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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

Stay Healthy This Winter at the Library

The Cedar Rapids Public Library invites everyone to stay healthy and engaged with their community this winter, despite falling temperatures. The Library offers a variety of programs to keep everyone moving, learning, and creating throughout the cold weather months. Programs include: Cooking Up Nostalgia: Bring your favorite recipes and stories from days gone by! We’ll… 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

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2019

Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types —… View more