Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Ames Free Library will be closed on Saturday, January 29 due to inclement weather. We will reopen on Monday, January 31, for our normal hours (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.).

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  • Easton's favorite meeting space for community groups, tutors, gamers and hobbyists is once again open - including the Friends Book Sale Room! The Learning Commons @ Queset House...
  • In the summer of 2019, Caroline Ailanthus published a novel about a scientist and his apprentice in the aftermath of a catastrophic pandemic. Less than six months later, life...
  • Alison Hirtle is a Life Coach who specializes in goal success and motivation.  She completed her certification for coaching, and is also in the process of conquering her own...
  • From all of us here at Ames Free Library, thank you to everyone who donated in 2021!  Your continued generosity every year helps us maintain the services we're so happy to provide...
  • Are your book choices feeling dull and uninspired? Need some motivation to find some great new reads? Let our Winter Reading BINGO Challenge guide your book choices this winter!...
  • Welcome to the 300 Years, 300 Stories project! As Easton approaches its tricentennial celebration in 2025, the Ames Free Library is capturing and sharing oral histories about the...

What's Happening

Fri, Jan 28
10:00am - 11:00am
Techniques to help with insomnia, stress relief, and muscle recovery.   A combination of progressive muscle relaxation... Read More
Fri, Jan 28
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the... Read More
Mon, Jan 31
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, Jan 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alison Hirtle is a Life Coach who specializes in goal success and motivation.  She completed her certification for... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
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, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs... Read More
Wed, Feb 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime... Read More
Thu, Feb 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will meet inside the Queset House... Read More
Sat, Feb 05
10:00am - 5:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections... Read More
Tue, Feb 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggleworms will meet inside the Queset House through the winter. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens... Read More
Wed, Feb 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of... Read More
Thu, Feb 03
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro.... Read More
Thu, Feb 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music... Read More
Mon, Feb 07
10:00am - 8:00pm
Each month, teens can pick up a new craft kit to take home & make a project. Grab this month's kit to design a... Read More
Wed, Feb 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of... Read More
Tue, Feb 01
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 31, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens... Read More
Sat, Feb 05
10:00am - 5:00pm
Take Your Child to the Library Day is an annual event for families to explore the library, get to know our collections... Read More
Mon, Feb 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Mon, Mar 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Our winter reading program is coming to a close! If you've been working your way through the Winter Reading Program,... Read More
Mon, Apr 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of the Patriots' Day holiday.
Mon, May 30
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Friday, January 28
When the leaves fell off this young tree, they left large heart-shaped leaf scars with buds nestled above them.  These scars and buds offer clues to a leafless tree’s identity, as do those little...
Wednesday, January 26
Now that we're a couple of months into winter storytimes, we are really getting into our routines! We're still looking ahead to lovely weather and to moving back outside, but in the meantime, please...
Friday, January 21
Winter is a great time to learn how to recognize trees, now that all those leaves are out of the way!  Bark, buds, and the tree's shape offer helpful clues. Why not try your hand at tree...
Friday, January 14
If you are familiar with poison ivy, you probably think of it when it is green and leafy as in this photo from Queset Garden:   Young Poison Ivy Plant, June 25, 2020   This is to be expected since...
Monday, January 10
There's nothing better than working together! Last month, we put out a huge sticker mosaic in Youth Services for everyone to work on. It took up our entire central work table, and everyone who came...