Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, December 14
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, December 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 photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Thursday, December 14
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and discuss the talks... Read more
Thursday, December 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts,... Read more
Friday, December 15
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, December 16
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Saturday, December 16
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Stuck on a tough "puzzle" in your family tree?  Join Ed Hands and the Easton Genealogy Club where you can use the Ames Free Library's resources to solve the riddle! The Easton Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Free and open to all!
Monday, December 18
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands-on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Monday, December 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Essential oils are used for everything from pampering yourself to cleaning and helping with various ailments. An essential oil is a fragrant liquid extracted from leaves, twigs, berries, bark, wood, root, flowers, citrus peels, or other plant matter. Essential oils are both exciting and promising... Read more
Tuesday, December 19
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 around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, December 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zentangle is a relaxing drawing method utilizing structured patterns to create beautiful images. Participants are encouraged to teach one pattern to the rest of the group, but if you don't want to do this, and just want to learn new patterns or zentangle on your own in a group environment, that is... Read more
Wednesday, December 20
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Wednesday, December 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you hesitant to jump into the world of online bill paying or banking?  Do you keep putting off setting up your 401k or IRA?  Does talk of risk tolerance or asset allocation  make you uneasy?  Do you avoid financial planning because someone else in your household makes most of the financial... Read more
Wednesday, December 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like-minded stitchers and work on your current W.I.P (work in progress). Be inspired by others' work and inspire others with yours. All skill levels encouraged to join! Free and open to all.
Thursday, December 21
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, December 21
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and discuss the talks... Read more
Thursday, December 21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the first and third Thursday of each month. If you can’t be there at 5:30, come when you can! Sit, stitch, enjoy a snack (if you or someone else brings one) and great conversation! Hope you can join us!
Friday, December 22
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, December 23
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Tuesday, December 26
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 around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, December 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, The Oregon Trail, by Rinker Buck. Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells... Read more
Tuesday, December 26
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 Tuesday of the month for the Library Coloring Club.  Enjoy the calming effects of coloring a variety of mandalas, nature scenes and fun patterns or create your own designs. The... Read more
Wednesday, December 27
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 the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, December 27
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, December 28
10:30am - 1:00pm
Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card. Register for a session with Dana to learn about:... Read more
Thursday, December 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with... Read more
Friday, December 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Want to share mindfulness skills and meet other folks with contemplative practices? Welcome to an open, peer-to-peer meditation sangha, where we will sit together for 30 minutes of meditation in a low key, supportive environment. Anyone with a meditation practice in any tradition is welcome.   ... Read more
Saturday, December 30
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Tuesday, January 02
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 around to developing? Well Pat has you covered! He’ll show you how to use the library’s simple scanner to help preserve those memories.... Read more
Tuesday, January 02
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally each week to craft. Although originally beaders, we now work with different mediums and embrace any crafter interested in joining. We find things like color and design are not craft specific and most of us have interest in several areas.  If you are looking... Read more

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