Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Saturday, August 24
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Your library offers more than just books on paper! Did you know you can borrow library books on Kindle, and other digital media? If you need coaching on how to do this, visit Dan Paré at Queset House.   Right now, Dan is focusing on OverDrive for Kindle owners, which you can use to borrow eBooks... Read more
Monday, August 26
11:30am - 1:00pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Monday, August 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the 4th Monday of each month as we explore the infinite variety of ways to assemble beads of every size, shape, and color. Bring a piece in progress or an idea for something you'd like to create.  Our goal is to have fun while being inspired by fellow artisans, sharing... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available on Tuesday afternoons to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Tuesday, August 27
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
Wednesday, August 28
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Thursday, August 29
10:30am - 11:30am
Author -in-Residence, Kate Klise, is back!   YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY Obituary writing workshops  with  KATE KLISE Thursdays, August 22 & 29; September 5  & 12, 2019, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., ... Read more
Thursday, August 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, August 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber with reports of a body seen floating in the Larder, once a pristine lake on Stockholm’s Southern Isle, now a rancid bog. Efforts to identify the bizarrely mutilated corpse are entrusted to incorruptible... Read more
Friday, August 30
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
Friday, August 30
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, August 31
9:00am - 10:00am
Come join us on the last Saturday of every month to practice and learn the 24 Posture Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form. Tai Chi is an excellent, low impact exercise to promote decreased stress and better health.  No previous experience required.   Turo (teacher) Vince has been training in the... Read more
Monday, September 02
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 03
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Tuesday, September 03
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcasting is experiencing renewed popularity! If you're interested in starting your very own podcast, Burt Lewis can show you all the ins and outs, and teach you what equipment and programs will get you up and running. He is available every Tuesday morning for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions... Read more
Tuesday, September 03
1:15pm - 3:15pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available on Tuesday afternoons to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Tuesday, September 03
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
Tuesday, September 03
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of MusicStoreUSA.com will be teaching a hands-on class on playing bowed string instruments: violin, viola & cello. This is for beginners of any age. 3rd & 4th graders and their... Read more
Wednesday, September 04
10:30am - 12:30pm
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, September 04
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.
Wednesday, September 04
6:15pm - 7:45pm
Join us for an English for All class for immigrants who want to improve their English. During class time we practice speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, vocabulary, and basic writing skills. We also learn about American geography and culture. Each class ends with a word game, so we have... Read more
Wednesday, September 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fall into harmony with an a cappella concert by  NoteAble Blend  Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7 - 8 p.m. Unity Church, 9 Main Street, North Easton   This entertaining concert will consist of a variety of songs... Read more
Thursday, September 05
10:30am - 12:30pm
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, September 05
10:30am - 11:30am
Author -in-Residence, Kate Klise, is back!   YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY Obituary writing workshops  with  KATE KLISE Thursdays, August 22 & 29; September 5  & 12, 2019, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., ... Read more
Thursday, September 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you just received an iPad and don't know where to start? Or maybe you've had an iPad for a while and feel like you are just not getting the most out of it? Well then let the Ames Free Library's own Debbie Adduci introduce (or re-introduce) you to the iPad! She can help you get started and... Read more
Thursday, September 05
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn basic photography with award winning photographer Eric Lothrop.   Put down that iPhone and shoot like a pro. Eric will teach you everything you need to know for taking great photos in no time. All you need is DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-Shoot... Read more
Thursday, September 05
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the 1st and 3rd 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!

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