Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Queset House driveway is under construction. Visitors may park in the Main Library parking lot. Additional public parking is available just up the street, next to the Rockery, and behind the Children’s Museum.

Book Clubs

AFL Book Discussion Group

Meets every month, except July & August, on the 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Learning Commons at Queset House, 51 Main Street.

We welcome all new members!

September 2017 - June 2018:

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

September October  November  December   January
Monday 11th  
Wednesday 13th
Wednesday 11th
Monday 16th*
Wednesday 8th
Monday 13th

Monday 11th
Wednesday 13th

Monday 8th  
Wednesday 10th

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith


by Matthew Desmond

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

The Lost City of Z

by David Grann

Arthur and George

by Julian Barnes

February March April May June

Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th

 Monday 12th
Wednesday 14th
 Monday 9th
Wednesday 11th
 Wednesday 9th
Monday 11th
 Monday 11th
Wednesday 14th

Title: Circling the Sun, Author: Paula McLain

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

The House of Spirits

by Isabel Allende

Elephant Company

by Vicki Croke


by Peter Ho Davies

Radium Girls

by Kate Moore


Mystery Book Club

Meets the last Thursday of every month 3:00 pm, 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street.

July through December 2018

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday.

July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November 29
December 27

  The Dry

by Jane Harper


by Terry Hayes

 Truly, Devious

by Maureen Johnson

 Burial Rites

by Hannah Kent

Under the Midnight Sun

by Keigo Higashino


by Daphne Du Maurier

Council on Aging Book Club

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. We welcome all new members!

July 2017 - June 2018:

July 25 August 22 September 26 October 24 November 28 December 26

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle 

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Wangs vs. The World

by Jade Chang

The Worst Hard Time

by Timothy Egan

Another Brooklyn

by Jacqueline Woodson

The Oregon Trail

by Rinker Buck 

January 23

February 27  March 27  April 24  May 22  June 26 

House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Salt to Sea

by Ruta Sepetys 

Valiant Ambition

by Nathaniel Philbrick 

 Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

M Train

by Patti Smith 

Teen Book Club

Book selections and discussions dates TBD, so stay tuned.