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Wed, Feb 01
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, Feb 02
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
Fri, Feb 03
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
Fri, Feb 03
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Join the author of Living Grief: A Mother's Odyssey of Surrender, Renewaland Mad Joy in a free bi-... Read More
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
Thu, Feb 02
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
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
Wed, Feb 01
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 02
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
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
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, December 16
Snow fell last weekend – the first light storm of the season in Southeastern Massachusetts – and immediately thereafter, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos appeared in my backyard.  I’m sure many of...
Friday, December 09
Last week’s “What Is It!” game featured two structures that facilitate reproduction for their creators. The animals who produced these “egg cartons” were, however, vastly different. A Baltimore...
Tuesday, December 06
I spy with my little eye…something totally fun! Did you know that the Children’s Room now offers themed Scavenger Hunts? You can find them in-room during the last week of every month. Decode a...
Friday, December 02
The leaves have fallen; the views are great.  Now’s the time when hidden treasures are revealed.  Here are two specimens from the library’s property that were, until recently, concealed by all that...
Saturday, November 26
One long-ago November, the library staff received a gift from two grateful patrons. This small, but sincere, token of appreciation grew in a four-inch pot. I put it on the windowsill for all to see...