Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

LIBRARY OPEN FOR HOLDS PICKUP, QUICK BROWSING, AND COMPUTER USE!

Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at info@amesfreelibrary.org, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Adult Events

Thursday, December 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. for a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's picture book featuring a gender non-conforming character. ... Read more
Friday, December 04
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Wednesday, December 09
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman... Read more
Wednesday, December 09
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Securing new employment is no small task. Whether someone is out of work or unhappy in their existing job, the process of finding a new opportunity is a challenging series of interrelated steps. Navigating through this process can be a difficult proposition. In this Grow with Google Digital Skills... Read more
Thursday, December 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm
In no mood for the holidays? COVID-19 getting you down? Dreading the family drama? Stress affecting your mental and physical health? Here is a special holiday gift for you! A resilience kit full of joy, inner peace and healing. In this Master Class on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m.,... Read more
Friday, December 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, December 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies.  The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Wednesday, December 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, December 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for our second Grow with Google Digital Skills Workshop, led by Senior Employment Specialist/Career Coach Gary Gekow! In this virtual Zoom employment workshop, we will discuss resume writing in general, including, but not... Read more
Thursday, December 17
7:00pm - 8:00pm
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza that would eventually kill over 600,000 in America.  Please join us on Thursday, December 17... Read more
Friday, December 18
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Wednesday, December 23
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, December 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for our third Grow with Google Digital Skills Workshop, led by Senior Employment Specialist/Career Coach Gary Gekow! In this virtual Zoom employment workshop, we will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies... Read more
Thursday, December 24
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closing at 1:00 pm to accommodate festive caroling.
Friday, December 25
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
Monday, December 28
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Need inspiration? Looking for a friendly community of writers? Join the Ames Free Library Zoom Writing Group, moderated by Beverly Post, and spark your creative energies. The group is free and open to everyone over the age of 18. We meet on Zoom the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 3 - 4:... Read more
Wednesday, December 30
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Prior to COVID-19, many companies were implementing phone and video interviews as part of their hiring process. Now virtual interviews are becoming commonplace as it relates to remote hiring. In this Grow with Google Digital Skills Workshop on Wednesday, December 30 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.,... Read more
Thursday, December 31
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ames Free Library will close early at 5:00PM on Thursday, December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve and will not reopen until Saturday, January 2, 2020.
Thursday, December 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth... In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper's co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious... Read more
Friday, January 01
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 in celebration of the new year! We will resume our normal hours of operation the following day, Saturday, January 2 at 10:00AM.
Friday, January 08
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, January 15
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, January 18
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Friday, January 22
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, January 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, February 05
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, February 12
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Monday, February 15
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Friday, February 19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, February 26
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, March 05
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more
Friday, March 12
11:00am - 12:00pm
Have you always wanted to research your family tree? Did you have your DNA tested and want help understanding the results or how to use the DNA results in your family search? Would you like support from others who are also working on their genealogy? Get help understanding the basics of DNA and... Read more

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