Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"

All Upcoming Events Events

Saturday, May 21
11:00am - 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. The Spring Book Sale includes most books on sale at half price and better/specialty books as marked. We... Read more
Monday, May 23
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, May 23
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 on the 2nd and 4th Monday 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, May 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
PLANNING FOR MEDICARE- COUNTDOWN TO 65   As you approach Medicare eligibility, you may have a lot of questions. Planning for Medicare - Countdown to 65 is a comprehensive seminar that can help you understand your health insurance options after your employer sponsored plan has ended... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Wiggleworms will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Wiggleworms will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Tuesday, May 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Tuesday, May 24
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you like scary stories? Join us for the final meeting of our horror-themed book club for teens! We'll be discussing What Big Teeth... Read more
Tuesday, May 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Queset Under the Stars: An Interactive Series of Outdoor Events. Join us this spring for a series of programs under the beautiful trellis in the Courtyard behind Queset House. (In the event of inclement weather, programs will be moved inside the Queset House.) All Queset Under the Stars programs... Read more
Wednesday, May 25
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, May 25
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Babytime will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 25
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Babytime will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for infants and prewalkers, Babytime is storytime for littles - and their grownups! This session is full of songs, rhymes,... Read more
Wednesday, May 25
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in learning how to use PowerPoint? Already know the basics and want to strengthen your skills for your next presentation? Join California Muratore for a one-on-one session! Cali will tailor the session to your needs and skill level, and can provide instruction on: Basic and advanced... Read more
Wednesday, May 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Beat James Pires, professional e-sports coach & collegiate-level competitor, who was once ranked in the top 0.2% of League of Legends players in North America, at his own game. All May long, we've been honing our skills every Wednesday. Now, on May 25th, the 4th Wednesday of the month, the time... Read more
Thursday, May 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Due to today's wet weather, FAMILY STORYTIME IS CANCELED. Check out our storytime extender links at the bottom of this event listing, or come on in to the library to check out books for a DIY storytime. See you next week! In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Family... Read more
Thursday, May 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Due to today's wet weather, FAMILY STORYTIME IS CANCELED. Check out our storytime extender links at the bottom of this event listing, or come on in to the library to check out books for a DIY storytime. See you next week! In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Family... Read more
Thursday, May 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm
“East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high... Read more
Thursday, May 26
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Color Me Calm is a weekly opportunity for teens to decompress, wind down, and chill. It's all about art, ambient music, and good vibes. Bask in the rainbow glow of (artificial) candlelight; listen to soothing ocean sounds and deep, rhythmic bass; and brighten up your world with watercolor markers,... Read more
Friday, May 27
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, May 28
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, May 28
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, May 28
5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Queset House will be unavailable this evening due to a private function. Thank you.
Sunday, May 29
3:00pm - 8:00pm
The Queset House will be unavailable today due to a private function. Thank you.
Monday, May 30
10:00am - 8:00pm
The Ames Free Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 31
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Wiggleworms will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program... Read more
Tuesday, May 31
10:30am - 11:00am
In May, Storytime will be moving outside full-time! Wiggleworms will meet in the Queset Garden this month. No registration is required; all families are welcome to attend. Best for mobile toddlers, Wiggleworms features songs, rhymes, and a story or two to keep little ones engaged. This program... Read more
Tuesday, May 31
1:00pm - 2:30pm
We are a group of fiber enthusiasts of all abilities who meet every Tuesday afternoon. Come when you can and with whatever project you're currently working on or hoping to start. Sit, stitch, and enjoy great conversation! Hope you can join us! Free & open to all.  Equipment and supplies can be... Read more
Tuesday, May 31
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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

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