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Accessible STEAM

2023-10-19 10:00:00 2023-10-19 11:30:00 America/Chicago Accessible STEAM Interactive program that invites adults with disabilities to create art, make crafts, play games, and explore the Maker Spaces. Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B

Thursday, October 19
10:00am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2023-10-19 10:00:00 2023-10-19 11:30:00 America/Chicago Accessible STEAM Interactive program that invites adults with disabilities to create art, make crafts, play games, and explore the Maker Spaces. Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B

Downtown Library

Beems Auditorium B

Interactive program that invites adults with disabilities to create art, make crafts, play games, and explore the Maker Spaces.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Maker Room and Technology | Games and Activities |

TAGS: | |

Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Dec 04 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Dec 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 07 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 08 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
School age builders are invited to create with LEGOS and KEVA planks. Play may include challenges or open-ended constructing.

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

Tue, Dec 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Dec 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, Dec 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use – the Glowforge, 3D Printer, or Cricut – without having to make an appointment.

Tue, Dec 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, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use our 3D printer and design your own prints!

Wed, Dec 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 playtime.

Wed, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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, Dec 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

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

Thu, Dec 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn the essential skills that employers are seeking from their employees.

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

Fri, Dec 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join an active music-making class as participants are guided through the story through creative movement. An overview of the story will be shared through children’s literature. Registration required.

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

Sat, Dec 09, 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, Dec 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
The public is invited to attend and participate in the 22nd annual Cedar Rapids Area Merry TubaChristmas.

Mon, Dec 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
School age builders are invited to create with LEGOS and KEVA planks. Play may include challenges or open-ended constructing.

Tue, Dec 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 times features stories, songs, parachute play, and bubbles!

Tue, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use – the Glowforge, 3D Printer, or Cricut – without having to make an appointment.

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

Wed, Dec 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 playtime.

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

Thu, Dec 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 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, Dec 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join an active music-making class as participants are guided through the story through creative movement. An overview of the story will be shared through children’s literature. Registration required.

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

Sat, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Register for a free family portrait with Monawar Studios for your holidays.
Register

Sat, Dec 16, 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, Dec 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, Dec 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, Dec 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
School age builders are invited to create with LEGOS and KEVA planks. Play may include challenges or open-ended constructing.

Tue, Dec 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, Dec 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Maker Room
Certified learners are welcome to use the machines they have been certified to use – the Glowforge, 3D Printer, or Cricut – without having to make an appointment.

Tue, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use our 3D printer and design your own prints!

Tue, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Looking for a new great cookie recipe? Attendees will bring in a family favorite cookie recipe and cookies to share with other attendees.

Wed, Dec 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Want to learn how to use a Cricut? Bring your favorite travel mug or bottle and create a cute vinyl sticker for it. Comfort with using a computer and mouse is suggested. Registration required.

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

Thu, Dec 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a 20-minute, interactive nursery rhyme program designed for newborns to three-year-olds.

Thu, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Come learn the essential skills that employers are seeking from their employees.

Thu, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Attune to the season through the power of sound bath meditation.

Thu, Dec 21, 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.

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

Sat, Dec 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Parachute games and songs followed by indoor snow fun!

Sun, Dec 24, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Sun, Dec 24, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, Dec 25, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, Dec 25, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

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

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

Wed, Dec 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
See the library's Glowforge in action then make a marble maze to take home.
This event is full

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

Thu, Dec 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for a session of parachute games and songs at Ladd Library.

Thu, Dec 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.

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

Sat, Dec 30, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for games and indoor fun away from the cold temperatures outdoors! We will end the event with a snowball fight in the Community Room. Registration required.

Sun, Dec 31, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Sun, Dec 31, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, Jan 01, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Mon, Jan 01, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

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

Tue, Jan 02, 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, Jan 02, 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, Jan 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Learn how to use our 3D printer and design your own prints!

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