Apr
4
Sat
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 www.crlibrary.org 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!

Apr
6
Mon
Parachute Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs downtown!

Parachute play can help children learn fine motor skills and how to play cooperatively with their peers.

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

Apr
7
Tue
Children’s Book Author Kelly DiPucchio @ Ladd Library
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As part of the One2Read program, New York Times Bestselling children’s book author Kelly DiPucchio will join us to talk about her work, and share her stories.

Books will be available for purchase after the event.

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

Apr
8
Wed
Spring Seed Swap – Community Event @ Cedar Rapids Public Library
Apr 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:15 am

Gear up for gardening season with some new seeds!

Bring your seeds from last year in mini sealed and labelled envelopes (some will be on hand if you don’t have them). Seeds will be provided so even if you don’t have any to swap, join us and take some home.

Tips on seed starting, propagation and maintenance will be provided and small pots will be available to start seeds while supplies last.

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

The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Interactive stories, songs, crafts, and games to bring children, caregivers, and older adults together and form inter-generational relationships.

Connect with adults from The Gardens of Cedar Rapids and other mature adults while we craft, play, sing, listen and more! Have time to engage with families in your community too.  Activities are loosely centered on a theme for exploration and discovery and are appropriate for babies to preschoolers. All seniors are encouraged to attend, participate, and interact with children and families as they feel comfortable.

Wednesday, March 11 – Shapes

Wednesday, March 25 – Alphabet Soup

Wednesday, April 8 – Storms

Wednesday, April 22 – Gardening

Wednesday, May 6 – Sweet Reads

Wednesday, May 20 – Excavate this! Road Construction Machines

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

Apr
10
Fri
School’s Out: Poetree @ Cedar Rapids Public Library
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Help us fill a tree with poems! We’re creating a Poetree in honor of National Poetry Month.

Stop in the Commons of the downtown library to write a poem for our Poetree.  This program is part of our School’s Out series, for children grades K-5.

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

Apr
17
Fri
Pied Piper – Woodwinds @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

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

Pied Piper – Woodwinds @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

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

Apr
18
Sat
Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

Nature Explorers @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Calling all nature explorers! Join us once a month as we explore nature through hands-on-projects and stories. Some activities will involve going outside, weather permitting.

Be sure to wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather we will be having as well as clothing that you can get messy in.

January: Animal Tracks

February: V-Day Activities: heart scavenger hunt and/or snowball fight, homemade pet toys for CVHS

March: Plants & Birds, grow a seed and/or make a bird feeder to take home