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  • FOOD FOR FINES Bring in non-perishable food items Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 9th Up to $1.00 in fines waived for each food item. NOT VALID FOR FINES ON LOST...
  • 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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Upcoming Events

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
Tue, Oct 24
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
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
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
Wed, Nov 01
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
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
Thu, Oct 26
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, Oct 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us if you dare for an evening of frightening fun.    Not recommended for children under 13.   Alyson Larrabee is... 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
Fri, Nov 03
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