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Socially Anxious Hangout Group

2024-03-23 13:00:00 2024-03-23 15:00:00 America/Chicago Socially Anxious Hangout Group 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.) Downtown Library - Conference Room

Saturday, March 23
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-23 13:00:00 2024-03-23 15:00:00 America/Chicago Socially Anxious Hangout Group 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.) Downtown Library - Conference Room

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.)

Snacks are provided. This group is designed for young adults ages 18-40. Free parking is available at the Fifth Avenue entrance, and the Conference Room is located on the second floor next to the skywalk.

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is certified Sensory Inclusive through KultureCity. This initiative promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all guests with sensory issues who visit the library. Visit https://venue.kulturecity.org/venues/cedar-rapids-public-library-downtown to prepare for your visit.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Games and Activities |

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Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 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, Apr 15, 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, Apr 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Art Gallery
During this drop-in program, resident artist Akwi Nji, invites the Cedar Rapids community to write a letter to a favorite book character.

Mon, Apr 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, Apr 15, 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, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 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, Apr 16, 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.

Wed, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, Apr 17, 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, Apr 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 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, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room,Conference Room
Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.
Register

Thu, Apr 18, 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, Apr 19, 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, Apr 19, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Fri, Apr 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Library
Enjoy delightful beverage and appetizer pairings while supporting the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. Miracles. And Audience Participation.

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. Miracles. And Audience Participation.

Mon, Apr 22, 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, Apr 22, 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, Apr 22, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 23, 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, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 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, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Apr 25, 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, Apr 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room,Children's Program Room
Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.
Register

Thu, Apr 25, 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, Apr 26, 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, Apr 26, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
McLoud Run Park
A Save Our Streams volunteer will lead registered participants through the field training to become a certified SOS water quality monitor.

Sat, Apr 27, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Unconference 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, Apr 29, 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, Apr 29, 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, Apr 29, 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 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, Apr 30, 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.

Wed, May 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 play and connection time.

Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

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

Thu, May 02, 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, May 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, May 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions.

Thu, May 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, May 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room,Technology Classroom
Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.
Register

Thu, May 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Commons
Resident artist Akwi Nji’s latest art collection is inspired by book covers from her favorite pieces of literature.

Thu, May 02, 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.

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

Fri, May 03, All day
Downtown Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Fri, May 03, All day
Ladd Library
Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library are closed.

Canceled
Fri, May 03, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Everyday we write our stories through the text messages we send to each other. Explore the poetry of text with resident artist Akwi Nji.

Sat, May 04, 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, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Celebrate your favorite far, far away galaxy with crafts, characters, and test your knowledge with some trivia!

Mon, May 06, 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, May 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library
Come learn new computer skills or gain additional experience on current skills with IowaWORKS and the Northstar Computer Literacy program.

Mon, May 06, 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, May 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, May 07, 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, May 07, 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, May 07, 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, May 07, 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, May 07, 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, May 07, 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.

Wed, May 08, 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, May 08, 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, May 08, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Forrest McCurren returns for an evening of songs and stories, with himself on guitar and Margaret McCurren fiddle.

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime.

Thu, May 09, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room,Technology Classroom
Join Family Learning Connections to learn about Circle of Security and how parents can build positive relationships with and for their children.
Register

Thu, May 09, 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, May 10, 9:30am - 10:15am
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

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

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

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Greene Square Park
Join us for an afternoon filled with llama joy! A short story time begins at 1:00 pm, followed by photo opportunities and fun interactions with two llamas from Prairie Patch Farm. All ages welcome!

Mon, May 13, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Tweens and teens will work in groups to make collages with a mix of digital and analog techniques.
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Wed, May 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Financial Education Programs gives you the resources you can need to achieve financial freedom.

Wed, May 15, 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, May 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!