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  • Great news, Irish Pub at Queset is BACK! Friday, March 17, 7:00PM - 10:00PM "Get your Irish on" at Queset House for an evening of traditional live Irish Seisiun music. For more...
  • 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

Mon, Feb 27
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you need pointers on how to use your new tablet? Or maybe you’re a long-time owner of a smartphone and have... Read More
Mon, Feb 27
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop with the use of the library's scanner, learn basic skills, repair old... Read More
Mon, Feb 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble... Read More
Mon, Feb 27
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is proud to once again host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack. In this two-hour... Read More
Tue, Feb 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, Feb 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second... Read More
Mon, Feb 27
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
Tue, Feb 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 02
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, Mar 06
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, Mar 06
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, Mar 07
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Sat, Feb 25
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
Tue, Feb 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
Tue, Feb 28
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Thanks to the hard work of Cadette Troop 65049, the library will be hosting a Teen Trivia Night in our new Teen Den.  ... Read More
Wed, Mar 01
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Wed, Mar 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please plan to attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to... Read More
Thu, Mar 02
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Mon, Feb 27
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library is proud to once again host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack. In this two-hour... Read More
Wed, Mar 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please plan to attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to... 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.
02/28/2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
03/08/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall
03/22/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall
03/28/2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
04/12/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
VFW Hall