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Civil Rights Commission Community Office Hours

2023-04-06 14:00:00 2023-04-06 16:00:00 America/Chicago Civil Rights Commission Community Office Hours Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions. Downtown Library -

Thursday, April 06
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-06 14:00:00 2023-04-06 16:00:00 America/Chicago Civil Rights Commission Community Office Hours Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions. Downtown Library -

Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions.

Each Thursday from 2-4 pm, staff from the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission will be in the Commons (first floor) at the Downtown Library. Feel free to stop by and chat with them about your questions and concerns. 

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Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
We're closed Monday May 29
Mon, May 29 Closed
Tue, May 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 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

Mon, May 29, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, May 29, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Wed, May 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Players of all experience levels are invited to join this afterschool D&D Club!

Wed, May 31, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 01, 9:30am - 10:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 01, 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 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Calling all bookworms! Let's test just how well read you think you are with bookish facts at the only trivia quiz in town researched by professional nerds: librarians.

Thu, Jun 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections that are by, for and about women.

Sat, Jun 03, 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 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for the first day of the Summer Dare Program with special guest storytellers, games, giant bubbles, fun crafts, and a cool treat!

Mon, Jun 05, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 05, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Songs, Stories, and a Boingy Boingy Thing, a Clack-ity Clack Thing and a Noseflute! Stories and 5 different musical instruments make his shows something kids will talk about for quite a while. 

Mon, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Beauty of the Dulcimer will be an overview of the dulcimer, including histories, styles of playing, and a lot of old-time and modern music, in a show for adults and kids alike.

Tue, Jun 06, 9:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Songs, Stories, and a Boingy Boingy Thing, a Clack-ity Clack Thing and a Noseflute! Stories and five different musical instruments make his shows something kids will talk about for quite a while.

Tue, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Jun 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Songs, Stories, and a Boingy Boingy Thing, a Clack-ity Clack Thing and a Noseflute! Stories and five different musical instruments make his shows something kids will talk about for quite a while.

Tue, Jun 06, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Tue, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Songs, Stories, and a Boingy Boingy Thing, a Clack-ity Clack Thing and a Noseflute! Stories and five different musical instruments make his shows something kids will talk about for quite a while.

Tue, Jun 06, 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.

Wed, Jun 07, 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 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 07, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cleveland Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Wed, Jun 07, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 08, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Thu, Jun 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room
See a demonstration of the library's 3D printers, Glowforge, and Cricut machine. Find out how to use the room. View a gallery of projects created by other makers and make a personalized button.

Thu, Jun 08, 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, Jun 09, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Sat, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Come to the library before the CR Pride Parade for stories, craft flags, button-making, and dancing!

Mon, Jun 12, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 12, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Darrin Crow brings his powerful, imaginative, engaging stories to the library. Audiences will be on the edge of their seat, and the stories will stick with them long after the tale ends.

Mon, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
This first-person story for adults and kids alike weaves together the lives of the hobo Coal Car Riggs and a young farm girl as they struggle to survive.

Tue, Jun 13, 9:30am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Darrin Crow brings his powerful, imaginative, engaging stories to the library. Audiences will be on the edge of their seat, and the stories will stick with them long after the tale ends.

Tue, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Teens will collaborate to create topics for discussion, record their perspectives and edit content.

Tue, Jun 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Darrin Crow brings his powerful, imaginative, engaging stories to the library. Audiences will be on the edge of their seat, and the stories will stick with them long after the tale ends.

Tue, Jun 13, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Tue, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Darrin Crow brings his powerful, imaginative, engaging stories to the library. Audiences will be on the edge of their seat, and the stories will stick with them long after the tale ends.

Tue, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Wed, Jun 14, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Drop-in, no registration necessary. Library staff will be available for assistance creating resumes, applying for jobs and searching for jobs.

Wed, Jun 14, 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 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us at the Downtown Library to meet with potential employers. Library staff will assist with creating resumes and job applications from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

Wed, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Classroom
Want to use the Maker Room? If you are a certified learner you don't need to make an appointment. Machines are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Wed, Jun 14, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Wed, Jun 14, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 1:35pm
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 15, 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 pm.

Fri, Jun 16, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Sat, Jun 17, 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 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Martika will dazzle crowds in the morning with her Circus Variety Show, and outdoors with her Fire Arts Show in the afternoon. Join us for one or both!

Sat, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Urban Plaza
Martika will dazzle crowds in the morning with her Circus Variety Show, and outdoors with her Fire Arts Show in the afternoon. Join us for one or both!

Mon, Jun 19, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creekside Pavilion - Noelridge Park
Join us for this 5-day outdoor camp. Participants will form tribes and compete to collect clean water, identify plants, create a solar oven, build a shelter, and more. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 19, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Tue, Jun 20, 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.

Tue, Jun 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creekside Pavilion - Noelridge Park
Join us for this 5-day outdoor camp. Participants will form tribes and compete to collect clean water, identify plants, create a solar oven, build a shelter, and more. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 20, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Tue, Jun 20, 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.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.

Tue, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
All New Magic. All New Theme. All New Amazement. Mikayla Oz is back with a brand new Family Magic Show.

Wed, Jun 21, 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 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creekside Pavilion - Noelridge Park
Join us for this 5-day outdoor camp. Participants will form tribes and compete to collect clean water, identify plants, create a solar oven, build a shelter, and more. Registration required.

Wed, Jun 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Classroom
Want to use the Maker Room? If you are a certified learner you don't need to make an appointment. Machines are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Wed, Jun 21, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cleveland Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Wed, Jun 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jun 22, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Drop-in, no registration necessary. Library and Opportunity Center staff will be available for assistance creating resumes, applying for jobs and searching for jobs.

Thu, Jun 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creekside Pavilion - Noelridge Park
Join us for this 5-day outdoor camp. Participants will form tribes and compete to collect clean water, identify plants, create a solar oven, build a shelter, and more. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Opportunity Center and Library staff will assist with creating resumes and job applications in the Opportunity Center. Join us every 4th Thursday at the Ladd Library to meet with potential employers.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us for a fun-filled story time for children ages 2-5, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Thu, Jun 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - LivingLearning Roof,Beems Auditorium B
Join Sober CR and Old Neighborhood Pub owner Draya VanHoeck to learn how to mix summer-inspired Alcohol-Free Alt-Tails (Alternative Cocktails). Sip and socialize on our lovely LivingLearning Roof.

Fri, Jun 23, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Fri, Jun 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creekside Pavilion - Noelridge Park
Join us for this 5-day outdoor camp. Participants will form tribes and compete to collect clean water, identify plants, create a solar oven, build a shelter, and more. Registration required.

Sat, Jun 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
View the African American Museum of Iowa's traveling exhibit and do some plant-themed activities.

Sat, Jun 24, 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, Jun 26, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jun 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Mon, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Amber Hansen brings her unique blend of folk, pop, musical theater, and country music to the library. This performance is intended for adults and families, and will feature Amber with a full band.

Tue, Jun 27, 9:30am - 10:30am
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.

Tue, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Teens will collaborate to create topics for discussion, record their perspectives and edit content.

Tue, Jun 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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.

Tue, Jun 27, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

Tue, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Tue, Jun 27, 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.

Wed, Jun 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, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Classroom
Want to use the Maker Room? If you are a certified learner you don't need to make an appointment. Machines are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Wed, Jun 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Jacolyn Park
The library's Mobile Technology Lab is on the move! The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation’s Rollin' Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer.

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