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  • Summer reading is here! Starting Saturday, June 19, kids, teens, and adults can join this year's program and be eligible for some great prizes! Track all your...
  • Looking for a new and exciting way to connect with nature at the Sheep Pasture property? Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Reilly Clark of Girl Scout Troop 65049 has developed four...
  • Where virtual exploration = reading inspiration! Visit our Virtual Reading Rooms page here!
  • At the AFL Readers' Corner, we've got tons of great reading suggestions and inspiration, just for you! Check it out here: ...
  • The Ames Free Library is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to bring you beautiful spring bulbs! They are a lovely sign of things to come. For details, visit our ...
  • Brainfuse HelpNow offers on-demand, personalized tutoring for K-12 students and adult learners! All free with your Ames Free Library card. Live help is available every day from 2...

What's Happening

Fri, Jul 30
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the... Read More
Fri, Jul 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something... Read More
Fri, Jul 30
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picture this... You're innocently going about your day when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something... Read More
Sat, Jul 31
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
Mon, Aug 02
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow... Read More
Tue, Aug 03
10:30am - 11:00am
For the first time ever, Wiggle Worms will meet in the Queset Garden!* Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features... Read More
Friday, July 30
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Friday, July 23
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Saturday, July 17
Once your assigned summer reading is done, check out our NEW YA BOOKS for some fun summer reading. There's something for everyone! An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi In the wake of 9/11,...
Monday, July 12
See what’s happening on the grounds of the Ames Free Library or nearby areas with “A Glimpse of Nature.”  Offered by Lorraine Rubinacci, the library's resident naturalist, this weekly photo blog is a...
Monday, July 12
Ever been curious what your neighbors are reading or watching? Here are just some of their suggestions! As we receive more recommendations, we'll post them here on the AFL Blog. If you would like to...