Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

All Upcoming Events Events

Wednesday, August 23
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you drive? If so, you should know car basics like when to get your oil changed, what that flashing red light on your dashboard means, and how to change a tire because it stinks being stuck on the side of the road with no idea what to do. Local expert John Brown will help us learn all of the ins... Read more
Wednesday, August 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit support group that offers a confidential, safe, non-judgmental venue for support, education, awareness and sharing of resources. The group is for family members, friends, and others coping with loss and for those dealing with loved ones addicted to opiates... Read more
Thursday, August 24
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons this summer with TED Talk Thursdays.  TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topicsincluding from science and technology to culture and arts.  During each TEDTalk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and... Read more
Thursday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come and STAY Awhile!   A doggone Literary Reception at the Ames Free Library   Come meet Kate Klise, the charming and prolific author of STAY: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List for a celebration and reading of her new book inspired by Easton’s own Ed Hands and his beloved dog Maggie. Kate wrote STAY... Read more
Thursday, August 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come and STAY Awhile!   A doggone Literary Reception at the Ames Free Library   Come meet Kate Klise, the charming and prolific author of STAY: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List for a celebration and reading of her new book inspired by Easton’s own Ed Hands and his beloved dog Maggie. Kate wrote STAY... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:00am - 12:00pm
The 4-H Babysitters Training Course teaches youth ages 11 and older what they need to know to be  caring trustworthy, responsible, and competent babysitters. Sign up now for this free, three-session course! 
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Friday, August 25
10:30am - 11:30am
Who says story times have to end when you start school? Come listen to fairy tales and folk tales with Mimsy at a story time geared toward children in kindergarten through third grade. We will read for about 30 minutes then do a small craft. No registration required; drop in when... Read more
Friday, August 25
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, August 26
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, August 26
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, August 26
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Saturday, August 26
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in on a Dungeons and Dragons game!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12.   No Registration Required.
Monday, August 28
10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Monday, August 28
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to create a digital collage in Photoshop with the use of the library's scanner, learn basic skills, repair old photos, get help with your latest Photoshop project or learn about resources to expand your knowledge. This session is designed for someone with basic art, photography and craft... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
For everyone who has ever wondered what a special vehicle looks like close-up, the library is presenting Touch a Truck! Several vehicles from the Town of Easton, the Easton Fire Department, and the Easton Police will be parked at the library so you can see all of the details, hear what they sound... Read more
Monday, August 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the Library Beaders on the fourth 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,... Read more
Tuesday, August 29
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
Tuesday, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Tuesday, August 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
“I am convinced that finding and telling a company’s story with clear language and clean sentences is the way to connect with investors, strategic partners, the media, and customers.” Bank of England... Read more
Wednesday, August 30
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Wednesday, August 30
10:30am - 12:30pm
Is that car of yours making strange noises? Wonder if it is really time to change those brakes? Not comfortable with the estimate given by your mechanic? Come on over to the Learning Commons of the Ames Free Library and freely consult with John Brown! John is a retired mechanical and manufacturing... Read more
Thursday, August 31
11:00am - 3:00pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  One Genre One Community in Partnership with Ames Free Library Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Bus leaves library parking lot at 11AM and returns by 3PM) It's not hard time, it's mealtime at CLINK. restaurant. Once known as the... Read more
Thursday, August 31
11:00am - 3:00pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  One Genre One Community in Partnership with Ames Free Library Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Bus leaves library parking lot at 11AM and returns by 3PM) It's not hard time, it's mealtime at CLINK. restaurant. Once known as the... Read more
Thursday, August 31
3:00pm - 4:00pm
"In the cutthroat world of television journalism, seasoned reporter Charlotte McNally knows that she'd better pull out all the stops or kiss her job goodbye. But it's her life that might be on the line when she learns that an innocent-looking e-mail offer resulted in murder, mayhem, and a... Read more
Friday, September 01
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, September 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Come and join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm as we get creative having fun building with LEGO. Plenty of play space and LEGOs will be provided, just bring your imagination! For all ages, free and open to all! No unattended child drop-offs are allowed.
Saturday, September 02
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you always wanted to make sterling silver jewelry from scratch? Drop in and watch live sterling silver jewelry making demonstrations by Easton resident and long-time metalsmith BURT LEWIS! While there is no hands on training, Burt will gladly answer all your questions and get you started with... Read more
Saturday, September 02
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Play PS3, X-Box 360, WiiU, board games, or bring your own Magic the Gathering cards!    Every other Saturday, join in on a Dungeons and Dragons game!   Open to all teens in grades 6-12.   No Registration Required.

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