Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
Saturday, October 1 the Queset House at the Ames Free Library will be closing at 3:00PM for An Afternoon with Isabella Stewart Gardner from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. This is a ticketed event and seats are going fast. Buy one today before they sell out!

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  • The Ames Free Library is proud to welcome back best-selling author, Ann Hood!   Ann will be reading from her newest novel The Book that Matters Most, an enthralling novel about...
  • The year is 1910. Isabella Stewart Gardner, a thoroughly modern woman, has become one of the most celebrated patronesses of the arts. Clad in period attire, accomplished reenactor...
  • Elect Jimmy Tingle for President!  Cast your ballot on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ames Free Library! If the political scene has left you feeling frazzled, it’s...
  • Now available for purchase for a limited time at the Ames Free Library Circulation Desk: AFL Tote Bags! These high quality, sturdy and stylish tote bags come in two sizes. The...
  •   Thanks to the outpouring of generosity we have received in response to our annual appeal, the Ames Free Library is well on its way towards reaching our 2016 fundraising goal! ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, Sep 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to learn something new? Lynda.com has over 4,000 video courses on such wide ranging subjects as entrepreneurship... Read More
Thu, Sep 29
12:00pm - 1:00pm
It seems that this Facebook thing isn't a fad after all. Want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you... Read More
Thu, Sep 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"When author Douglas Preston moved his family to Florence he never expected he would soon become obsessed and entwined... Read More
Thu, Sep 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library is proud to welcome back best-selling author, Ann Hood!   Ann will be reading from her newest... Read More
Fri, Sep 30
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer... Read More
Sat, Oct 01
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The year is 1910. Isabella Stewart Gardner, a thoroughly modern woman, has become one of the most celebrated... Read More
Thu, Sep 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Mon, Oct 03
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Mon, Oct 03
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Go ahead and get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and come listen to some bedtime stories with... Read More
Tue, Oct 04
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Oct 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Alternating between stories, songs, rhymes, and tales, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 ... Read More
Tue, Oct 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Sep 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to learn something new? Lynda.com has over 4,000 video courses on such wide ranging subjects as entrepreneurship... Read More
Sat, Oct 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... Read More
Tue, Oct 04
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... Read More
Wed, Oct 05
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Do you have some awesome stuff you're looking to sell online? Then bring yourself and your treasures down to Queset... Read More
Thu, Oct 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to learn something new? Lynda.com has over 4,000 video courses on such wide ranging subjects as entrepreneurship... Read More
Sat, Oct 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... Read More
Sat, Oct 01
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The year is 1910. Isabella Stewart Gardner, a thoroughly modern woman, has become one of the most celebrated... Read More
Mon, Oct 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Fri, Oct 21
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, October 21, 7:00PM - 10:00PM, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall Jimmy Tingle for President! Live comedy night at Queset... Read More
Fri, Nov 11
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
Thu, Nov 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Sat, Dec 24
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas... Read More
09/29/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Queset House
10/01/2016 - 9:00am to 2:15pm
10/02/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
NRT Sheep Pasture Harvest Fair
10/02/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
NRT Sheep Pasture