Ames Free Library

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Adult Events

Monday, September 20
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, September 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the 3rd 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
Wednesday, September 22
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, September 22
6:00pm - 7:00pm
AUTHOR TALK The Ames Free Library is delighted to present MATTHEW RAIDBARD Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Matthew Raidbard, Ed.D. is the author of Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic... Read more
Thursday, September 23
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, September 24
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, September 25
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
Sunday, September 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Ames Free Library is delighted to present:   The 60+ member Sharon Concert Band plays a wide variety of music from the symphonic band repertoire. Our summer concerts are fun for the entire family, including stirring marches, show tunes, familiar favorites, "kid stuff", and... Read more
Monday, September 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
Monday, September 27
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, September 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Retirement is rated one of life’s most stressful events. Do you have a retirement tax strategy? If you’re nearing retirement or already retired, you need to understand how taxes (including the new changes) impact your retirement income, as it may be possible for you to pay less in taxes on your... Read more
Wednesday, September 29
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, September 29
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Retirement is rated one of life’s most stressful events. Do you have a retirement tax strategy? If you’re nearing retirement or already retired, you need to understand how taxes (including the new changes) impact your retirement income, as it may be possible for you to pay less in taxes on your... Read more
Thursday, September 30
3:00pm - 4:00pm
In September, 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... Read more
Thursday, September 30
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 01
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 02
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, October 04
6:30pm - 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. Benefits of membership include one free book per quarter (four per year) from the Friends Book Sale Room. New members and... Read more
Wednesday, October 06
11:00am - 12:00pm
Reduce your Internet bills with the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program! On Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m., Virginia Benzan of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute will provide information on this federal rebate initiative. This new relief program could save you $50 per month on... Read more
Thursday, October 07
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 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
Saturday, October 09
11:00am - 12:30pm
Tune in for a virtual visit from an author with Easton roots!  Joseph A. Davis was born and raised in Easton. He now lives in Sweden and has written many books for middle grade readers in Swedish. Adventures in Thousandworld: the Darkenstar is his first book to be translated into English... Read more
Monday, October 11
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Tuesday, October 12
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, October 13
1:30pm - 2:30pm
"It’s 1977 and Cassie Lyman, a graduate student in women’s history, is struggling to find a topic for her doctoral dissertation. When she discovers a trove of drawings, suffrage cartoons, letters, and diaries at Smith College belonging to Kate Easton, founder of the Birth Control League of... Read more
Thursday, October 14
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 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
Saturday, October 16
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, October 18
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the 3rd 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
Monday, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
*Due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 11, this is the rescheduled date for the Ames Free Library Online Book Club.*   "It’s 1977 and Cassie Lyman, a graduate student in women’s history, is struggling to find a topic for her doctoral dissertation. When she... Read more

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