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Parenting Class

Family Learning Connections

2024-04-18 17:30:00 2024-04-18 19:30:00 America/Chicago Parenting Class Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children. Downtown Library - Children's Program Room, Conference Room

Thursday, April 18
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-18 17:30:00 2024-04-18 19:30:00 America/Chicago Parenting Class Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children. Downtown Library - Children's Program Room, Conference Room

Downtown Library

Children's Program Room, Conference Room

Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.

Family Learning Connections is offering a parent/caregiver class called Circle of Security. The Circle of Security sessions will help parents and caregivers build positive parent-child relationships and enhance secure attachment for their child. The class series is available to families with a young child aged 0-5 years. Meals and childcare will be provided for the 8-week series. Registration is required at: www.hacap.org/flc 

AGE GROUP: | Preschool | Babies and Toddlers | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Family Programs | Early Learning |

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Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for the holiday.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for the holiday.)

About the branch

The Downtown Library is located at 450 5th Avenue SE, in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids. It is a 94,000 square foot building with a variety of civic spaces and a vibrant collection of library materials. Special features of this location are the Whipple Auditorium, a 200 seat auditorium overlooking Greene Square; and the LivingLearning Roof, a green roof with public seating and space to hold special events. Roasters Café is located in the Downtown Library, providing a full service coffee shop for visitors, as well as catering for meetings and special events.

Upcoming Events

Fri, May 24, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, May 25, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Urban Plaza
Purchase new or gently used books and support the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
3rd Floor Gallery
Celebrate the grand opening of "The People’s Poetics" project featuring work by Akwi Nji and the patrons of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Sun, May 26, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Sun, May 26, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, May 27, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, May 27, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use without having to make an appointment.

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Bring in your crafting project to work on with fellow crafters. Share knowledge with one another and see how the Maker Spaces tools might take your projects to the next level.

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This course demonstrates how to prepare a professional resume that reflects their skills, knowledge and education that are relevant to the job they are seeking.

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
The next batch of adventures await our characters. Drop in and observe, or bring a first-level character and dive in.

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, May 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room,Conference Room
Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.
Register

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Learn the basic steps of Tango or continue to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment. No partner required.

Fri, May 31, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Skywalk Gallery, Second Floor
Multimedia exhibition including cut paper, prints and graphic design. Art will be on display through the end of August 2024.

Sat, Jun 01, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Urban Plaza
Purchase new or gently used books and support the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
All are invited to the Summer Reading Kickoff! Enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, big blue blocks, Giant Jenga and Twister, and a supersized story time at 10 am with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Mon, Jun 03, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Laura will provide her unique combination of acrobatic feats, juggling, and a giant hamster ball in a performance you're sure to remember!

Mon, Jun 03, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Laura will provide her unique combination of acrobatic feats, juggling, and a giant hamster ball in a performance you're sure to remember!

Mon, Jun 03, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn new computer skills or gain additional experience on current skills with IowaWORKS and the Northstar Computer Literacy program.

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Laura will provide her unique combination of acrobatic feats, juggling, and a giant hamster ball in a performance you're sure to remember!

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Welcome summer with a new piece of decor! See a quick demonstration on a laser cutter, then paint and assemble your own summer sign. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This course demonstrates how to prepare a professional resume that reflects their skills, knowledge and education that are relevant to the job they are seeking.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Review basics ideas on how to present your knowledge, skills and abilities in a professional way on a resume to capture the attention of potential employers!

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Make a decorative wreath of moss, mushrooms, and whimsy. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 9:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
The next batch of adventures await our characters. Drop in and observe, or bring a first-level character and dive in.

Wed, Jun 05, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Each event there will be different surprise materials for youth ages 3-8 to experiment with and create unique art!

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Children and caregivers are invited to a story time that is designed for attendees with multi-sensory needs including low lights, reduced sounds, and opportunities for social interaction and play.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
The Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm for their regular meeting.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Learn the basic steps of Tango or continue to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment. No partner required.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections for and about women.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
You’re invited to make a Tiny Art masterpiece to be displayed at the Downtown Library and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Fri, Jun 07, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jun 07, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Jun 07, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Family-friendly dancing, crafts, and fun will kick off the morning of the Cedar Rapids Pride Parade!

