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  • The Ames Free Library would like to apologize for advertising the incorrect date of our program, Fake News: Online Fakery & How to Recognize It. While some source...
  • We are in the midst of our 2017 Annual Appeal — thanks to so many of you who have already made a charitable contribution to the library!   The Ames Free Library always strives for...
  • The The Art Forger, by B. A. Shaprio, was Easton's One Book One Community selection and, unsurprisingly, the most popular fiction book in 2016.  Although All Light We Cannot See...
  • See what your friendly neighborhood AFL Staff members recommend.
  • Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some...

Upcoming Events

Tue, Mar 28
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got... Read More
Tue, Mar 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf. In the... Read More
Tue, Mar 28
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different... Read More
Tue, Mar 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Who says coloring is just for kids? See what the adult coloring craze is all about! Stop by Queset House on the 4th... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Tue, Mar 28
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join Ray Brierly, one of the developers of the Xbox/PC game: Soda Drinker Pro, as he talks about what it takes to make... Read More
Mon, Apr 03
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Mon, Apr 03
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Go ahead and get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and come listen to some bedtime stories with... Read More
Tue, Apr 04
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Tue, Mar 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Mar 29
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Mar 30
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Sat, Apr 01
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join Ray Brierly, one of the developers of the Xbox/PC game: Soda Drinker Pro, as he talks about what it takes to make... Read More
Mon, Apr 17
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriot's Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Mon, May 29
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Tue, Jul 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Mon, Sep 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Mon, Oct 09
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Fri, Nov 10
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.
03/28/2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
04/12/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall
04/18/2017 - 12:00am to 04/20/2017 - 12:00pm
04/25/2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
04/26/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall