Ames Free Library

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Teen Events

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
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
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.
Wednesday, July 05
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Want to be a part of the Ames Teen Advisory Board? What IS the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board gives you a chance to help out your library by sitting down with the teen librarian and other teens to talk about what programs you would like the library to have and eat candy. So if you... Read more
Saturday, July 08
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.
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
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kiera Cass is back with a new series! This time, we enter into a world of mermaid, sirens, forbidden love, and the ocean. So if you loved "The Selection," or love mermaids, then read "The Siren" and come to the Teen Den July 12 at 6:00
Saturday, July 15
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.
Wednesday, July 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fandom meetup Harry Potter Tired of muggles and the muggle world? Then come by the Teen Den July 19 at 6:00, where this month's fandom meetup will be everything harry potter. Come dressed in your house colors or as your favorite character. So escape the muggle world for a few hours and come into... Read more
Thursday, July 20
12:00pm - 4:00pm
We will be constructing a 12-foot-long Gyarados out of balloons! Drop in and join the Balloon Fairy at the Queset House any time between noon and 4:00 to learn balloon twisting techniques and to help put together this huge, destructive sea serpent! 
Saturday, July 22
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.
Wednesday, July 26
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, July 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Finance One of the hardest part of becoming an adult is learning to handle money. At this program, we are going to go over setting up a budget and, most importantly, sticking to it. Bonus: learn the proper way to write a check so you don't have to google it every time rent is due!
Saturday, July 29
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, July 29
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.
Wednesday, August 02
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Want to be a part of the Ames Teen Advisory Board? What IS the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board gives you a chance to help out your library by sitting down with the teen librarian and other teens to talk about what programs you would like the library to have and eat candy. So if you... Read more
Saturday, August 05
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.
Wednesday, August 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you heard that they are making Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon into a movie? Everything Everything is about Maddy, who can't leave her house because she is allergic to the world...or at least her mom says she is. She meets Oliver the boy next door and everything changes. Read it before it... Read more
Saturday, August 12
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.
Saturday, August 19
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.
Saturday, August 26
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, August 26
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.
Wednesday, August 30
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
Saturday, September 02
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, September 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 05
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. 
Saturday, September 09
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.
Tuesday, September 12
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. 
Saturday, September 16
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.
Tuesday, September 19
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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