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!

All Upcoming Events Events

Monday, April 19
10:00am - 8:00pm
In celebration of the Patriots' Day holiday, the Ames Free Library will be closed.
Tuesday, April 20
10:00am - 5:00pm
Are you ready for warmer weather? Sunshine, flowers, and ice cream? We are too! April's Teen Take and Make project is an ice cream cone flower pot! Your kit will have everything you need to decorate your pot, including instructions. Kits will be available to pick up at the library starting on... Read more
Tuesday, April 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is now live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Tuesday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Youth Services will be hosting a Zoom Room for Pokémon fans (ages 13 and under) to log in to play a round with other Pokemon fans or compare cards with other trainers! You must have your own deck to play, but beginners are welcome to observe matches. No registration is required. Click here... Read more
Wednesday, April 21
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Wednesday, April 21
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, April 21
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pick up your kit with soil, seeds, a peat pot, and a growth journal in Youth Services starting on Friday, April 16. The program will be held on Zoom at 1 PM on Wednesday, April 21. We'll plant the seed, talk about how seeds grow, and make the first entry in our Seed Growth journals. No registration... Read more
Wednesday, April 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library?   If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board!   By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can: Help plan... Read more
Thursday, April 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. Since kids are missing the social aspect of in-person storytime, we've added a short show-and-tell to the beginning of storytime. Kids are welcome, but not required, to... Read more
Thursday, April 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Youth Services librarians will share a few new or popular items from the Youth collection at the library. Come prepared to tell us about a book or series that you have enjoyed. You’ll tell us the title & author, and then a few things you liked about... Read more
Thursday, April 22
1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Ames Free Library presents SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT   Brawl your way through the competition with the Ames Free Library Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament!   The tournament will take place Thursday, April 22nd at 1 p.m.,... Read more
Thursday, April 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pop in on Zoom for some book recommendations! Youth Services librarians will share a few new or popular items from the Youth collection at the library. Come prepared to tell us about a book or series that you have enjoyed. You’ll tell us the title & author, and then a few things you liked about... Read more
Friday, April 23
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, April 23
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roll, twist, and fold paper to create a unique 3D sculpture! Follow along on Zoom to learn how to make one.  These special sculptures will represent YOU - the final product will depend on what you like & who you are. It's like a personality quiz and artwork combined! You can pick up a kit with... Read more
Saturday, April 24
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, April 26
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, April 26
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 15... Read more
Tuesday, April 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is now live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Tuesday, April 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
AUTHOR TALK The Ames Free Library & Human Rights Committee of Easton are delighted to present YASMIN AZAD Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6 - 7 p.m.   Yasmin Azad is the author of Stay, Daughter.   This memoir draws on her... Read more
Wednesday, April 28
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Wednesday, April 28
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, April 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. Since kids are missing the social aspect of in-person storytime, we've added a short show-and-tell to the beginning of storytime. Kids are welcome, but not required, to... Read more
Thursday, April 29
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in The Disappeared. The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife--and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to... Read more
Friday, April 30
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, May 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
Tuesday, May 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Wiggle Worms is now live! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. We'll be able to interact and sing together in these Zoom sessions, so tune in at 10:30 a.m. to join in with Miss Jess! Join Zoom Meeting... Read more
Wednesday, May 05
10:30am - 11:00am
We're back, babies! Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and lap games - and maybe a short book - to fire up those babies' brains! Sessions are live at 10:30 a.m., so you can sing along with Miss Jess and learn... Read more
Wednesday, May 05
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, May 06
10:30am - 11:00am
Fun for all ages is now LIVE at Family Storytime! Zoom in for a storytime perfect for preschoolers, but fun for the whole family. Since kids are missing the social aspect of in-person storytime, we've added a short show-and-tell to the beginning of storytime. Kids are welcome, but not required, to... Read more
Friday, May 07
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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