Ames Free Library

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All Upcoming Events 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
Tuesday, September 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Tuesday, September 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... 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
10:30am - 11:00am
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. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Wednesday, September 22
10:30am - 11:00am
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. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... 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
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Thursday, September 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... 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
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
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
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
Tuesday, September 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... Read more
Tuesday, September 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Our fall session of Wiggleworms will continue to meet in the Queset Garden! Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program meets every Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Miss Jess and runs for about 20-25 minutes. Siblings welcome. ... 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
10:30am - 11:00am
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. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Wednesday, September 29
10:30am - 11:00am
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. This program will continue to meet in the Queset Garden every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Jess... Read more
Wednesday, September 29
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join a crew of adventurers as you try to make a name for yourselves in a fantasy world. Whether it be slaying vampires in Strahd's Castle or spelunking through the Cave of the Moon Goddess in search of eternal light, you have a wide set of skills at your disposal to decide what happens next! Bring... Read more
Wednesday, September 29
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join a crew of adventurers as you try to make a name for yourselves in a fantasy world. Whether it be slaying vampires in Strahd's Castle or spelunking through the Cave of the Moon Goddess in search of eternal light, you have a wide set of skills at your disposal to decide what happens next! Bring... 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
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more
Thursday, September 30
10:30am - 11:00am
Family Storytime is perfect for preschoolers but fun for the whole family! This group will continue to meet in the Queset Garden, where you can learn (or re-learn!) favorite songs & rhymes and enjoy a few stories each week. This program meets every Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Alyisha and... Read more

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