Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Special Events

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, July 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Monday, July 10
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This world music safari adventure takes participants around the globe in search of amazing instruments and sounds. Travel to African jungles, South American rainforests, and the Great Wall of China to discover clues from animal friends and learn about ecology. Featured instruments include Nigerian... Read more
Monday, July 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us as Sciencetellers make things fly, spin, move, and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer!  Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy by telling stories using several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have... Read more
Wednesday, July 19
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jazz, cabaret and pop vocalist, Krisanthi (which means "golden flower" in Greek) Pappas, has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall by JazzTimes Magazine. Also a two time Billboard® award winning songwriter, Krisanthi's songs are aired on national television shows as well as in independent... Read more
Monday, July 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, learn about a variety of different shelters animals build and use.  You will begin to understand the many ways in which they are similar to as well as different than our own homes. Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, July 31
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whoosh! In the blink of an eye, a drab monk becomes a colorful court jester! He's light on his feet as he dazzles with his stunts and gets you howling at his gags. Alexander, King of Jesters, is ready to delight and amazing you! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, August 07
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vic and Sticks is a husband and wife team bringing songs from the comic side of life! With Vicki on vocals, harmonica, and kazoo and Rick on antique washboard and suitcase percussion, their unique songs are performed with a vintage recycled rhythm beat! This fast paced show encourages audience... Read more
Monday, August 14
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Big Ryan has been telling stories now for 11 years! His program features original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement, and a whole lot of fun! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Wednesday, August 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Barn Burners String Band brings you raucous acoustic music, inspired by bluegrass, Americana, folk, and rock & roll (with a little smattering of Irish music every once in a while) Wear your foot stompin' shoes, you are gonna need 'em! Free & Open to All! Come early and bring a picnic!... Read more
Monday, August 21
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is back again to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, a barn dance, flying laundry, and a car wash song where the kids get sprayed with water! Event will move to Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in case of rain.
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Monday, September 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Sunday, September 10
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The 60+ member Sharon Concert Band plays a wide variety of music from the symphonic band repertoire. Our summer concerts are fun for the entire family, including stirring marches, show tunes, familiar favorites, "kid stuff", and patriotic melodies. Free & Open to All! Come early and bring a... Read more
Monday, October 09
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Friday, November 10
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 22
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Thursday, November 23
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Monday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.