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Early Learning Story Time

2024-06-11 10:00:00 2024-06-11 10:30:00 America/Chicago Early Learning Story Time 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! Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B

Tuesday, June 11
10:00am - 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-06-11 10:00:00 2024-06-11 10:30:00 America/Chicago Early Learning Story Time 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! Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B

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!

AGE GROUP: | School Age | Preschool | Babies and Toddlers |

EVENT TYPE: | Early Learning | Books and Reading |

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Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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

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.
Registration is now closed

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!

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
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.

Mon, Jun 24, 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 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
All New Magic. All New Theme. All New Amazement. Mikayla Oz is back with a brand new Family Magic Show.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 24, 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 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
All New Magic. All New Theme. All New Amazement. Mikayla Oz is back with a brand new Family Magic Show.

Mon, Jun 24, 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 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
All New Magic. All New Theme. All New Amazement. Mikayla Oz is back with a brand new Family Magic Show.

Tue, Jun 25, 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 25, 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 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Teens create beaded, jeweled, and braided hair accessories! Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
This special evening story time will include picnic-themed activities after songs and stories.

Wed, Jun 26, 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 26, 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 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Join us for an interactive showing of the 1982 film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." Watch this classic film on the big screen with call outs and audience participation. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Learn the basic steps of Tango or continue to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment. No partner required.

Fri, Jun 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Learn about the monarch butterfly lifecycle and more through interactive learning tables. Make a craft and see real monarchs in their chrysalides!

Mon, Jul 01, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 01, 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, Jul 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Join the Iowa State University Insect Zoo as we showcase over 100 living arthropods. From beetles to roaches, tarantulas to scorpions, come get up close and personal with some very important animals!

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 01, 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, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join the Iowa State University Insect Zoo as we showcase over 100 living arthropods. From beetles to roaches, tarantulas to scorpions, come get up close and personal with some very important animals!

Mon, Jul 01, 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.

Tue, Jul 02, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Tue, Jul 02, 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, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Jul 02, 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, Jul 02, 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, Jul 02, 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, Jul 03, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Wed, Jul 03, 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, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, Jul 03, 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, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jul 04, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Thu, Jul 04, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Fri, Jul 05, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Fri, Jul 05, 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, Jul 05, 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, Jul 05, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jul 06, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Sat, Jul 06, 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, Jul 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Whipple Auditorium
Celebrate all the colors of the rainbow with crafts, a photobooth, glam makeup, and face painting!

Sat, Jul 06, 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.)

Sun, Jul 07, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 08, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 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, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Alyssa Guritz, of Linn County Extension, presents an interactive demonstration of the Blender Bike. The Blender Bike uses pedal power to make healthy snacks like hummus and smoothies! For all ages.

Tue, Jul 09, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Tue, Jul 09, 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, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Maker Room
Don’t have a particular project in mind but want to see how the Cricut works? This class will provide the first hour of training necessary for becoming a certified learner on the Cricut.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 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, Jul 09, 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, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Gallery
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Can you survive this is a special horror themed Murder Mystery Club event? Registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Wed, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library - Union,Maker Room
Sketch or trace a design to create a unique LED and acrylic light for your room. During this program we'll use the laser cutter This program is designed for teens. Registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room,Opportunity Center Classroom
Come network with local employers that are actively hiring!

Wed, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jul 11, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Thu, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
The Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm for their regular meeting.

Thu, Jul 11, 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, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections for and about women.

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Fri, Jul 12, 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, Jul 12, 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, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Have a prehistoric experience at the library – meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Have a prehistoric experience at the library – meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
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, Jul 12, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Have a prehistoric experience at the library when you have the chance to meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Whipple Auditorium
Come visit the Cat Cafe to meet cool adoptable kittens and cats while you enjoy cool treats and fun activities! In partnership with SAINT Rescue & Adoption Center and Critter Crusaders.

Sun, Jul 14, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 15, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.

Mon, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.

Mon, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.