Dec
15
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess.

Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Sept-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how to play this great universal game! Take part in group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess. For more information, connect with the Cedar Rapids Chess Club on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Dec
16
Mon
Comic Aficionados – Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Graphic novel and comic book club for ages 8-12 years! Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

Our new graphic novel club for ages 8-12 years will be taking a critical look at popular graphic novels by favorite authors. Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

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

Dec
17
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Dec
18
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Kickboxing @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Melanie Smith will be here to help us stay in shape all winter long! Join us as we kick, lunge and punch the winter blues away. Ages 8+ are welcome.

This exercise class will feature medium intensity exercise. All exercises can be modified for all abilities. Some yoga mats will be available but feel free to bring your own as supplies are limited. Water will also be provided.

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
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!

CR Comic Book Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comic book talk with other fans spotlighting a particular character, creator, or genre.

Are you a comic book enthusiast? Want to share your love for this artful style of literature? Join the CR Comic Book Club at 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Downtown Library for comic book talk with other fans. Each month spotlights a particular character, creator, or genre, and we let the conversation go wherever it takes us. All ages and interest levels are welcome and invited to attend.

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

Dec
20
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

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

Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

Dec
23
Mon
School’s Out – Tiny Winter Scenes @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A stimulating hour for elementary school children on days when school is not in session.

School’s out for the day! Create tiny winter scenes for keepsakes or gifts. Each scene is unique! We will be working with very small pieces.

Each School’s Out program for children K-5 will give children the chance to try something new, fun (and maybe messy!). School’s Out programs provide a stimulating hour for elementary school children on days when school is not in session.

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