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Mike Anderson - Beauty of the Dulcimer

2023-06-05 18:00:00 2023-06-05 19:00:00 America/Chicago Mike Anderson - Beauty of the Dulcimer 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. Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium

Monday, June 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-05 18:00:00 2023-06-05 19:00:00 America/Chicago Mike Anderson - Beauty of the Dulcimer 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. Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium

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.

Musician, singer, mountain dulcimer player, storyteller, writer, author, workshop leader, educator, emcee. The combination of music, storytelling and humor has made Mike Anderson one of the most sought-after speakers and performers from the Atlantic coast to Canada to the Gulf and all points in between. Internationally, Mike Anderson is part of the MMC Starlight/Encyclopedia Britannica International Storytelling Music and Storytelling Carnival in Taiwan for both years of its existence. Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary. As an author and an elementary school teacher of 39 years, Mike earned accolades from his current principal who said, “He is a superb communicator, master teacher and an exceptional leader in any setting.” While the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, and nose flute are a part of his trade, his power to guide teachers and students is among his greatest strengths. 

AGE GROUP: | Teen | School Age | Everyone | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Performances |

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Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Oct 02 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 03 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 04 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 06 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 07 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 08 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

Tue, Oct 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Oct 03, 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
An interactive paranormal presentation that will take audiences through some of the nation's most haunted locations!

Wed, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 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, Oct 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Created by Zumba and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini program combines music, dance, and educational tools for 30 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!

Thu, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Conference Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use without having to make an appointment.

Thu, Oct 05, 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, Oct 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room,Urban Plaza
We've invited our local fire department to visit the library for a story time and chance to look at their shiny fire truck.

Thu, Oct 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This workshop provides the tools you need to work toward financial goals.

Thu, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections that are by, for and about women.

Thu, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Oct 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
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, Oct 06, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Oct 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom,Maker Room,Union
Sample three different crafts in one day while checking out the library's maker technology. Try out macramé, 3D printing, and jewelry making with the Glowforge. Registration is required.

Sat, Oct 07, 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, Oct 09, 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, Oct 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
School's out, so join the library for some fun! Watch the 3D printer create a sculpture while building unique sculptures with Doodle Pens. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
School age children are invited to try some art projects using supplies from the Glowforge and 3D printers. Activities are geared to kids in 2nd-5th grade.

Tue, Oct 10, 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

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

Tue, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Newcomers are always welcome to this general interest book club that meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Wed, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 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, Oct 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn the essential skills that employers are seeking from their employees.

Thu, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Conference Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use without having to make an appointment.

Thu, Oct 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
This workshop provides the tools you need to work toward financial goals.

Thu, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Oct 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
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, Oct 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Oct 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Join us as Tanager's Expressive Arts Specialist, Kelli Michel, leads a music, movement, and visual arts program that allows children safe ways to explore emotions and build self-awareness and empathy.

Mon, Oct 16, 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.

Tue, Oct 17, 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Oct 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Classroom
Bring in your crafting project to work on with fellow crafters. Share knowledge with one another and see how the Maker Room's tools might take your projects to the next level.

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Conference Room
Travel back in time by re-creating some favorite '90s fads with new and old technology.

Wed, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
New venue Downtown Library - Conference Room
The next batch of adventures await our characters. Drop in and observe, or bring a first-level character and dive in.

Wed, Oct 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a session of parachute games and songs at Ladd Library.

Thu, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Interactive program that invites adults with disabilities to create art, make crafts, play games, and explore the Maker Spaces.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Conference Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use without having to make an appointment.

Thu, Oct 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Did you know playdough play has huge developmental benefits? Drop in and play with a variety of textures and tools.

Thu, Oct 19, 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.

Thu, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Thu, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Dr. Joseph Engler, Pr. Technical Fellow and Chief AI Scientist at Collins Aerospace, will cover what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is and how it impacts each of us now and in the future.

Fri, Oct 20, 9:30am - 10:15am
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

Fri, Oct 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
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, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

Fri, Oct 20, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Fri, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Create a work of art on canvas to be featured in the Ladd Library gallery!

Fri, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Gallery
Calling all true crime and mystery fans. Put on your detective hat and join other sleuths to solve a mystery after hours at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom,Maker Room
Make a personalized bamboo cutlery set with travel pouch.

Mon, Oct 23, 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, Oct 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
School-age children are invited to try art projects using supplies from our Glowforge and 3D Printers. Activities are geared to kids in 2nd-5th grade.

Tue, Oct 24, 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Oct 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Classroom
Bring in your crafting project to work on with fellow crafters. Share knowledge with one another and see how the Maker Room's tools might take your projects to the next level.

Tue, Oct 24, 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, Oct 25, 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

Wed, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Drop-in, no registration necessary. Staff will be available for assistance creating resumes, applying for jobs and searching for jobs.

Thu, Oct 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Each week there will be different surprise materials for youth ages 3-8 to experiment with and create unique art!

Thu, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
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, Oct 26, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Process art focuses on the process of creating rather than an end-product. Projects may include making string art, neurographic art, playing with clay, etc.

Thu, Oct 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn the essential skills that employers are seeking from their employees.

Thu, Oct 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room,Technology Conference Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use without having to make an appointment.

Thu, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips and tricks.

Fri, Oct 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
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, Oct 27, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Oct 28, 10:00am - 10:40am
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Join us for some scary LEGO fun, as we build our own monsters, complete LEGO challenges, and answer monster trivia!

Sat, Oct 28, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Come play some tabletop games with us! Bring your favorite indie RPG to share with the group or try a new game that one of our GMs has prepared. No experience necessary.

Mon, Oct 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
School age children are invited to participate in individual and group challenges with KEVA blocks. Activities are geared toward kids in 2nd-5th grade.

Tue, Oct 31, 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Wed, Nov 01, 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, Nov 01, 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, Nov 01, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Nov 02, 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, Nov 02, 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, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections that are by, for and about women.