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Top Kanopy Picks-Movies

Top Kanopy Picks-Movies

Kanopy is a streaming service you can access from the comfort of your couch. To access simply go to our website (crlibrary.org,) click on the resources and services tab and select Kanopy. From there you’ll have access to thousands of movies and documentaries the New York Times referred to as “a garden of cinematic delights”…. View more

Children’s Book Series and Where to Find Them

Children’s Book Series and Where to Find Them

With our community working hard to stay home and healthy, it might be difficult to figure out what to read next! Check out this Childrens Fiction Series List and start a new series for yourself or as a family read aloud. This list includes the series name as well as the first title in the series to… View more

Spark a new interest at the Library!

Spark a new interest at the Library!

Libraries across the country are transforming how they serve their communities. New programs pop up to meet current trends; new platforms are developed to support emerging technologies; and new materials are added to library collections. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has a very special collection of items called Spark Kits, which are specifically designed to… View more

Winter Goals

Winter Goals

Ladies, gentleman, and non binary friends- I have news. Winter is here. We can deny it all we want, but we know it is just around the corner. This time it is not playing by any rules either. I don’t think I have ever before seen fall leaves on top of winter snow. Have you?… View more

I’m Not Really A Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color At a Time

I’m Not Really A Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color At a Time

If you’re a manicure aficionado, you’ve probably heard of a nail polish company called OPI.  (In fact, you’re probably wearing one of their colors right now.)  Lincoln Park After Dark and Let Me Bayou a Drink are just two of the whimsically-named polishes this company has produced over the years. If you know OPI, then it’s time… View more