Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, April 27
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, April 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other... Read more
Thursday, April 27
6:30pm - 7:45pm
The Ames Free Library is excited to welcome back prolific local author & Boston College Professor, Michael C. Keith, to discuss the writing process and his two recently released and upcoming books. "Michael Keith’s book Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River is a marvelous... Read more
Friday, April 28
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, April 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Michael Graff, of American Financial Education Alliance, offers strategies and methods designed for those who are preparing for retirement or already retired, and looking for ways to save on income taxes. You will learn how to properly allocate your assets using IRS guidelines to save on income... Read more
Monday, May 01
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, May 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
Monday, May 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
Monday, May 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Add more time, more health, more love, and more success into your busy life. Join Debbie Lyn Toomey RN, author of The Happiness Result, as she shares with you how happiness can fuel your overall success. The Happiness Result combines self-help, science, and the power of intuition to provide you... Read more
Tuesday, May 02
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, May 02
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, May 02
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library Foodie Group is pleased to welcome Foodie and accomplished cook, Jon Babcock. We're all familiar with pasta, and most of us enjoy the wonderful meals that can be created with the hundreds of pasta shapes that are available. Jon Babcock will demonstrate how you can create pasta... Read more
Wednesday, May 03
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 03
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 03
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, May 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The pilgrim route, Chemin de Saint Jacques, from Geneva to Le Puy-en-Valey, offers an exceptional travel and cultural experience. Pilgrims are invited to stay with French families who share their home, food, and lives.   Since 2004, Dan and Mary Dempsey have enjoyed medieval pilgrim paths across... Read more
Thursday, May 04
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 04
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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, May 04
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, May 04
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, May 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
After retiring from a 30-year career in the plumbing supply business, Kevin Symmons, BS’71, turned to his love of writing and eventually became a successful author of romance novels. Join us as Kevin shares advice on developing a new career path later in life as well as tips for becoming a... Read more
Friday, May 05
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 06
10:00am - 11:00am
The opening of the Berlin Wall in November, 1989 led to a hasty reunification of Germany in October, 1990. As this absorption of what had been a socialist nation by a capitalist nation unfolded the deep ideological, economic, and political fissures between East and West Germans - who shared a... Read more
Monday, May 08
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, May 08
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, May 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
Monday, May 08
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!
Monday, May 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.  Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes... Read more
Tuesday, May 09
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, May 09
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas, inspiration, and quilt chatter. Free and open to all!

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