Apr
8
Wed
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 @ Ladd Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Stop in the Community Room at Ladd 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
11
Sat
Who Was? A Storytime @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Based on the Who Was Story time series, on the second Saturday of the month a middle or high-school student will transform into a famous African American and lead a story hour.

This year the Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with the African American Museum of Iowa to provide a collaborative story time highlighting and celebrating local and national African American historical and contemporary figures. Over the span of the entire year, there will be creative projects, musical activities and more. This program is most beneficial for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. All are welcome.

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

Apr
18
Sat
Creativi-Tea Time @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stop by the library for some relaxation, tea, and coloring. Tea and supplies are provided but you are welcome to bring your own!

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

Apr
22
Wed
The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
Apr 22 @ 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
25
Sat
Build a Planter Box – Little Sprouts @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Just for kids! Make a planter box and fill it with fresh herbs to use again and again.

Make a planter box and fill it with fresh herbs to use again and again. Library staff will show you how. This program is ideal for people who like gardening and cooking with fresh ingredients. All materials are included. This program will be held in Beems B. Please arrive a few minutes before the program starts to find your place and ask any questions. Space will be limited. Register is required.

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!

May
4
Mon
May the Fourth Be With You @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There’s something for all ages at this fun event, starting with STAR WARS Story Time at 4:00 PM.  Make a Baby Yoda and have a photo taken with your favorite STAR WARS villains!

Authentic STAR WARS Stormtroopers are visiting the library!

May the Fourth Be With You at CRPL is STAR WARS fun for everyone.  Story Time in the Commons will be followed by photo opportunities and a Baby Yoda craft extravaganza.

The Cedar Rapids Public Library wishes to thank The Korriban Squad, Central Garrison Unit of the 501st Legion, an all-volunteer international STAR WARS costuming club.  Their charity work and volunteerism celebrate the magic of STAR WARS, and the group has been recognized by Lucasfilm LLC for their superior costuming.

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

May
6
Wed
The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
May 6 @ 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!

May
9
Sat
Who Was? A Story Time – Stevie Wonder @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Based on the Who Was Story time series, on the second Saturday of the month a middle or high-school student will lead a story hour based on the life of a famous African American.

This year the Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with the African American Museum of Iowa to provide a collaborative story time highlighting and celebrating local and national African American historical and contemporary figures. Over the span of the entire year, there will be creative projects, musical activities and more. This program is most beneficial for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. All are welcome. This event is sponsored by the Academy for Personal and Scholastic Success.

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

May
20
Wed
The More We Get Together @ Ladd Library
May 20 @ 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!