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Read to Dogs

2023-12-21 18:30:00 2023-12-21 19:00:00 America/Chicago Read to Dogs 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 pm. Ladd Library - Community Room

Thursday, December 21
6:30pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-21 18:30:00 2023-12-21 19:00:00 America/Chicago Read to Dogs 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 pm. Ladd Library - Community Room

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 pm.

Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.

AGE GROUP: | School Age | Everyone |

EVENT TYPE: | Family Programs | Books and Reading |

TAGS: | Reading | Dogs |

Ladd Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Ladd Library is located at 3750 Williams Blvd SW and is a 16,000 square foot facility. It features one community room with space for up to 50 people, which can be utilized for meetings and special events. The Ladd Library has a wonderful collection of materials, public computers, a children's library, and space to sit and read or tables to work or gather.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Feb 29, 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, Feb 29, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn the essential skills that employers are seeking from their employees.

Thu, Feb 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Make this adorable book nook at this two-part crafting event. Learn how the library's Glowforge works and make a cafe with working lights. Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 29, 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, Mar 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Learn and practice the gentle forms of Tai Chi in this 9-week series with Bryan Bruner of Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Skills will build on each other from the first session to the last.

Fri, Mar 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Children's Program Room,Conference Room,Commons,Technology Classroom,Whipple Auditorium
This full-day event includes performances from local musicians of all ages, an instrument petting zoo, a music production workshop, arts and crafts, and more.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3rd Floor Gallery
Meet the library’s new resident artist, Akwi Nji, a local artist whose work has been featured at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Immerse yourself in her artistic vision at this gallery opening.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story time features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Mar 05, 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, Mar 05, 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, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This course is beneficial for anyone looking to create their first resume or looking to improve or update one they already have.

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and use Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Next Page Books and the Cedar Rapids Public Library are partnering to host Iowa City-based author Kaveh Akbar for a reading and discussion in support of his bestselling novel, Martyr!.

Wed, Mar 06, 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 play and connection time.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, Mar 06, 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, Mar 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
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, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions.

Thu, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections that are by, for and about women.

Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Learn and practice the gentle forms of Tai Chi in this 9-week series with Bryan Bruner of Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Skills will build on each other from the first session to the last.

Fri, Mar 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Anger can be difficult for children to experience. Kelli Michel, Expressive Arts Specialist at Tanager Place, will lead a program of music, movement, and art to help children learn about this emotion.

Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Mar 11, 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, Mar 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you’ll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer.
Register

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story time features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Mar 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Warp into the Mario Universe with themed crafts, games, and activities for all ages!

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Tweens and teens will learn how to use the Cricut and other Maker Spaces technology to create their own stickers.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Wed, Mar 13, 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 play and connection time.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Commons
Write pocketbook-sized poetry with resident artist Akwi Nji during this drop-in program.

Canceled
Wed, Mar 13, 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, Mar 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Free to attend public showing of "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" (2023).

Thu, Mar 14, 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, Mar 14, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a self-directed session of LEGO play at Ladd Library! Design something yourself or spin our wheel for ideas. Designed for preschoolers and up!

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Learn and practice the gentle forms of Tai Chi in this 9-week series with Bryan Bruner of Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Skills will build on each other from the first session to the last.

Fri, Mar 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Local musician Mira Gibbons will present a violin-themed afternoon with music, stories, games, crafts, and more.

Fri, Mar 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Mar 16, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Union
Drop in afternoon of Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and simple Mario craft projects!

Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Mar 18, 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, Mar 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Neon Geometry, Bouncy Dice Explosion, and Toilet Paper Olympics...these are just a few of the exciting math activities you'll do at Crazy 8s Club! This program is for students in 3rd-5th grade.

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story time features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Mar 19, 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, Mar 19, 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, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and use Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Tue, Mar 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Geared toward youth ages 16-25, this workshop explores the necessary skills for education and career success.

Wed, Mar 20, 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 play and connection time.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, Mar 20, 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, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Interactive program that invites adults with disabilities to create art, make crafts, play games, and explore the Maker Spaces.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a session of parachute games and songs!

Thu, Mar 21, 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, Mar 21, 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, Mar 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Geared toward youth ages 16-25, this workshop explores the necessary skills for education and career success.

Thu, Mar 21, 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, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Learn and practice the gentle forms of Tai Chi in this 9-week series with Bryan Bruner of Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Skills will build on each other from the first session to the last.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Book covers can draw us into a story or remain with us long after the details of the story have faded. Create a unique art piece using recycled materials inspired by the cover of your favorite book.

Sat, Mar 23, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
We will cover responsibilities of a babysitter, what families expect, how to care for children of different ages, games and play ideas, basic first aid, safety and how to handle emergencies.
Register

Sat, Mar 23, 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.)

Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Mar 25, 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, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Learn about the final vision for the new Westside Library project.

Mon, Mar 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Neon Geometry, Bouncy Dice Explosion, and Toilet Paper Olympics...these are just a few of the exciting math activities you'll do at Crazy 8s Club! This program is for students in 3rd-5th grade.

Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5. This high-energy story time features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Mar 26, 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, Mar 26, 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, Mar 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Geared toward youth ages 16-25, this workshop explores the necessary skills for education and career success.

Tue, Mar 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Calling all true crime and murder mystery fans. Put on your detective hat and join other sleuths to solve a mystery at the library.

Tue, Mar 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Design a personalized project using Inkscape software.
Registration opens Tuesday, March 12 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Mar 27, 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 play and connection time.

Wed, Mar 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Letter writing is becoming a lost art in the digital age. Join resident artist Akwi Nji for a letter writing session honoring books that have notably impacted your life.

Wed, Mar 27, 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, Mar 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Mar 28, 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, Mar 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds.

Thu, Mar 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Geared toward youth ages 16-25, this workshop explores the necessary skills for education and career success.

Thu, Mar 28, 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, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Mar 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Learn and practice the gentle forms of Tai Chi in this 9-week series with Bryan Bruner of Heritage Area Agency on Aging. Skills will build on each other from the first session to the last.

Fri, Mar 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.