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  • Learn the basics of essential oils with Chris Ventura. Essentials oils are volatile, aromatic substances that are found everywhere in nature - in every living thing; flowers,...
  • Is your Easton-local small business looking for a unique place to hold a holiday party or cocktail hour? The gorgeous Queset House at the Ames Free Library is offering a deal on...
  • Help support the library while you shop! For the entire month of December, Ames Free Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a $2.50 reusable 'Community Bag' at...
  • Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this December!    
  • We Are Here to Help! Are you looking for help checking out e-Books from the library? Do you have some questions about how to use your computer or set up an email address? Or maybe...

What's Happening

Mon, Dec 05
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, Dec 06
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with... Read More
Tue, Dec 06
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Make a mini-clipboard to keep your holiday plans organized - or to get your new year resolutions in order! Whatever you... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
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
Thu, Dec 08
2:00pm - 3:00pm
“Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
6:00pm - 7:00pm
If you are an avid reader of true stories about crime, family drama, tragedy, underdogs, and more, join the non-fiction... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Dec 13
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Is there an amazing manga series you can’t stop talking about? Have you run out of comic books and you don’t know what... Read More
Thu, Dec 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Dec 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teens - do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? We're seeking members... Read More
Thu, Dec 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Sat, Dec 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Tue, Dec 06
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This... Read More
Wed, Dec 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs &... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Experience the joy of snail mail with our monthly Correspondence Club! At each meeting, children will compose a letter... Read More
Thu, Dec 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Mon, Dec 12
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make your own art project with this month’s take & make craft! Craft kits will be available to pick up in the... Read More
Sat, Dec 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Mon, Dec 26
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.
Thu, Dec 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Do you wanna build a snow…mobile? Each registered child will receive a large cardboard box to construct a vehicle.... Read More
Fri, Dec 30
11:00am - 12:00pm
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Countdown with us at our Noon Year’s Eve Eve Stuffie Storytime! Grab one lucky stuffed animal friend and... Read More
Fri, Dec 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get ready for your best reading year yet! At this book-lovers’ art program, you’ll create an interactive reading... Read More
Mon, Jan 02
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day.
Friday, December 02
The leaves have fallen; the views are great.  Now’s the time when hidden treasures are revealed.  Here are two specimens from the library’s property that were, until recently, concealed by all that...
Saturday, November 26
One long-ago November, the library staff received a gift from two grateful patrons. This small, but sincere, token of appreciation grew in a four-inch pot. I put it on the windowsill for all to see...
Friday, November 25
Celebrate your creativity & love of books! We invite patrons of all ages to make a literary ornament of a favorite book, holiday classic, or any other creative literary design. Use wood, paint,...
Tuesday, November 22
Welcome to AFL Staff Stories! Every month we'll introduce you (or REintroduce you!) to a different member of the AFL Staff and tell you a little about their favorites. This month, meet one of AFL's...
Friday, November 18
Peak autumn color has passed, and leaves now carpet the ground.  Why not take a closer look while they are still intact, before snow and microbes work their recycling magic?  Now’s a great time to...