Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

All Upcoming Events Events

Tuesday, January 16
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, January 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggle Worms is a fast-paced storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories to keep them occupied! This a great way to engage busy bodies with early literacy and opportunities for play. Crawlers and pre-walkers are also welcome. This program will run for about 20 minutes,... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm
No school? No problem!  Come play READO (our book version of Bingo!) in the Children's Room. Open to all school-aged children and their siblings. Pick something from the treasure box if you win a game, and get the chance to be the caller for the next game!  The first ball drops at... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm
No school? No problem!  Come play READO (our book version of Bingo!) in the Children's Room. Open to all school-aged children and their siblings. Pick something from the treasure box if you win a game, and get the chance to be the caller for the next game!  The first ball drops at... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Queset Writing Group is open to teenagers 13 and up who are interested in creative writing. Bring your work in progress and your imagination.  No sign up required. 
Tuesday, January 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a sewing machine available for your use in the Queset House. Schedule a time with Kathy Korona so that she can introduce you to the Necchi sewing machine. Once you have used the Necchi... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you previously sewn on a sewing machine but find yourself without one? Not to worry the Ames Free Library has a sewing machine available for your use in the Queset House. Schedule a time with Kathy Korona so that she can introduce you to the Necchi sewing machine. Once you have used the Necchi... Read more
Tuesday, January 16
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
Wednesday, January 17
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, January 17
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, January 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Wednesday, January 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Babytime is storytime for littles! This group is best for pre-walkers from 0 to 2 years old. Caregivers and babies will learn lap games, bounces, and rhymes which we'll repeat frequently, plus share a couple of books each week. Build your child's appreciation for books & reading at Babytime! ... Read more
Wednesday, January 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you hesitant to jump into the world of online bill paying or banking?  Do you keep putting off setting up your 401k or IRA?  Does talk of risk tolerance or asset allocation  make you uneasy?  Do you avoid financial planning because someone else in your household makes most of the financial... Read more
Wednesday, January 17
5:30pm - 7:30pm
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, come spend a couple of hours with like-minded stitchers and work on your current W.I.P (work in progress). Be inspired by others' work and inspire others with yours. All skill levels encouraged to join! Free and open to all.
Thursday, January 18
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, January 18
10:30am - 1:00pm
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, January 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Thursday, January 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Thursday, January 18
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays. TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and discuss the talks.
Thursday, January 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!
Friday, January 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
Friday, January 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you between the ages of 13 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
Saturday, January 20
10:00am - 2:30pm
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, January 20
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.
Saturday, January 20
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Stuck on a tough "puzzle" in your family tree?  Join Ed Hands and the Easton Genealogy Club where you can use the Ames Free Library's resources to solve the riddle! The Easton Genealogy Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. Free and open to all!
Monday, January 22
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, January 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, January 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Alternating between stories, songs, and rhymes, Songs and Stories is perfect for children about age 2 to 5 working on their social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills. The goal is to provide fun and rich experiences that build on a love of books, libraries, and reading that will stay... Read more
Monday, January 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

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