Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 – Cedar Rapids artist Akwi Nji has been many things over her career, including a teacher, a poet, a performer, a community arts facilitator, and a visual artist.
Jan. 4, 2023 – The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation is throwing a birthday party in Dolly Parton’s honor and inviting the public to join the celebration.
Oct. 13, 2023 – Dr. Joseph Engler, Pr. Technical Fellow and Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist at Collins Aerospace, will give a presentation at the Cedar Rapids Public Library about artificial intelligence (AI).
Sept. 26, 2023 - Celebrate the Freedom to Read October 1 – 7 with special events at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in honor of Banned Books Week.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library and Reading Into Success are hosting a Children’s Health Fair.
The event will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd. SW, 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.
Kristin Hanggi wants to help you get your story out.
"I've been working with writers for the last 15 years at every level of the game. I have a deep desire to help free people up to express themselves," she said.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with Linn County Public Health to increase access to bike maintenance education among area youth.
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States by marking the day the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.
The library's big summer performance series is underway. In the coming weeks, there will be music, magic, storytelling, live animals, and even interactive dinosaurs, all of it free and open to all ages.
To celebrate Pride Month, librarian Renee Greenlee shared this list of picture books that celebrate the lives and families of LGBTQ+ people.
We have big things planned for you at the library this summer.
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.