Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Queset House driveway will be closed to all traffic from Friday 5/18/18 through Thursday, 5/24/18, while it is being paved. 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.

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  • Hello Easton, During the Spring of 2018 we are continuing to celebrate the 135th Anniversary of the opening of the Ames Free Library.  The erudite and foresighted founders of our...
  • QUESET GARDEN MUSIC SERIES 2018 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm   MAY 23 – RIVERBOAT STOMPERS JUNE 20 – (TBA) JULY 18 – DOO-WOP DEVILLE...
  • One Genre One Community is delighted to partner with the library in presenting a series on memoir writing. All programs will be held at Queset House, 51 Main...
  • It's that time again for showing appreciation for all the wonderful things that enrich our lives -- for example, the Ames Free Library!  On the eve of it's 135th birthday, this...
  • Speak One on One with an Expert The Ames Free Library is excited to bring to you resident experts! These are members of our community that are knowledgeable in something special...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 22
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, May 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue. Jende Jonga... Read More
Tue, May 22
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is... Read More
Tue, May 22
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different... Read More
Tue, May 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Who says coloring is just for kids? See what the adult coloring craze is all about! Stop by Queset House on the 4th... Read More
Tue, May 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sit back and enjoy a reading from poet-in-residence LUCILE BURT. Lucile Burt is a member of the Narrow Land Poets on... Read More
Tue, May 22
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
Wed, May 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will... Read More
Thu, May 24
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
Thu, May 24
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Math tutoring with Oliver Ames High School student Alex Manthous. Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to... Read More
Tue, May 29
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
Wed, May 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will... Read More
Wed, May 23
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, May 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar,... Read More
Thu, May 24
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Thu, May 24
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Math tutoring with Oliver Ames High School student Alex Manthous. Alex will tutor those who need help with math up to... Read More
Sat, May 26
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form.... Read More
Sat, May 26
10:00am - 3:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can... Read More
Wed, May 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
First concert of the summer series!   The Stompers, led by Dr.... Read More
Mon, May 28
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Tue, Jun 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The One Genre One Community is delighted to partner with the library in presenting a series on memoir writing... Read More
Wed, Jul 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Wed, Jul 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you like stirring vocal harmonies, clapping rhythms, captivating choreography, and men in sharkskin suits... Read More
Mon, Sep 03
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.