Nov
21
Thu
Design Depot – Birdseed Bag Improv @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Used birdseed bags will be turned into holiday stockings, wall hangings, pillows…..whatever you decide! You’ll have one hour to design and complete your creation using the weird supplies provided.

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

Nov
23
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project. Using household items we will create marble ramps. Before getting started families are encouraged to create a design plan for their ramp and at the end of the program share their designs with one another.

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

MagPie Magazine – Vision Boards @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Emily Stowe, editor of MagPie Magazine will be here to tell you all about her adventures in the local zine printing scene.

Do you write? Paint? Love to be creative? Join us as we explore the inner workings of a local zine then create your own vision board.

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!

Nov
27
Wed
Bookish Arts and Crafts – Mindful Painting @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and paint “happy little accidents”. This program is inspired by the great Bob Ross. We’ll paint alongside his video, taking in all of his worldly wisdom along the way!

Every month we’ll make a craft or project designed to be completed within the allotted time. No experience is necessary, all materials are supplied and everyone is welcome.

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
4
Wed
Art Program @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jim Jacobmeyer, Executive Director of the Artisan’s Sanctuary will facilitate an art workshop the first Wednesday of the month from December-February.

Over the next three months come and explore manga/anime, illustration and altered books.

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
5
Thu
Yarn It! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring a yarn project that you enjoy making. Try new projects, learn something new that you can make.

This group is for anyone who would like to work on their yarn projects in a social setting, share what they are making or would like to learn how to make items with yarn.

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
6
Fri
Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

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
7
Sat
Holiday Art Market @ Iowa Memorial Union
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Summer of the Arts is proud to present the Holiday Art Market. This event  replaces the Fine Arts Council’s Holiday Thieves’ Market.

Hours:

December 7: Noon – 6 PM
December 8: from 10 AM – 4 PM

Dec
13
Fri
Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

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
20
Fri
Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

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!