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  • Looking for more books or audiobooks like your favorites? Want to find a new author? Can't remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus has the answers!   */ Find...
  • Read a book. Tell us about it. Be entered to win a prize. It is that simple, really. Why should kids get all the summer reading fun? Thanks to the Ames Free Library, adults can...
  • 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...
  • We're librarians. Books are sort of what we do. So go ahead and ask, you won't regret it. Just fill out an easy form, and our expert librarians will send you a customized...
  • One Book One Community is a series of community events centered around a selected novel. This year's novel is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. We invite everyone to...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble... Read More
Tue, Jul 26
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... Read More
Tue, Jul 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Girl Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart. Constance... Read More
Tue, Jul 26
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... Read More
Wed, Jul 27
7:00am - 8:00am
Come join us every Wednesday morning at 7am for Yoga in Queset Garden. Start the day right. Strengthen, focus, and... Read More
Mon, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
5:30pm - 6:30pm
"Stand-Up Chameleon" Jackson Gillman magically transforms himself into a wide array of eccentric characters through... Read More
Tue, Jul 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Lapsit story time for babies emphasizes adult-child interaction with stories, movement, rhymes, and songs. Delight and... Read More
Thu, Jul 28
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
Fri, Jul 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a ... Read More
Sat, Jul 30
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, Jul 27
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... Read More
Wed, Jul 27
10:30am - 12:30pm
Patricia has lived in and traveled three continents utilizing hospitality and help exchanges. Learn her insider tips of... Read More
Wed, Jul 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
How much do you need to save to meet your short and long term financial goals?  Come hear Stefan Cautino of Voya... Read More
Thu, Jul 28
10:30am - 12:30pm
Patricia has lived in and traveled three continents utilizing hospitality and help exchanges. Learn her insider tips of... Read More
Thu, Jul 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Get your game on with classic board games like Monopoly, Life, Jenga, Twister, and much more!   There will be food and... Read More
Sat, Jul 30
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.... Read More
Tue, Aug 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesdays in August. Drop in for any or all of the unique free workshops being offered by beloved epistolary novelist... Read More
Tue, Aug 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesdays in August. Drop in for any or all of the unique free workshops being offered by beloved epistolary novelist... Read More
Wed, Aug 10
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30PM join us in Queset Garden and enjoy the sounds of the Barn Burners String Band as part of... Read More
Tue, Aug 16
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesdays in August. Drop in for any or all of the unique free workshops being offered by beloved epistolary novelist... Read More
Fri, Aug 19
9:30am - 3:00pm
Thirteen works of art worth over $500 million today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the largest... Read More
Tue, Aug 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesdays in August. Drop in for any or all of the unique free workshops being offered by beloved epistolary novelist... Read More
09/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Governor Ames Estate
10/07/2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
North Easton Machine