Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

All Upcoming Events Events

Tuesday, May 23
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 23
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, May 23
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, May 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Council on Again Book Club will not be meeting in May.
Tuesday, May 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Tuesday, May 23
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 23
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, 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
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
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Love slime? We do too! Come by and learn how to make your own slime! We will be making all different kinds; from the super slimy to the super gooey. So, if you want to get slimed, come by the Teen Den May 24 at 6:00.
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
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
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
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, May 25
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, 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
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
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
Saturday, May 27
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, May 29
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
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
Tuesday, May 30
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, May 30
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, May 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 

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