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  • The Ames Free Library is in the process of creating a new 5-year plan and we really would like to hear all of your thoughts and opinions on how we've been doing so far, what we...
  • Feast on disturbing appetizers, enjoy a complimentary adult potion, win a prize for best costume, enter for a chance to win a psychic reading, mingle with mysterious guests and...
  • New Service! Ames Free Library now offers Hoopla: a digital service that lets Ames Free Library cardholders borrow up to three items each month. Movies, TV shows, ebooks,...
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  • 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 you are doing some...

Upcoming Events

Sat, Oct 21
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry... Read More
Sat, Oct 21
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friends of the Ames Free Library Used Book Sale! 10AM - 4PM Saturday, October 21st, Queset House Hardcover Books: 2 for... Read More
Mon, Oct 23
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry... Read More
Mon, Oct 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble... Read More
Tue, Oct 24
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have a bunch of photo slides that need to be brought into the 21st century or negatives that you never got... Read More
Tue, Oct 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan.  The dust... Read More
Sat, Oct 21
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friends of the Ames Free Library Used Book Sale! 10AM - 4PM Saturday, October 21st, Queset House Hardcover Books: 2 for... Read More
Mon, Oct 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Oct 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Thu, Oct 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Mon, Oct 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on... Read More
Tue, Oct 31
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied... Read More
Sat, Oct 21
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friends of the Ames Free Library Used Book Sale! 10AM - 4PM Saturday, October 21st, Queset House Hardcover Books: 2 for... Read More
Sat, Oct 21
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Tue, Oct 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in... Read More
Wed, Oct 25
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with... Read More
Wed, Oct 25
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Wed, Oct 25
5:00pm - 7:30pm
From 5-7:30 the Teen Den will be hosting a quiet study. So if you need a quiet place to do homework, study for test, or... Read More
Sat, Oct 21
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friends of the Ames Free Library Used Book Sale! 10AM - 4PM Saturday, October 21st, Queset House Hardcover Books: 2 for... Read More
Sat, Oct 28
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Feast on disturbing appetizers, enjoy a complimentary adult potion, win a prize for best costume, enter for a chance to... Read More
Mon, Oct 30
10:00am - 8:00pm
Bring in non-perishable food items Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 9th   Up to $1.00 in fines waived ... Read More
Tue, Oct 31
10:00am - 8:00pm
Bring in non-perishable food items Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 9th   Up to $1.00 in fines waived ... Read More
Wed, Nov 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
Bring in non-perishable food items Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 9th   Up to $1.00 in fines waived ... Read More
Thu, Nov 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
Bring in non-perishable food items Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 9th   Up to $1.00 in fines waived ... Read More