Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Tuesday, August 22
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, August 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver.  Follows the author's family's efforts to live on locally- and home-grown foods, an endeavor through which they learned lighthearted truths about food production and the... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
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
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Three published authors read from their latest works and answer your questions on the passion of writing, the development of ideas, traditional publishing vs. self-publishing, and the best choices for new writers to make when getting started. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, book... Read more
Wednesday, August 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit support group that offers a confidential, safe, non-judgmental venue for support, education, awareness and sharing of resources. The group is for family members, friends, and others coping with loss and for those dealing with loved ones addicted to opiates... Read more
Thursday, August 24
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come and STAY Awhile!   A doggone Literary Reception at the Ames Free Library   Come meet Kate Klise, the charming and prolific author of STAY: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List for a celebration and reading of her new book inspired by Easton’s own Ed Hands and his beloved dog Maggie. Kate wrote STAY... Read more
Friday, August 25
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 26
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
Saturday, August 26
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and chat with Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly get you started with: Information on tools and equipment needed Types of silver and other metals... Read more
Monday, August 28
10:30am - 12:30pm
Do you need pointers on how to use your new tablet? Or maybe you’re a long-time owner of a smartphone and have questions on how to use some of its features? Let Android OS expert and local resident, Burt Lewis help you; he’ll get you connected!... Read more
Monday, August 28
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth 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,... Read more
Tuesday, August 29
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, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Wednesday, August 30
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
Thursday, August 31
11:00am - 3:00pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  One Genre One Community in Partnership with Ames Free Library Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Bus leaves library parking lot at 11AM and returns by 3PM) It's not hard time, it's mealtime at CLINK. restaurant. Once known as the... Read more
Thursday, August 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In the cutthroat world of television journalism, seasoned reporter Charlotte McNally knows that she'd better pull out all the stops or kiss her job goodbye. But it's her life that might be on the line when she learns that an innocent-looking e-mail offer resulted in murder, mayhem, and a... Read more
Friday, September 01
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, September 02
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and chat with Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly get you started with: Information on tools and equipment needed Types of silver and other metals... Read more
Monday, September 04
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Monday, September 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Friends is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting the library. Donations raised by the Friends are used to support important library programs. Join this vibrant group. Benefits of membership include reduced admission to certain events, special previews at book sales, and... Read more
Tuesday, September 05
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
Wednesday, September 06
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, September 06
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 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
John E. Hill, Professor Emeritus at Curry College, explores the argument that free market interpretations of Adam Smith's classic Wealth of Nations have been misinterpreted.   Agree or disagree? Either way, it should be a refreshing evening of considered  thought on the practical... Read more
Thursday, September 07
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, September 07
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 07
5:30pm - 7:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet on the first and third Thursdays. 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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