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Know Your Neighbor: Inter-Religious Council joins with Cedar Rapids library for community discussions about religion

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County is joining forces with the Cedar Rapids Public Library on three Know Your Neighbor community discussions, each focused on three different religions. […]

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Reality Bites series continues at the Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library is holding the second installment in their new Reality Bites series on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Interested patrons will be taking a deep dive into the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which several attendees watched at the last session, in December. […]

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Five for Five Seasons: Five women at the helm of area arts and culture organizations

Gail Naughton has announced she will retire in June 2018 from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, an organization she has led since 2002. She is one of several female leaders who have been setting the course of some of the Cedar Rapids area’s most robust and innovative arts and culture organizations. Here are five of them. […]

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The Cedar Rapids Public Library wins the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries

Out of over 100,000 public libraries in the United States, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is in the top of its class. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has been awarded the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and shares this honor with only four other libraries and five museums across the country. […]

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Cedar Rapids Public Library hosts community cultural expo

The Cedar Rapids Public Library joins forces with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission to present a free day of cultural exploration at the library on Saturday, March 18. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Speakers, performances, workshops and even food trucks will be there in abundance to celebrate the diverse cultures that Cedar Rapids has to offer. […]

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Hear ye, hear ye! Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire takes over Cedar Rapids Public Library

Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire Cedar Rapids Public Library — Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. This Saturday, the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be transformed into a fantastical wonderland for its second annual Mid-Winter Renaissance Faire. Events occur in all major areas of the library, including a Marketplace in Beems A & B and a Fathomless […]

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Ongoing: Judge George Green honored in exhibit at CRPL

As Long as the City Stands: Honoring Judge George Greene Cedar Rapids Public Library — Open until August, 2016 “His name is associated with a soon-to-be reopened public space in downtown Cedar Rapids,” reads a page on the History Center’s website, but, “the story of Judge George Greene—for whom Greene Square is named—isn’t necessarily familiar […]

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