Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Wednesday, January 22
10:30am - 12:30pm
It seems that this Facebook thing isn't a fad after all. Want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you already have an account but aren't quite comfortable using it yet? Let Dana show you the ins and outs of connecting with friends and family on Facebook. Dana is available each... Read more
Wednesday, January 22
10:30am - 12:30pm
Wondering what to do with all those old home movies on VHS cassette? We'll show you how to convert them into digital files with the library’s nifty little converter. You'll need to bring in your VHS tape(s) and a flash drive of at least 4 GB; drives are available for purchase in the Queset Office.... Read more
Wednesday, January 22
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, January 23
10:30am - 12:30pm
It seems that this Facebook thing isn't a fad after all. Want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you already have an account but aren't quite comfortable using it yet? Let Dana show you the ins and outs of connecting with friends and family on Facebook. Dana is available each... Read more
Thursday, January 23
10:30am - 12:30pm
Wondering what to do with all those old home movies on VHS cassette? We'll show you how to convert them into digital files with the library’s nifty little converter. You'll need to bring in your VHS tape(s) and a flash drive of at least 4 GB; drives are available for purchase in the Queset Office.... Read more
Thursday, January 23
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
Friday, January 24
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, January 24
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
Saturday, January 25
10:30am - 12:30pm
We are a diverse group of aspiring and accomplished writers, who meet weekly to read our work, discuss methods, and constructively critique each other's writing. This helps us to generate new ideas and work on our respective writing processes, bringing our work closer to fruition.   Whether you are... Read more
Saturday, January 25
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all heroes: Adventure awaits!  This is a group for anyone that would be interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition in a homebrew campaign. All skill levels welcome. Sessions will be played on a weekly basis; new players are always welcome. Please register below if you'd like... Read more
Saturday, January 25
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.   Come learn about Libby and OverDrive, two apps and websites you can use to borrow eBooks for... Read more
Monday, January 27
11:00am - 12:00pm
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.   Come learn about Libby and OverDrive, two apps and websites you can use to borrow eBooks for... Read more
Monday, January 27
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, January 27
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, January 28
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, January 28
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, January 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at... Read more
Tuesday, January 28
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, January 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harris Shilakowsky, Violinist, Music Educator & owner of MusicStoreUSA.com will be teaching a performance class for violinists and violists. This is for intermediate players of any age. You should already know how to play a couple of scales & first position pieces, however... Read more
Wednesday, January 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
It seems that this Facebook thing isn't a fad after all. Want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you already have an account but aren't quite comfortable using it yet? Let Dana show you the ins and outs of connecting with friends and family on Facebook. Dana is available each... Read more
Wednesday, January 29
10:30am - 12:30pm
Wondering what to do with all those old home movies on VHS cassette? We'll show you how to convert them into digital files with the library’s nifty little converter. You'll need to bring in your VHS tape(s) and a flash drive of at least 4 GB; drives are available for purchase in the Queset Office.... Read more
Wednesday, January 29
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, January 30
10:30am - 12:30pm
It seems that this Facebook thing isn't a fad after all. Want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you already have an account but aren't quite comfortable using it yet? Let Dana show you the ins and outs of connecting with friends and family on Facebook. Dana is available each... Read more
Thursday, January 30
10:30am - 12:30pm
Wondering what to do with all those old home movies on VHS cassette? We'll show you how to convert them into digital files with the library’s nifty little converter. You'll need to bring in your VHS tape(s) and a flash drive of at least 4 GB; drives are available for purchase in the Queset Office.... Read more
Thursday, January 30
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, January 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"'You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen...transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live... Read more
Friday, January 31
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, January 31
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
Saturday, February 01 to Sunday, March 15
10:00am - 5:00pm
From February 1 - March 15, the Ames Free Library will be collecting new sets of pajamas for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens! Just look for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive bin near the Circulation desk. We are once again helping the ... Read more
Saturday, February 01
10:30am - 12:30pm
We are a diverse group of aspiring and accomplished writers, who meet weekly to read our work, discuss methods, and constructively critique each other's writing. This helps us to generate new ideas and work on our respective writing processes, bringing our work closer to fruition.   Whether you are... Read more

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