Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

or email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org. Check out our list of online programs here!

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Master Class Online - How to Tell a Life Story with Filmmaker Kevin Friend and Writer Kate Klise

Kevin Friend and Kate Klise* discuss the makings of their documentary Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames. Kevin and Kate will discuss how they told the story of this remarkable woman in words, images, and music. Whether you're looking to document your own life or the life of a loved one in a book, memorial video, or documentary, don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the first steps in telling a life story.

Master Class Online - Be Green at Home, Making Safe and Affordable Skin Care Products in Your Kitchen!

Karen Roche, a breast cancer survivor, who passionately develops products that do the job without hurting your skin or the environment. She'll demonstrate some simple to make and use products as you avoid shopping and explore new options! For a list of ingredients that you'll need for the Master Class, click here.

What We're Playing

In this regular series of posts, Jimmy Pires gives you the latest information on both online and console-based games!

What We're Playing, May 5, 2020

You wake up in an unfamiliar place. You look around. The only thing you see is a faint light illuminating the stone wall, given off by a half burnt candle.

Babytime Online

Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 15 months old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime!

Looking for more baby literacy activities? Try these links:

Stories and Songs Online

Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Stories and Songs is perfect for children about age 3 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay with children for a lifetime.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

TumbleBooks: animated picture books

Wiggle Worms Online

Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

Family Storytime Online

Come one, come all! Family Storytime has stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and caregivers to enjoy together. You’ll also hear favorite songs and rhymes every week. This 30-minute storytime is great for building a love of books with the whole family.

For your own storytimes at home, here are some links to free online storybooks that your little ones will enjoy!

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