Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC & STAFF THROUGH MAY 4, 2020 - Please check back for updates


The Town of Easton and Easton Select Board have declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Massachusetts issued an order for non-essential businesses to close their physical buildings to workers and the public, while encouraging those businesses to operate remotely. Given that proactive flattening of the contagion will serve Easton in the long run:


  • The Ames Free Library and Queset House will be closed to the public and to staff through May 4, 2020.
  • All public programming and private group meetings at the Library and Queset House are suspended until further notice.
  • "Holds pickup" window is now closed, based on the direct recommendation of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
  • Please do not return any materials while the Library remains closed.  Library items will not be due until June 4. There will be no late fines accruing during the period the Library remains closed.
  • As always, a range of online resources are available here on the website, 24/7, including our online reference services and brand-new, online Storytimes!  You may also register for a library card online. Library staff are continuing to work hard on increasing innovative online programs, so keep checking back for updates.

Meditation for Everyone

Fridays in February, join experienced and trained meditation teacher, Dotty O'Donnell in practicing meditation. This series is designed to support people who are looking to understand what meditation is, and how to cultivate a daily meditation practice. Each week, you will learn fundamental techniques and ways to incorporate meditation into your life as well as a number of mini meditations that can be easily built into your busy day. 

Week 1 - Beginning a Journey: types of meditation, myths of meditation, benefits of meditation, establishing a ritual 

Week 2 - Breath Awareness Meditation: learn to calm your entire nervous system by reconnecting to your breath 

Week 3 - Mantra Meditation: find focus by silently repeating simple words or phrases 

Week 4 - Concentration Meditation: develop a single-minded attention directed at an object 

Everyone is welcome! Classes can be taken individually if needed. 

Comfort is key. Come as you are. No need to sit on the floor. If you can breathe, you can meditate.

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room