R.E.M. released a twenty fifth anniversary edition of Automatic for the People late October of 2017 (this means it was originally released in October of 1992) that comes with a live recording from the 40 Watt Club in Athens Georgia, as well as a twenty four page booklet that includes liner notes and interviews from… View more
Join us for a new story time program called Play, Sing, and Read! Held at 10 am each Wednesday morning at the Downtown Library, we will have a 20 minute play and socialization time followed by interactive stories and songs. A simple art or sensory activity will be provided each week. This program is designed… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites you to cool off from the warm August weather with the Second Annual Summer Sci-Fi Film Series.The free film series, hosted by Steven Marc Weiss, Professor of Theatre Arts at Coe College, will begin with a brief introduction to the films each night. This year the film series features… View more
The New York Public Library recently followed a copy of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” through their library system, recording in detail the odyssey it took from when a patron put it on hold to when it was checked out. We thought this was a really wonderful idea, and while our library system is exponentially smaller than… View more
Pink Floyd released the ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ LP in March of 1973. It was on the Billboard charts for fourteen consecutive years after that date. The LP holds the record as the longest time spent on the charts. According to Billboard, the album still sells an estimated 8-9,000 copies a week and it… View more
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is thrilled to offer a new four-week program designed to introduce kids ages 5-7 years of age and their adults to early coding skills based on the book Hello Ruby. Hello Ruby is a book designed to be a whimsical way to learn about technology, computing and coding. The four-week… View more
Studies show that over the summer months, when students are not in school, they can lose as much as two months’ worth of grade level equivalency. A study by the National Summer Learning Association confirms that teachers spend a significant amount of time re-teaching material due to summer learning loss. The Cedar Rapids Public Library… View more
Amazon announced today that it is working with OverDrive (our ebook supplier) to begin lending Kindle ebooks through libraries.