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Witness items disappearing in clear liquids and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator. No show is complete without LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment, where children are the stars!

Mon, Jun 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Witness items disappearing in clear liquids and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator. No show is complete without LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment, where children are the stars!

Mon, Jun 10, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn new computer skills or gain additional experience on current skills with IowaWORKS and the Northstar Computer Literacy program.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Witness items disappearing in clear liquids and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator. No show is complete without LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment, where children are the stars!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This course demonstrates how to prepare a professional resume that reflects their skills, knowledge and education that are relevant to the job they are seeking.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Make a Tiny Masterpiece to be displayed at the Downtown Library and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Tue, Jun 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B,Whipple Auditorium
Make a "Vote for Pedro!" button, take a glamour shot at our photo booth, enter the "Daw a Liger" contest, and enjoy an interactive movie experience!

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Gallery
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Wed, Jun 12, 9:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Create a Tiny Masterpiece to be displayed at the Downtown Library and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
This class will provide the first hour of training necessary for becoming a certified learner on the 3D printer. Registration required.
Registration opens Wednesday, May 29 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room,Opportunity Center Classroom
Come network with local employers that are actively hiring!

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Children and caregivers are invited to a story time that is designed for attendees with multi-sensory needs including low lights, reduced sounds, and opportunities for social interaction and play.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Caregivers and littles play and learn together with parachute games and songs!

Thu, Jun 13, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a beginner level chair yoga class with Tammy Bayer from Toula Yoga. Tammy will adapt the class as needed to fit your needs and mobility levels.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come practice common interview questions, improve your impromptu conversations skills, and talk about the “unwritten rules” of interviewing.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Learn the basic steps of Tango or continue to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment. No partner required.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - LivingLearning Roof,Beems Auditorium A/B
Join us for this uplifting sound meditation with Natalie Brown of Sounds Heal Studio and feel calmness and freedom from worries and stress.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Stop in the Second Friday of the month to create community and elevate voices with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission brings and a new activity each month.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jun 15, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Urban Plaza
Purchase new or gently used books and support the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Looking to trade houseplants or outdoor plants that don't bring you joy anymore? Bring in your healthy plants or rooted cuttings for the library's semi-annual plant swap.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Are you socially anxious, introverted, new in town, or just looking for an easy way to meet new people? Join us to play board games and have fun! (Knowing how to play games is not required.)

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Prestige Dance Studio will offer a dance class for kids that will keep children moving and dancing through the summer.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Amber Hansen brings her unique blend of folk, pop, musical theater, and country music to the library. Performing her songs written specifically for kids, Amber will get everyone singing along.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Amber Hansen brings her unique blend of folk, pop, musical theater, and country music to the library. Performing her songs written specifically for kids, Amber will get everyone singing along.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn new computer skills or gain additional experience on current skills with IowaWORKS and the Northstar Computer Literacy program.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Amber Hansen brings her unique blend of folk, pop, musical theater, and country music to the library. Performing her songs written specifically for kids, Amber will get everyone singing along.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Visit our Maker Space to observe a 3D printer in action, then play some 3D games and puzzles.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Maker Room
See a laser cutter in action!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This course demonstrates how to prepare a professional resume that reflects their skills, knowledge and education that are relevant to the job they are seeking.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

Wed, Jun 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 20, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Is a career in coding right for you? This workshop will also help you determine if a career in coding or enrolling in the DeltaV program is the right fit for your future.
Register

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Each event there will be different surprise materials for youth ages 3-8 to experiment with and create unique art!

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Children and caregivers are invited to a story time that is designed for attendees with multi-sensory needs including low lights, reduced sounds, and opportunities for social interaction and play.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Make a Tiny Masterpiece to be displayed at the Downtown Library and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Learn the basic steps of Tango or continue to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment. No partner required.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Trained, certified therapy dogs provide companionship to emerging readers as they earn a free library book and bookmark. Everyone is welcome to read to the dogs. Stay for a performance at 7 p.m.!

Fri, Jun 21, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jun 21, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Jun 21, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Drop in and try some simple, family-friendly games.