Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Wednesday, May 24
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, May 24
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 photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Wednesday, May 24
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Get transported to a kinder, gentler age with the arresting music of Quartet Amerus, a classical string quartet made up of: Michael Korn (violin): appeared as a soloist with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and given worldwide performances. Beth... Read more
Thursday, May 25
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, May 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-... Read more
Thursday, May 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm
"A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life."-IMDB Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.
Thursday, May 25
6:15pm - 7:45pm
We will be learning the pronunciation of all 50 states and the locations of local states and those that are most often in the news.  Blank maps and colored pencils will be supplied. Please bring a pencil, questions about geography, and a smile!   Class limited to 10, please register below.   Julie... Read more
Friday, May 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, May 27
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Tuesday, May 30
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 around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Wednesday, May 31
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 the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, May 31
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, May 31
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 photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Thursday, June 01
10:00am - 12:00pm
Poet-in-residence, LUCILE BURT, is offering two workshops where the group will spend some time reading poems and then, using the ideas, structure, sound or voice, create one's own poems. CREATING POEMS FROM RECEIVED STRUCTURE What if we “steal” a structure from another... Read more
Thursday, June 01
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, June 01
11:30am - 12:30pm
Julie, who is a long term resident of Easton, holds a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University and has 20 years experience teaching ESL at Massasoit Community College. During your session, Julie will focus on the specific skill areas that will help you... Read more
Thursday, June 01
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you just received an iPad and don't know where to start? Or maybe you've had an iPad for a while and feel like you are just not getting the most out of it? Well then let the Ames Free Library's own Debbie Adduci introduce (or re-introduce) you to the iPad! She can help you get started and... Read more
Thursday, June 01
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the first and third Thursdays. If you can’t be there at 5:30, come when you can! Sit, stitch, enjoy a snack (if you or someone else brings one) and great conversation! Hope you can join us!
Thursday, June 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of... Read more
Friday, June 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Poet-in-residence, LUCILE BURT, is offering two workshops where the group will spend some time reading poems and then, using the ideas, structure, sound or voice, create one's own poems. THE PERSONA POEM AS A POSTCARD What if we imagine a person writing a postcard?  Where... Read more
Friday, June 02
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, June 03
10:00am - 3:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library are holding their annual Book Sale Extravaganza! Books of all types and genres for all ages will be on sale for incredible prices. So swing by Queset House any time between 10:00AM and 3:00PM to pick up some new reads or old favorites!   The Friends of the Ames... Read more
Saturday, June 03
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Ames Free Library is proud to present award winning author, former guest editor at the Boston Globe, and current Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow.   In 2016 Karagianis traveled to the Greek island of Lesbos, the most Eastern tip of the Mediterranean and within sight of Turkey. At that time... Read more
Monday, June 05
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 questions on how to use some of its features? Let Android OS expert and local resident, Burt Lewis help you; he’ll get you connected!... Read more
Monday, June 05
11:30am - 12:30pm
Julie, who is a long term resident of Easton, holds a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University and has 20 years experience teaching ESL at Massasoit Community College. During your session, Julie will focus on the specific skill areas that will help you... Read more
Monday, June 05
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 photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Monday, June 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Start off the week on a poetic note!  Sit back and enjoy a reading from poet-in-residence LUCILE BURT. Lucile is a member of the Narrow Land Poets on Cape Cod. Her poems have appeared in various small press journals and in the anthology Teaching with Fire.  Her chapbook ... Read more
Tuesday, June 06
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 around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, June 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library Foodie Group is pleased to welcome members of the Good Foods II Community, an active food co-op in Easton that has been meeting for the last 30+ years. Members share an interest in clean healthy foods and the environment. For more information visit goodfoodscoop.webs.com... Read more
Wednesday, June 07
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more

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