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!

Book Clubs

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ames Free Library Book Club and Mystery Book Club are now meeting online! The Council on Aging Book Club and Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club have been suspended until further notice.


Welcome to the Ames Free Library's Book Clubs page! We have a number of book clubs to suit many reading tastes:

Ames Free Library Book Club | Council on Aging Book Club | Mystery Book Club | Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club


 

Ames Free Library Book Club 

Meets ONLINE every month, on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm.

We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "AFL Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations.


2020 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 8 & 13 February 10 & 12 March 9 & 11
 

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro

     

April 8 & 13

May 13 June 10 
     

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

The Bookshop

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Diamond Doris

by Doris Payne

     
July August September 9
     
NEW! Bring Your Own Book Club NEW! Bring Your Own Book Club

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

     
 October 14 & 19   November 9 & 18 December 9 & 14 
     

The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery 

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney

 


 

Council on Aging Book ClubThe Council on Aging Book Club has been suspended until further notice.

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


2020 Titles

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

 January 28  February 25  March 24
   

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

 Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro

     

April 28

May 26 June 23 
     

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

The Lost Girls of Paris

by Pam Jenoff

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

     
July  August  September 22 
   
No COA Book Club this month    No COA Book Club this month

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

     
October 27 November 24   December 22
      

The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery 

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

by Kathleen Rooney

 


Mystery Book Club

Meets ONLINE on the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm. We welcome all new members! Subscribe to the "Mystery Book Club" e-newsletter to receive book club reminders, updates, and meeting invitations.


2020 Titles

Mysteries from around the world!

*Denotes rescheduled date due to holiday

January 30

Italy

February 27

Australia

March

     

The Shape of Water

by Andrea Camilleri

Cocaine Blues

by Kerry Greenwood

No Mystery Book Club this month

     

April 30

England

May 28

Greece

 June 25

Canada

 

 

Wednesday's Child

by Peter Robinson

Murder in Mykonos

by Jeffrey Siger

Cobra Clutch

by A.J. Devlin

     

July 30

Italy

August 27

France

September 24

Japan

 
 
 

 Friends in High Places

by Donna Leon

This Poison Will Remain

by Fred Vargas

 

The Salaryman's Wife

by Sujata Massey 

     

October 29

Denmark

November 19*

Spain

December 31

England

 
 

The Chestnut Man

by Søren Sveistrup

 Black Sun Rising

by Matthew Carr

A Tale of Two Murders

by Heather Redmond

 


Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club  -  The Ames Free Library Nonfiction Book Club has been suspended until further notice.

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., 1st Floor Presentation Room, Queset House, 51 Main Street. We welcome all new members!

 

2020 Titles

 

January 9 February 13 March 12
 

Educated: A Memoir

by Tara Westover

Infidel

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Wild Game:

My Mother, Her Lover, and Me

by Adrienne Brodeur

     
April 9 May 14  June 11
     

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

by Bill Bryson

How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan

 The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates

 

 

 

July 9

August 13 

September 10

 

 

 

 The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

by Michael Finkel

 Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

by Bruce Handy

 Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeannette Winterson

 

 

 

October 8

November 12 

December 10 

 

 

 

The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls

How to Be a Good Creature

by Sy Montgomery

Inheritance

by Dani Shapiro