Dec. 5, 2023 – New art is on display at the Downtown and Ladd libraries this winter. Here's a little bit about the exhibits – stop by to view them anytime during regular library hours.
Interested in exhibiting your art? Apply here.
Dec. 4, 2023 – 'Tis the season for holiday baking, and the library is celebrating with cookie-centric events:
Nov. 20, 2023 – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is recognizing Cedar Rapids with Pacesetter Honors for its 2022–23 work.
Nov. 20, 2023 – In honor of Thanksgiving, library staff shared books they are thankful for. From a children's book with stories of Zen enlightenment to poetry to self-help, there are a variety of topics and genres. All are available in the library's catalog.
Nov. 16, 2023 – November is National Native American Heritage Month, so our librarians curated a list of adult fiction and nonfiction featuring Native voices.
Nov. 6, 2023 – For Native American Heritage Month, we're highlighting children's books by and about Indigenous people in the United States. Browse the titles by scrolling through the list below, then find these books at the library, or put them on hold in our catalog now.
Nov. 2, 2023 – If you’ve noticed some changes at the Downtown Library lately, rest assured they’re all part of a carefully thought-out plan.
Oct. 26, 2023 – Last week we shared spooky book recommendations from library staff. One staff member, Public Services Specialist Abby Cornelison, had so many picks we decided to dedicate an entire blog post to her favorite scary stories.
Oct. 19, 2023 – Spooky season is upon us, so we asked library staff for their scary story recommendations. From gothic horror to vampires to zombies, these books are sure to give you a fright.
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).
Oct. 9, 2023 – New art exhibits from local artists are up in the library's gallery spaces this fall. Read about them below!
Here are additional upcoming opportunities for local artists:
Oct. 3, 2023 – Celebrate the Freedom to Read October 1-7 by checking out a Banned Book.