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Book Lovers Book Club

2024-07-09 18:30:00 2024-07-09 19:30:00 America/Chicago Book Lovers Book Club Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club. Ladd Library - Gallery

Tuesday, July 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-09 18:30:00 2024-07-09 19:30:00 America/Chicago Book Lovers Book Club Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club. Ladd Library - Gallery

Ladd Library

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Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

This general interest book club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Ladd Library. All are welcome.

Spring Discussion Dates and Reading Selections:

  • March 12 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
  • April 9 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean 
  • May 14 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

Summer Discussion Dates and Reading Selections:

  • June 11 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • July 9 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • August 13 - The Mothers by Brit Bennett 

When a title is a part of a Book Club Kit, it will be ready for pick-up the month before it is discussed. Other titles are available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary. Copies may be picked up in person or by hold at any Metro Library Network location. 

If you'd like assistance finding any of these books in a different format, please contact Amy Golly gollya@crlibrary.org.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Books and Reading |

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Ladd Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 09 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 14 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

Fri, Jul 12, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Fri, Jul 12, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jul 12, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jul 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Have a prehistoric experience at the library – meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Have a prehistoric experience at the library – meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
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, Jul 12, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Have a prehistoric experience at the library when you have the chance to meet life-size interactive dinosaurs. Learn facts, play games, learn to roar, and even get your picture taken!

Sat, Jul 13, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Whipple Auditorium
Come visit the Cat Cafe to meet cool adoptable kittens and cats while you enjoy cool treats and fun activities! In partnership with SAINT Rescue & Adoption Center and Critter Crusaders.

Sun, Jul 14, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 15, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 15, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.

Mon, Jul 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, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Get up close and hands-on with a variety of exotic animals with Wild Times Exotics.

Tue, Jul 16, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
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, Jul 16, 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, Jul 16, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B,Whipple Auditorium
Visit the stars through a planetarium, build your own model rocket, and more!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 17, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Wed, Jul 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 playtime.

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Take charge of your financial future by attending the FREE FDIC - Money Smart Financial Education workshops in the Opportunity Center.

Wed, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

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

Thu, Jul 18, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Thu, Jul 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, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Caregivers and littles play and learn together with parachute games and songs!

Thu, Jul 18, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Jul 18, 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, Jul 18, 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 p.m.!

Fri, Jul 19, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Fri, Jul 19, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jul 19, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Jul 20, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Sat, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Do you have mush love for fungi? This beginner guide to mushroom hunting will connect you with other trusted experts in foraging.

Sun, Jul 21, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 22, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 22, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Tom Pease entertains with great music and audience participation that will have you rockin' and rollin' like no other performance. 

Mon, Jul 22, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Tom Pease entertains with great music and audience participation that will have you rockin' and rollin' like no other performance. 

Mon, Jul 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, Jul 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Tom Pease entertains with great music and audience participation that will have you rockin' and rollin' like no other performance. 

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Escape the heat with some giant games at the library! Giant Jenga, Twister, Bananagrams, and more...everything is more fun when it's super-sized!

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
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, Jul 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, Jul 23, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Make your own cloud slime with charms! Registration is required.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
A local small business will lead attendees in making a charcuterie board to enjoy at home! Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Wed, Jul 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 playtime.

Wed, Jul 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Take charge of your financial future by attending the FREE FDIC - Money Smart Financial Education workshops in the Opportunity Center.

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Jul 25, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Jul 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, Jul 25, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 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, Jul 26, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Fri, Jul 26, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Jul 26, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

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

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Children's Program Room,LivingLearning Roof,Whipple Auditorium
Celebrate the end of our summer reading program with a Ren Faire at the library. See sword fights and artisans, play fun games, and make medieval crafts. Costumes encouraged.

Sun, Jul 28, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Mon, Jul 29, 9:00am - 11:00am
Redmond Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Story time for young children with stories, songs, and other interactive activities.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jacolyn Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Mon, Jul 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, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Owls play an important role in the ecosystem of Iowa. Linn County Conservation Naturalist Chuck Ungs will show mounted owls, talons, and pellets, then teach attendees how to call to a barred owl!

Tue, Jul 30, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
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, Jul 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.

Tue, Jul 30, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hayes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Tue, Jul 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Stand out above other job candidates and develop an application that will impress employers.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
Downtown Library - Commons
See Tiny Masterpieces by local artists all through the month of July!

Wed, Jul 31, 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, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Take charge of your financial future by attending the FREE FDIC - Money Smart Financial Education workshops in the Opportunity Center.

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

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

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Caregivers and littles play and learn together with parachute games and songs!

Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hughes Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Chat with staff of the Civil Rights Commission about your concerns and questions.

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Stand out above other job candidates and develop an application that will impress employers.

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Fiction and non-fiction selections for and about women.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join other adults to make friendship bracelets, Shrinky Dinks, and perler bead crafts. Fun nostalgic candy and refreshments will be provided. Bring your friends! Registration required.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 02, 9:00am - 11:00am
Bever Park
Enjoy a story time for all ages in the park! Then stick around for library activities and giveaways, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and hang out with our friends at the Rollin' Recmobile.

Fri, Aug 02, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Aug 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, Aug 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B,Children's Program Room,Whipple Auditorium
Join us for a library version of the Summer Olympics! Try out events such as Book Balance, High Jump, Journal Toss, Bouncy Ball Race, Bowling, and more. Do you think you can earn a gold medal?

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

Mon, Aug 05, 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, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Chill out with an ice cream treat and some great stories and activities!

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
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, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Unconference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tue, Aug 06, 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, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Review basics ideas on how to present your knowledge, skills and abilities in a professional way on a resume to capture the attention of potential employers!

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library - Technology Classroom
Teens will learn how to use the 3D printer and Tinkercad to create their own 3D designs. They'll be able to learn at their own pace and set their creative direction.

Tue, Aug 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Stand out above other job candidates and develop an application that will impress employers.

Wed, Aug 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, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Take charge of your financial future by attending the FREE FDIC - Money Smart Financial Education workshops in the Opportunity Center.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Adventures await! Bring your first-level character and be ready to dive in. Not sure if this is the group for you? Feel free to observe a session and jump in when you are ready.

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

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Aug 08, 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, Aug 08, 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.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 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, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ladd Library - Opportunity Center Classroom
Stand out above other job candidates and develop an application that will impress employers.

Thu, Aug 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, Aug 09, 9:30am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
A 15-minute story and song program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 45-minute playtime.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Arts, movement, and music for youth and their caregivers. This program is geared towards youth preK-2nd grade.

Fri, Aug 09, 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, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Join us for an afternoon of playing your favorite trading card games.

Sat, Aug 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
See the Tiny Art display before it closes and enjoy the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s free Family Fun Day: Opposite Day.

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Individuals and teams will compete in an all-ages jigsaw puzzle speed race. Registration required.