Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Monday, February 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 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, February 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 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, February 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 beads of every size, shape, and color. Bring a piece in progress or an idea for something you'd like to create.  Our goal is to have fun while being inspired by fellow artisans,... Read more
Monday, February 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 workshop, participants will have fun producing their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Jimson flower that sold for $45.4 million. Maichack will demonstrate how... Read more
Tuesday, February 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 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, February 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, by Joseph J. Ellis.  We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth... Read more
Tuesday, February 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 mediums and embrace any crafter interested in joining. We find things like color and design are not craft specific and most of us have interest in several areas.  If you are looking... Read more
Tuesday, February 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 Tuesday of the month for the Library Coloring Club.  Enjoy the calming effects of coloring a variety of mandalas, nature scenes and fun patterns or create your own designs. The... Read more
Wednesday, March 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
Wednesday, March 01
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, March 01
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like minded stitchers and work on your current W.I.P (work in progress). Be inspired by others' work and inspire others with yours. All skill levels encouraged to join! Free and open to all.
Wednesday, March 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please plan to attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star hopping and see how easy it is to use! This telescope, donated to the Ames Free Library by the Avery Lee Williams... Read more
Thursday, March 02
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, March 02
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, March 02
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!
Friday, March 03
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
Monday, March 06
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, March 06
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
Tuesday, March 07
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, March 07
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different mediums and embrace any crafter interested in joining. We find things like color and design are not craft specific and most of us have interest in several areas.  If you are looking... Read more
Tuesday, March 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ed Hands, Chair of the Agricultural Commission and President of Easton Grange 196, Jean Crandall of NRT/Sheep Pasture Community Garden, and Bridget Meigs of The Farm at Stonehill, will discuss The Importance of the Community Garden, with special hints on growing tomatoes, the areas most popular... Read more
Wednesday, March 08
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, March 08
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, March 08
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. InLean In,... Read more
Wednesday, March 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Come hear about the many choices for a visit to the USA's last wilderness. In their vacation in August, 2016, Lori and Lew Victor went from a luxury cruise on the Inner Passage to a campsite in Denali National Park, narrowly missing a 1000 foot mudslide at the park.    Lori and Lew have resided... Read more
Thursday, March 09
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, March 09
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rescheduled from February snow date. "A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat."-IMDB Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content.
Friday, March 10
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, March 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
Join Easton poets, Rich Berg and George Comeaux, for a nine-session series on becoming a better poet! Complex Emotions:  Writing about  Anger, Fear & Pain 1st Hour: Editing Technique: Perspective Does your poem resonate an emotion truth? 2nd Hour: ... Read more
Saturday, March 11
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Stuck on a tough "puzzle" in your family tree?  Join Ed Hands and the Easton Genealogy Club where you can use the Ames Free Library's resources to solve the riddle! The Easton Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Free and open to all!

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