Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Ames Free Library will be closing early at 5:00PM on Monday, July 3 and will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4.

Book Clubs

AFL Book Discussion Group

Meets every month, except July & August, on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Learning Commons at Queset House, 51 Main Street.

We welcome all new members!

September 2017 - June 2018:

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

September October  November  December   January
Monday 11th  
Wednesday 13th
Wednesday 11th
Monday 16th*
Wednesday 8th
Monday 13th

Monday 11th
Wednesday 13th

Monday 8th  
Wednesday 10th

Swing time

by Zadie Smith


by Matthew Desmond

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

The Lost City of Z

by David Grann

Arthur and George

by Julian Barnes

 February  March  April  May  June

Monday 12th

 Wednesday 14th 

 Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th
 Monday 9th
Wednesday 11th
 Wednesday 9th
Monday 11th
 Monday 11th
Wednesday 14th

Title: Circling the Sun, Author: Paula McLain

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

The House of Spirits

by Isabel Allende

Elephant Company

by Vicki Croke


by Peter Ho Davies

Radium Girls

by Kate Moore


Sci-Fi Book Club

Meets every other month on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm, Queset House, 51 Main Street.


February 2 April 6  June 1  September 7  November 2

Dark Matter 

by Blake Crouch

 Leviathan Wakes 

by James S.A. Corey


by Mary Shelley


by Dan Simmons

  Sleeping Giants 

by Sylvain Neuvel

Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month 3:00 pm, Queset House Library, 51 Main Street.

January - June 2017

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday.

January 26 February 23 March 30 April 27 May 25 June 29
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  All Things Cease
to Appear

by Elizabeth Brundage

 Dolores Claiborne

by Stephen King

 Under the Harrow

by Flynn Berry

 The Shadow of
the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

 The Woman in
Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

YA for Adults Book Club

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, Queset House Library, 51 Main Street

March - August 2017:

March 21  April 18 June 20 July 18 August 15  September 19

 I Am the Messanger

 by Markus Zusak

 We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

 Blood Red Road

by Moira Young

 The Selection

by Kiera Cass

 To All the Boys

I've Loved Before

by Jenny Han


by Marissa Mayer

Council on Aging Book Club

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. We welcome all new members!

July 2017 - June 2018:

July 25 August 22 September 26 October 24 November 28 December 26

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle 

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Wangs vs. The World

by Jade Chang

The Worst Hard Time

by Timothy Egan

Another Brooklyn

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Oregon Trail

by Rinker Buck 

January 23

February 20  March 20  April 24  May 22  June 26 

House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Salt to Sea

by Ruta Sepetys 

Valiant Ambition

by Nathaniel Philbrick 

 Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

M Train

by Patti Smith 

Teen Book Club

 Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM, Teen Den at the Main Library, 53 Main St. 

March - August 2017: 

March 15 April 12 May 10 June 14 July 12 August 9

A Court of

Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J. Maas

Brown Girl Dreaming 

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Rest of Us

Just Live Here

by Patrick Ness

13 Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

The Siren

by Kiera Cass



by Nicola Yoon