Ames Free Library

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All Upcoming Events Events

Monday, June 26
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 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, June 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Monday, June 26
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 26
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, June 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come watch a very funny guy perform a very funny magic show! Robb uses a lot of audience participation and his quick wit will have everyone laughing out loud. Fast and fun, this show will have everyone's attention and leave them wanting more. This show includes 15 different tricks from the... Read more
Monday, June 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come watch a very funny guy perform a very funny magic show! Robb uses a lot of audience participation and his quick wit will have everyone laughing out loud. Fast and fun, this show will have everyone's attention and leave them wanting more. This show includes 15 different tricks from the... Read more
Tuesday, June 27
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 27
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Tuesday, June 27
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and stimulate your baby while developing pre-literacy skills during this 20-30 minute story time and a free play time afterward. No sign-up required; join us when you can!
Tuesday, June 27
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
Tuesday, June 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown.  It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team was never... Read more
Tuesday, June 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
You are Invited to come Play the Leadership Game. Raise your Leadership Awareness and Apply Business Success Principles in a Fun and Exciting Way! The Leadership Game is a fun and innovative resource based on the teachings of John Maxwell. The game will help YOU... Read more
Tuesday, June 27
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, June 28
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, June 28
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, June 28
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, June 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dealing with stress Just finished with finals and still feeling the stress? Stress is a normal part of life, so we are going to talk about the best ways to handle it. We will cover its causes, how to identify unknown stressors, and tips on positive ways to deal with it. Educate yourself so you can... Read more
Wednesday, June 28
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, June 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
Thursday, June 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more
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
Friday, June 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Friday, June 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Saturday, July 01
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 on a Dungeons and Dragons game!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12.   No Registration Required.
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
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will... Read more

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