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  • It's that time again for showing appreciation for all the wonderful things that enrich our lives -- for example, the Ames Free Library!  On the eve of it's 135th birthday, this...
  • 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,...
  • See what your friendly neighborhood AFL Staff members recommend.
  • 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 you are doing some...
  • Speak One on One with an Expert The Ames Free Library is excited to bring to you resident experts! These are members of our community that are knowledgeable in something special...

Upcoming Events

Thu, Dec 14
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, Dec 14
10:30am - 12:30pm
Learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop with the use of the library's scanner, learn basic skills, repair old... Read More
Thu, Dec 14
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on... Read More
Thu, Dec 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a... Read More
Fri, Dec 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer... Read More
Sat, Dec 16
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry... Read More
Thu, Dec 14
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, Dec 18
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, Dec 19
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, Dec 20
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
Thu, Dec 21
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, Dec 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Pop Up Playtime is an unstructured time for your child to get out some energy while using gross and fine motor skills... Read More
Thu, Dec 14
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, Dec 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a... Read More
Sat, Dec 16
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in... Read More
Wed, Dec 20
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, Dec 20
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, Dec 21
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital... Read More
Mon, Dec 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Tue, Dec 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
"Throw" a little STEM into your vacation with paper airplanes! Follow the instructions to learn to fold a simple paper... Read More
Fri, Dec 29
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Be a rock star! Choose from a variety of Disney songs - from movie hits to your favorite Disney Channel tunes - to sing... Read More
Mon, Jan 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in celebration of the new year! We will resume our normal... Read More
Mon, Jan 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Mon, Feb 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.