Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

The library will close at noon on Saturday, February 4. We'll reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 6.

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  • We're excited to announce that your library card now gives you access to over 500 films, documentaries, and more through Kanopy! Start streaming today using the Kanopy app on your...
  • From February 1 - March 15, the Ames Free Library will once again be collecting new sets of pajamas for toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive...
  • Help support the library while you shop! For the entire month of Feburary, Ames Free Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of a $3.00 'Give Back Where It Counts'...
  • Join us for an exciting book talk followed by a book signing with local author Jenny Howe.
  • Are you making a resolution to read more in 2023? Have your book choices felt dull and uninspired? Do you need some motivation to find your next great read? Join us for our Winter...

What's Happening

Sat, Feb 04
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library... Read More
Mon, Feb 06
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, Feb 06
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an exciting book talk followed by a book signing with local author Jenny Howe. Ms. Howe is the author of... Read More
Wed, Feb 08
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
Wed, Feb 08
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Find your next great read and some lively conversation with the Ames Free Library Book Club! Copies of each selection... Read More
Wed, Feb 08
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next... Read More
Tue, Feb 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Feb 07
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens (13-18), do you want to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want to make new friends and have lots... Read More
Thu, Feb 09
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Who says February is only about romantic love? Join Cali and Hannah for a celebration of PAL-entine's where we'll make... Read More
Tue, Feb 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Tue, Feb 14
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
Mon, Feb 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Sat, Feb 04
11:00am - 4:00pm
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 06
10:30am - 11:30am
Join Ms. Leslie from Self Help Inc. (Coordinated Family and Community Engagement, CFCE) for a five-week playgroup... Read More
Tue, Feb 07
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
Tue, Feb 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Puqi Luo is a student at Oliver Ames High School. He is offering tutoring services in math through Algebra II for... Read More
Wed, Feb 08
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, Feb 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! Learn (or relearn!) favorite songs &... Read More
Sat, Feb 04
11:00am - 4:00pm
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 06
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an exciting book talk followed by a book signing with local author Jenny Howe. Ms. Howe is the author of... Read More
Mon, Feb 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Tue, Feb 21
2:00pm - 2:30pm
You and your teddy are invited to a Bingo Party! Will you (or your stuffed animal) be the first to get bingo? This... Read More
Thu, Feb 23
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come watch Disney's Moana as you've never seen it before! Sing, dance, growl, do the wave, throw coconuts,... Read More
Fri, Feb 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Grab your beach blanket and catch a wave headed straight for the library! Leave the cold chill of winter behind and... Read More
Friday, February 03
      “How lucky are we to have received so many amazing submissions!” exclaimed Megan Tully, Head of Reference & Adult Services at the Ames Free Library. The staff had just voted for their...
Tuesday, January 31
Welcome to AFL Staff Stories! Every month we'll introduce you (or REintroduce you!) to a different member of the AFL Staff and tell you a little about their favorites. This month, meet one of AFL's...
Monday, January 30
Now that you’ve had some practice finding crustose, foliose, and fruticose lichens, it’s time to fine-tune your observations. Let’s begin with patterns. I urge you to spend some time during the next...
Saturday, January 21
What perfect timing!  Snow and lichens are coordinated for maximum beauty and relevance to this blog.     Lichens on Beech, Morton Pond, Plymouth, January 16, 2023 Let this exquisite pattern prompt...
Friday, January 13
As several readers noted, last week’s “What Is It!” was a lichen, one of those extraordinary partnerships between a fungus and an alga. I am sure many of you have seen it on the library’s Main Street...