Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

Adult Events

Thursday, April 18
10:30am - 12:30pm
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, April 18
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, April 18
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, April 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April is National Awareness Month. Given that about 1 in 59 children are on the autism spectrum disorder with boys four times more likely to be diagnosed, all of us need to be on the awareness spectrum. “Understanding Autism: What people on the spectrum would like the community to know” is just... Read more
Friday, April 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
Friday, April 19
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, April 20
11:00am - 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
Saturday, April 20
11:00am - 12:00pm
Improve your fly casting skills - or just come to watch - the beautiful art of Spey casting! First developed in the mid-1800's in Scotland, this double-handed technique is wonderful for larger gamefish such as striped bass, steelheads and the Atlantic salmon.   Back by popular demand, this not-to-... Read more
Saturday, April 20
11:00am - 3:00pm
Burt Lewis, an Easton tech expert, trainer, and local social media pioneer, is available to help you navigate Google. Burt will teach you how to get the most from free Google apps by understanding how to store and process information, photos, files, bookmarks, and documents online while syncing... Read more
Saturday, April 20
11:00am - 3:00pm
Burt Lewis, an Easton tech expert, trainer, and local social media pioneer, is available to help you create your own webpage. Using Wordpress.com, Burt will guide you through the basics of building a blog, a full website, or a combination of both. Bring your laptop and follow along.  Each session... Read more
Monday, April 22
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, April 22
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, April 23
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, April 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven... Read more
Tuesday, April 23
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, April 23
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, April 23
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, April 24
10:30am - 12:30pm
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, April 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The One Book One Community  is delighted to partner with the Library in presenting:   ELLEN MARIE WISEMAN author of THE LIFE SHE WAS GIVEN   Ellen Marie Wiseman is the bestselling author of four... Read more
Wednesday, April 24
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, April 25
10:30am - 12:30pm
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, April 25
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, April 25
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer . . . but... Read more
Thursday, April 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Easton Wings of Hope & Ames Free Library Present: A panel of professionals who serve the Easton community will be on hand to discuss youth substance use. Panel participants will provide insight on how to address & prevent this growing concern among youth for... Read more
Friday, April 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
Friday, April 26
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, April 27
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, April 27
10:00am - 2:00pm
Come join us on Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm for the Friends of the Ames Free Library Book Sale!   Highlights: Books $5 per bag* CDs $3 each Better Books $3, $5, and $10 Coffee table books individually priced Teachers pay half price! Children's coloring table: Color a picture and receive a... Read more
Saturday, April 27
11:00am - 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
Saturday, April 27
11:00am - 3:00pm
Burt Lewis, an Easton tech expert, trainer, and local social media pioneer, is available to help you navigate Google. Burt will teach you how to get the most from free Google apps by understanding how to store and process information, photos, files, bookmarks, and documents online while syncing... Read more

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