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.

Adult Events

Thursday, June 29
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, June 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent... Read more
Thursday, June 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
One Genre One Community presents: An Evening with Hallie Ephron  Hallie Ephron writes suspense novels she hopes readers won't be able to put down. Her mystery novel, Never Tell a Lie, was made into... Read more
Friday, June 30
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, July 03
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, July 03
11:30am - 1:00pm
Julie Un offers a English as a Second Language class for students of all levels. The first half of class will be spent practicing listening, speaking, pronunciation, and new vocabulary. Each student will be given a book to keep and work in at home, and during the second half of class, Julie will... Read more
Wednesday, July 05
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.
Thursday, July 06
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, July 06
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, July 06
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, July 07
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, July 10
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, July 10
11:30am - 1:00pm
Julie Un offers a English as a Second Language class for students of all levels. The first half of class will be spent practicing listening, speaking, pronunciation, and new vocabulary. Each student will be given a book to keep and work in at home, and during the second half of class, Julie will... Read more
Monday, July 10
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, July 10
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the second Monday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas, inspiration, and quilt chatter. Free and open to all!
Tuesday, July 11
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, July 11
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all sewers and nonsewers: Those interested can volunteer with the nonprofit Days for Girls. This organization provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits and education.Volunteers are needed to construct the drawstring bags that contain necessary feminine items. We will sew,... Read more
Wednesday, July 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
From mountains and lakes to fjords and lupine, New Zealand is a land filled with gorgeous scenery and friendly people.  One of the best ways to take it all in is hiking and driving through the two islands that make up the country. Paula Vogler is a freelance journalist living in Easton who... Read more
Wednesday, July 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit support group that offers a confidential, safe, non-judgmental venue for support, education, awareness and sharing of resources. The group is for family members, friends, and others coping with loss and for those dealing with loved ones addicted to opiates... Read more
Thursday, July 13
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, July 13
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast”... Read more
Friday, July 14
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, July 17
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, July 17
11:30am - 1:00pm
Julie Un offers a English as a Second Language class for students of all levels. The first half of class will be spent practicing listening, speaking, pronunciation, and new vocabulary. Each student will be given a book to keep and work in at home, and during the second half of class, Julie will... Read more
Monday, July 17
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, July 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
To all the mamas who are seeking a sacred space to connect, learn and build with one another. Come join us as we share, discuss and support Breastfeeding, Birth Stories, Baby wearing and of course the transition into Motherhood. Please feel free to bring your little ones!
Tuesday, July 18
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, July 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Young Adult books may be written with teens in mind, but they aren't just for teens. This new book club is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about YA fiction.   "For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... Read more
Wednesday, July 19
3:30pm - 5:00pm
The rapid pace of today's world is leading to many changes that affect us all, individually as well as collectively. Would you like to engage in meaningful conversations on the important issues we're facing?  Then please join us to participate in the Civil Conversations Project for questioning,... Read more
Wednesday, July 19
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.

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