Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"
The Queset House driveway is under construction. Visitors may park in the Main Library parking lot. Additional public parking is available just up the street, next to the Rockery, and behind the Children’s Museum.

Adult Events

Monday, June 18
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
Tuesday, June 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, June 19
1:15pm - 2:15pm
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, June 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a sewing machine available for your use in the Queset House. Schedule a time with Kathy Korona so that she can introduce you to the Necchi sewing machine. Once you have used the Necchi... Read more
Tuesday, June 19
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, June 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, June 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, June 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, June 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.
Wednesday, June 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Thursday, June 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, June 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.
Thursday, June 21
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!
Thursday, June 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Experience cryptocurrency trading in real life! On Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., local investor and cryptocurrency aficionado Phil Kazlauskas will provide some insights on the various cryptocurrencies that are currently transforming our financial world, and teach you how... Read more
Friday, June 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
Friday, June 22
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join us in Queset Garden on Friday, June 22, from 7-10 p.m. as we celebrate the 135th birthday of the Ames Free Library, and the summer solstice! The celebration will feature... Hors d'oeuvres Vintage cocktails Live music by Libana... Read more
Saturday, June 23
10:00am - 3:00pm
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 Saturday for "One-On-One with an Expert" sessions of one... Read more
Monday, June 25
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, June 25
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Have you just gotten your results back from Ancestry DNA (or other site) and not sure where to begin? Chris Delano is available during the summer on Monday evenings to help you get started on the library’s ... Read more
Monday, June 25
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, June 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, June 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, M Train, by Patti Smith. M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that... Read more
Tuesday, June 26
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, June 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, June 27
2:00pm - 5:00pm
“Dyeing to Wear It” Creating Community through Color... Read more
Wednesday, June 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adaptive Imaging Technique (AIT) is an easily learned and applied self-help intervention for use by parents and those affected by high-functioning autism/Asperger’s, ADD and similar issues. The first and only such intervention created by someone who is actually on the spectrum himself, with all the... Read more
Wednesday, June 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
You are all welcome to come and work on improving your English. You can work alone or with others on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, or writing. Julie Un, our English as a Second Language instructor, will be there to answer questions and give you books or other things you need.
Thursday, June 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid, "Someone's... Read more
Friday, June 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
Friday, June 29
12:00pm - 2:00pm
One Genre One Community is delighted to present: A MIGHTY HEART Friday, June 29, 2018 12 pm Queset House51... Read more

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