Mixtapes are an effervescent, emotionally-illusive, and joyful instrument of expression. Created by yourself they are a reflection of a curated collection that has its perennial go to songs, beats and rhythms that allow someone else to feel how you do, or the opposite, for you to feel how they do. They can also be a… View more
If music genres and seasons pair well together like wine and cheese, then fall is garage rock season. Deep Scorpio skies call for fuzz tone effect peddles and leaves falling from trees recall amateurish lyrics that have more truth than practiced customer service greetings and little conversations. It’s the vehicle that allows us to understand… View more
The Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, along with renowned journalist and reporter, Cokie Roberts, presented the Cedar Rapids Public Library with the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service during a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. this afternoon. For 23 years, the National… View more
Reading into Success is a local collaboration working to ensure children read proficiently by the end of third grade by leveraging the assets of the entire community. WHY DOES THIRD GRADE READING MATTER? After third grade an important shift happens in learning. The focus changes from teaching students to read to them having them read to learn…. View more
Summer is optimal road trip season – the weather’s warm, everything’s open, and if you had to sleep in your car you could. The best road trips are always those that plan themselves, they meander and go back to the two lane road. From this distance you can get a better view of individual lives that… View more
All members of the community are invited to the first Community Cultural Celebration & Expo on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 10 am-2 pm at the Downtown Library. Come to celebrate your own culture and enjoy learning about the many other cultures in our diverse community! The festivities will include: * Music, dance, performances &… View more
The downtown Cedar Rapid Public Library will be buzzing on Tuesday for the STEM Fair from 4 – 8 pm. Over 40 exhibitors and community presenters will be on hand demonstrating STEM technology and careers. Representatives from Rockwell Collins, Iowa BIG Academy, the City of Cedar Rapids, and so many more organizations will be on… View more
Mark Vogel was unemployed and seeking work. Three months ago he started coming to the Jobs Lab on Monday mornings from 9 – noon at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. A librarian by the name of Nancy helped him set up an email account, redo his resume, and learn how to apply for jobs online. Thanks to her help, he had three separate interviews with local companies and successfully landed a job.
Progress on the new Cedar Rapids Public Library continues. Highlights include: Concrete floor slab pours continues Structural steel erection continues Structural steel fireproofing is ongoing Exterior wall framing has commenced Above ceiling mechanical rough-ins have started Here is a brief update with images from the construction manager Ryan Companies.
A. David Lewis will discuss the role of religion and the religious in comics and graphic novels on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The presentation is part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series