Upcoming Events
Fri, Sep 30, All day
Downtown Library
The Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library is closed.

Fri, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Each month will feature a new type of craft! Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This activity is designed for teens.

Sat, Oct 01, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Purchase new or gently used books and support the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A/B
Everyone loves parachute play! Get your weekend started with active movement, music, and parachute activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-7 and their caregivers.

Mon, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us in-person at Ladd Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Reading and good conversation in a relaxed atmosphere

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ladd Library - Art Gallery
This is a "drop-in" opportunity to sit with Harper Folsom and participate in her Mirrors project, which entails drawing portraits while in conversation.

Tue, Oct 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library - Commons
This is a "drop-in" opportunity to sit with Harper Folsom and participate in her Mirrors project, which entails drawing portraits while in conversation.

Tue, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Put your knowledge of music, musicals, and artists to the test! Trivia night takes place at Roasters Coffeehouse in the Downtown Library; come for dinner, stay to play!

Wed, Oct 05, 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 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 06, 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 06, 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 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join the Linn County Master Gardeners at Ladd Library to learn about a different gardening topic each week.

Thu, Oct 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
The Women's Studies Reading Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Downtown Library.

Fri, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library - Commons
Getting books to you is what we do. Pop in to the commons of the Downtown Library and select a free young adult or chapter book. Selection varies. No ulterior motives here - we just like books.

Fri, Oct 07, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Learn the rules and get started playing Magic: The Gathering.

Sat, Oct 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Suggested for patrons 13+ years of age.

Mon, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us in-person at Ladd Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Mon, Oct 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Mezzanine
Walk and talk about the book “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Newcomers always welcome to this general interest book club.

Wed, Oct 12, 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 12, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Players of all experience levels are invited to join this afterschool D&D Club!

Wed, Oct 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join the Linn County Master Gardeners at Ladd Library to learn about a different gardening topic each week.

Fri, Oct 14, All day
Virtual Program
Visit the library's Facebook page or YouTube channel to view a short series of videos highlighting the library's history in the Cedar Rapids community.

Fri, Oct 14, 9:30am - 10:15am
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

Fri, Oct 14, 10:30am - 11:15am
Downtown Library - Whipple Auditorium
Music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

Fri, Oct 14, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Learn the rules and get started playing Magic: The Gathering.

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and their caregivers are invited to participate in a STEAM project.

Mon, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us in-person at Ladd Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Mon, Oct 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Downtown Library - Mezzanine
Walk and talk about the book “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ladd Library - Art Gallery
This is a "drop-in" opportunity to sit with Harper Folsom and participate in her Mirrors project, which entails drawing portraits while in conversation.

Tue, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library - Commons
This is a "drop-in" opportunity to sit with Harper Folsom and participate in her Mirrors project, which entails drawing portraits while in conversation.

Wed, Oct 19, 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 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium B
Players of all experience levels are invited to join this afterschool D&D Club!

Wed, Oct 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Wed, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us for Craft and Chat at Ladd Library, and connect with like-minded crafters. Bring a craft project you are working on or grab a project from our craft kit grab bag. Treats will be provided!

Thu, Oct 20, 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!

Canceled
Thu, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:10pm
Ladd Library
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.!

Thu, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join the Linn County Master Gardeners at Ladd Library to learn about a different gardening topic each week.

Thu, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ladd Gallery
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, Oct 21, All day
Downtown Library
Register for this Halloween Program to Go and receive a book of scary stories, some spooky brain teasers, and a creepy doll head craft.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 9:00am

Fri, Oct 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Explore the art of book binding by seeing examples of Harper Folsom's work, learning about different techniques and using tools provided to create your own unique bound book.

Fri, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ladd Library - Community Room
Each month will feature a new type of craft! Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This activity is designed for teens.

Fri, Oct 21, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Learn the rules and get started playing Magic: The Gathering.

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Everyone loves parachute play! Get your weekend started with active movement, music, and parachute activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-7 and their caregivers.

Mon, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ladd Library - Community Room
Join us in-person at Ladd Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun-filled story time for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Tue, Oct 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Book sharing and fellowship - what could be better? Bring your favorite books with queer characters and themes or talk about a favorite book from a queer point of view. All are welcome!

Wed, Oct 26, 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 26, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Players of all experience levels are invited to join this afterschool D&D Club!

Wed, Oct 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library - Beems Auditorium A
A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Fri, Oct 28, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Downtown Library - Union
Learn the rules and get started playing Magic: The Gathering.

Sat, Oct 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library - Children's Program Room
Draw in conversation with Harper Folsom and explore the techniques for drawing portraits. Suggested for ages 7 to 12.

Sat, Oct 29, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library - Conference Room
Teens are invited to explore the art of collage through creating zines - self-published, reproducible, non-commercial publications of their own creation.