Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
Due to inclement weather, the Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, February 8. All programs and tutoring sessions are likewise cancelled. Be safe and stay warm!

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  • We did it again: 2016 Best Small Library in America Finalist! For the past decade, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Library Journal have...
  •   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! ...
  • Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe you are doing some...
  • The Ames Free Library will be hosting its first Science Fiction Book Club meeting on Thursday, Feb 4th at 6:30 pm at the Learning Commons @ Queset.  At this initial meet and...
  • Speak One on One with an Expert The Ames Free Library is excited to bring to you resident experts! These are members of our community that are knowledgeable in something special...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Feb 08
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... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you have a new camera and want to learn how get the best shot from it? Are you curious about ISO, aperture, or... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trisha is here to teach you how to knit without needles! Craft yourself a scarf, or learn how to make a blanket for a... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Ames Free Library Quilting Group meets on the second Monday of every month. The general format will allow for ideas... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Curious about new techniques or have a specific question? Learn makeup tips from resident expert, Trisha.  Please come... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trisha is here to teach you how to knit without needles! Craft yourself a scarf, or learn how to make a blanket for a... Read More
Thu, Feb 11
10:30am - 11:30am
Toddler Learn Through Play is a free monthly playgroup for toddlers (ages 1-3) and their caregiver provided by Self... Read More
Sat, Feb 13
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play... Read More
Wed, Feb 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
In this program, Eric performs an improvised comic book storytelling. What's that, you ask? Why, it's so unique, it's... Read More
Thu, Feb 18
10:30am - 11:30am
  Do you know a kid who is always wiggling? Tapping her toes? Twirling in his room? Grab that youngster and join us for... Read More
Fri, Feb 19
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nestled right between Presidents Day and Massachusetts' presidential primaries is the Snowman Caucus, a gathering of... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you have a new camera and want to learn how get the best shot from it? Are you curious about ISO, aperture, or... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trisha is here to teach you how to knit without needles! Craft yourself a scarf, or learn how to make a blanket for a... Read More
Mon, Feb 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Curious about new techniques or have a specific question? Learn makeup tips from resident expert, Trisha.  Please come... Read More
Wed, Feb 10
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, Feb 11
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, Feb 13
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12... Read More
Mon, Feb 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Mon, May 30
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Mon, Jul 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Mon, Oct 10
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.