Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, October 21
10:00am - 8:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Thursday, October 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Thursday, October 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
On Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m., come to Queset House to get into the Halloween spirit...with actual spirits! Presenter Cali Muratore will share historical testimony and local lore about the Queset House hauntings and legends of the area. It will be a night of horror and... Read more
Friday, October 22
10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Friday, October 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
Saturday, October 23
10:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome to a world where books are in bloom! Once again this year, the creative members of the Easton Garden Club have each chosen a favorite book, and then interpreted it through a "novel" flower arrangement! No two floral displays are alike, and arrangements can be found scattered throughout the... Read more
Saturday, October 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Adobe Photoshop's tools and layers, and will show how to make simple edits to your photos. We will also discuss the different file types, from JPEG to PSD and much more!   Please either bring in your laptop with the latest version of Photoshop, or... Read more
Saturday, October 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Love ice cream? Join the Ames Free Library foodies for a casual and lively conversation with Rowena and Irene, the founders of The Islander’s Creamery.   We’ll chat about how The Islander’s Creamery started, their “Small Batch, Endless Flavor Combinations” concept, get to know the ingredients... Read more
Saturday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Forest Bathing with Virginia Woolf and Curative Reading A New Form of Medicine Bridging Literature with Nature, Science, and Spirituality to Heal People and the Natural World Experience therapeutic garden walking on the grounds of Queset House... Read more
Saturday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stoneworks Dance Company of Stonehill College will be doing a demo and explanation of their typical warm-up. After the demo they will do a brief improvisation activity to demonstrate the creative process that helps them come up with their choreography. Free & open to all.
Monday, October 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, October 25
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Zoom Writing Group is a friendly group of new and experienced adult writers, all genres. We meet twice a month (the 2nd and 4th) Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss writing, read what we are working on, as well as give each other support and feedback. Each meeting we have a... Read more
Wednesday, October 27
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Thursday, October 28
3:00pm - 4:00pm
In October, the Mystery Book Club will be meeting in person, in the Queset House courtyard! Look for us under the "big tree." This meeting will be socially distanced, and masks are encouraged. Folding chairs will be available. In case of inclement weather, Zoom meeting information will... Read more
Thursday, October 28
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Friday, October 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
Saturday, October 30
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, November 01
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, November 01
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, November 1 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Election of officers and appointment of chairpersons will be followed by our regular monthly meeting. If you are interested in a position on the Board, or... Read more
Wednesday, November 03
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Thursday, November 04
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 a DSLR camera to get started (Point and Shoot cameras such as Power Shot, Cyber-... Read more
Friday, November 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
Saturday, November 06
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Friends of the Ames Free Library is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting Library activities and programs, and purchases items not included in the Library’s budget. We hold book sales several times a year and participate in other Library-related events.  The Friends'... Read more
Monday, November 08
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Monday, November 08
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Zoom Writing Group is a friendly group of new and experienced adult writers, all genres. We meet twice a month (the 2nd and 4th) Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss writing, read what we are working on, as well as give each other support and feedback. Each meeting we have a... Read more
Monday, November 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The refreshingly original and "startlingly hopeful" (Lisa Taddeo) debut memoir of an over-achieving young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to group therapy and gets psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers--and finds human connection, and herself. Christie Tate had... Read more
Tuesday, November 09
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We are a small group who meets informally on the second Tuesday of each month 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... Read more
Wednesday, November 10
10:30am - 11:30am
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system benefiting the body and mind, similar to Tai Chi. It integrates slow movements, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practice is suitable for all levels of ability, and any age, and one is welcome to join classes any time.  Offered... Read more
Wednesday, November 10
1:30pm - 2:30pm
The refreshingly original and "startlingly hopeful" (Lisa Taddeo) debut memoir of an over-achieving young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to group therapy and gets psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers--and finds human connection, and herself. Christie Tate had... Read more
Thursday, November 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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