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  • 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...
  • Make a mini-clipboard to keep your holiday plans organized - or to get your new year resolutions in order!
  • Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? Known as NaNoWriMo, it began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. It’s now a...
  • Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and immerse yourself in so many fun board and tabletop games....

What's Happening

Mon, Nov 28
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
Mon, Nov 28
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Zoom Writing Group is a friendly group of new and experienced adult writers, all genres. We meet twice a month on... Read More
Mon, Nov 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
NaNoWriMo is coming to a close, but you still have a few days to get to 50,000 words! Join your fellow writers for an... Read More
Tue, Nov 29
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
Wed, Nov 30
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 01
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this... Read More
Thu, Dec 01
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
Thu, Dec 01
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Queset House board games club and be board out of your mind! Roll dice, draw cards, take damage, and immerse... 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
Mon, Nov 28
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Before drifting off to dreamland, make a cozy little detour at the Library! At 6:30pm, on the... Read More
Tue, Nov 29
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, Nov 30
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 01
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 01
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 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
Thu, Dec 01
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your pile of holiday gifts already getting bigger? Our gift wrapping station returns to the Queset House this... Read More
Sat, Dec 24
9:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. in observance of Christmas.
Mon, Dec 26
9:00pm - 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
Friday, October 07
  This week we offer a doubleheader!  If you recognize either the plant or the caterpillar, submit your ID to lrubinacci@amesfreelibrary.org.  Where have you seen these species? The October 14 post...
Thursday, September 29
 Last weekend I cleaned my goldfish pool which really needed to be refreshed. Although I felt very guilty for its neglect, the task required a chunk of time, something that has eluded me lately. The...
Wednesday, September 28
Are you an expert pumpkin carver? Are you a beginning carver with amazing ideas? We'll be judging your pumpkin carving skills at the Queset House on Friday, October 28.  Bring your carved pumpkin...
Friday, September 23
On Monday, September 19, some enthusiastic and knowledgeable folks savored the wildflowers of the Ames Free Library campus. If you weren’t there, you missed a good time of shared curiosity,...
Thursday, September 22
Fall may be announcing itself with a dreary deluge, but all this rain can’t dampen my spirits. This month I get to share a special summer reading wrap-up edition of the Librarian’s Lounge with you!...