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  • Guess what? Our Town department heads visited the Ames Free Library for story time! We really enjoyed getting a chance to know them and listening to their favorite books. You can...
  • Get your holiday reading fix! On Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m., local author Debi Graham-Leard will visit to discuss her third and latest mystery novel, ...
  • The Ames Free Library now offers Home Delivery service to Easton residents who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the Library in-person. For more information, visit...
  • What is a Library of Things? Well, it is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of physical items available for you to borrow just like a book! We know, it sounds awesome, and...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Nov 18
11:00am - 12:00pm
Your library offers more than just books on paper! Did you know you can borrow library books on Kindle, and other... Read More
Mon, Nov 18
11:30am - 1:00pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice... Read More
Mon, Nov 18
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, Nov 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom... Read More
Tue, Nov 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Tue, Nov 19
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is... Read More
Mon, Nov 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Nov 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Wed, Nov 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies... Read More
Thu, Nov 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on... Read More
Thu, Nov 21
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alex Manthous is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services for students in grades 5-9, in... Read More
Mon, Nov 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Nov 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Wed, Nov 20
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Wed, Nov 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for the Library's new Cookbook Club! Each month we'll read through a different cookbook, exploring... Read More
Wed, Nov 20
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice... Read More
Thu, Nov 21
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, Nov 21
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric... Read More
Thu, Nov 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
AUTHOR TALK The Ames Free Library is delighted to present local author DEBI GRAHAM-LEARD... Read More
Wed, Nov 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 5:00 pm to allow for adequate brining.
Wed, Nov 27
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Swing by the library after your early release from school to grab a prepared craft kit to take home! Supplies and ... Read More
Thu, Nov 28
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Fri, Nov 29
1:00pm - 3:00pm
"When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the... Read More
Thu, Dec 05
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to hand stitch simple gifts! Participants will make two small projects - to keep or to give to loved ones... Read More