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Tom Pease Bringing his Music Back to Cedar Rapids

Children’s musician Tom Pease was busy one recent afternoon, tending to the maple syrup he was making in his Wisconsin kitchen. But he wasn’t too busy to talk about one of his true passions – making music, and joy, for generations of children.

Check These Out: Poetry for Children


In celebration of April as National Poetry Month, the library will host a Poetry Power Workshop for third through sixth graders at the Downtown Library on April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adventures in Wonderland

The library celebrates all things Alice in Wonderland with a Mad Hatter tea party on March 15. In honor of this classic tale, here are a few books that take you down a reimagined rabbit hole - different twists on the traditional story of Alice.

Get Crafty at the Library

Unleash your crafty side at the library this winter. From Crafternoons to card making to a Tiny Art Show, we have plenty of opportunities for all ages to get creative. 

Maker Space Craft Night for Teens and Adults

Holiday Music at the Library

The holiday season is here, and the library has a full schedule of music for patrons to enjoy, including the return of Merry TubaChristmas at the Downtown Library and a "Nutcracker" music class for kids.