checkout the resources the library has to explore each craft at home. Please register ahead of time as space will be limited.

Macrame plant hangers

3-D Paper cut art

Hand-sewn felt animals

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

Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Slow Art Day @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. Participants are encouraged to take notes or make sketches (with pencil) of the artworks. At the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, we suggest visitors who wish to participate in Slow Art Day to look at the selected works between 10 am and noon and then to meet at noon in the Carnegie Library Wing of the CRMA. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch for this time. Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kate Kunau will facilitate the discussion. Free with paid museum admission.

Thou Art @ Grand Re Opening
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

After a devastating fire 3 years ago on Main Street in Anamosa, Thou Art Gallery will host a Grand ReOpening on Saturday, April 4th from 10AM to 8PM. Music by Billy Lee Janey and Skeeter Lewis, Muddy Rutts and a Celtic Duo. Kids will be able to be creative in the kids classroom. Thou Art will showcase more than 25 artists from Eastern Iowa. It has been a long journey and a true labor of love for this historic old bank building! Please come celebrate with us!







Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

“Degas in New Orleans,” by Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History, University of Iowa @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Edgar Degas is famed for his paintings of young ballet dancers and horse races, but a lesser known aspect of his work is the time he spent in New Orleans. Degas travelled to the city in 1872 to see the American side of his mother’s family, who worked as cotton and textile merchants. The painter saw this six-month stay as a return to his roots and produced eighteen paintings during his time there. Join Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa to discuss this unfamiliar aspect of Degas’ career.