Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Blogs

Where Madness Lies: An Author Talk with Sylvia True

Sylvia True talks about her second novel, Where Madness Lies, a story about hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally. It is about the high price of repression, and how one woman, who lost nearly everything, must be willing to reveal the failures of the past in order to save future generations. With chilling echoes of our time, The novel is based on a true story of the author’s own family.

Master Class Online - Sparkling Wine with Tina Kanter

Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, presents this virtual wine Master Class! We will learn more about the amazing, delicious world of sparkling wines, including what makes them all so different, and why some bottles are so expensive! From Tina’s unique perspective, find out about exceptional sparkling wines to select for any and every celebration, and how to best pair, serve and store them. Originally presented on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

Master Class Online - Eli's New Clothes: A Book Reading by Author Kerri Mullen

This entry in our Master Class series is a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's picture book featuring a gender non-conforming character. Eli’s New Clothes was inspired by raising her transgender son and the belief that every child should have the opportunity to relate to a literary character. Originally presented on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Master Class Online - Amazing Journey: The Story of the National Black Doll Museum

Debra Britt tells the history of the National Black Doll Museum, a rare non-profit institution established in 2004. As one of the founders of this one-of-a-kind institution, she presents and discusses her experiences, describes the Museum's unique collection, and explain the development of exhibitions. She also provides insight into her unique educational and community outreach programs, funding challenges, and her commitment to the communities she serves.

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